This is a list of speakers from the XML Guidebook records. The details and URLs were valid at the time of the event.
Tim is a Data Platform MVP and has a whole collection of Microsoft and other industry certifications. His experience includes HA/DR, virtualization, SSIS, SSRS, and performance tuning, among everything else SQL Server-related.
Tim is very active and passionate in the SQL Community. He runs the Columbus GA SQL Users Group, has been a PASS Regional Mentor for a number of years, was named a PASS Outstanding Volunteer in 2012, and is a frequent speaker at user groups, SQLSaturdays and PASS Summits. Tim is one of the top ranked in karma on ask.sqlservercentral.com, answers questions as @tradney on Twitter, and blogs at http://timradney.com and SQLskills blog at http://www.SQLskills.com/blogs/tim.
Bradley Ball is a MCITP SQL 2005 MCTS 2008 DBA with over 10 years of IT experience. Bradley spent 8 years working as a Defense contractor for clients such as the U.S. Army and The Executive Office Of the President of the United States. He is currently a Sr. SQL DBA Staff Specialist for Publix Supermarkets. He has presented at SQLSaturdays 62, 74, 79, 85 for the MAGICPASS OPASS SSUG’s, SQL Rally, and at the PASS Summit in 2011. Bradley can be found blogging on http://www.sqlballs.com
Jeff has been consulting on and performing technical training for MS SQL Server since 1989, Version 4, on OS/2. Since then, he has worked extensively with each release of the product, specializing in performance and tuning, from concept through legacy system, on systems of all sizes, from small start-up company applications to multi-terabyte data warehouses.
In addition to hands-on consulting, he speaks at SQLSaturdays several times/year, has a youtube channel with free training, and has written 20 books on database management systems.
His latest book is "Transact SQL the Definitive Guide."
Brian Knight, a SQL Server MVP, MCSE, and MCDBA, is the owner and founder of Pragmatic Works. He is also the co-founder of SQLServerCentral.com, BIDN.com, and SQLShare.com. Brian runs the local SQL Server users group in Jacksonville (JSSUG), is a contributing columnist at several technical magazines, and does regular webcasts at PragmaticWorks.com. He is the author of 15 SQL Server books and a frequent speaker at conferences such as PASS Summit, SQL Connections, TechEd, and many Code Camps.
Bradley is a consultant at Pragmatic Works in Jacksonville, FL. He was an author on the book SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer. Bradley has experience on many part of the Microsoft BI platform. He has spoken at events like SQLSaturday, Code Camp, SQL Lunch and SQL Server User Groups. He is a contributor on sites such as BIDN.com and SQL Server Central as well as an active member of the Jacksonville SQL Server User Group (JSSUG).
John Welch joined SentryOne in spring 2018 as VP of Engineering with the acquisition by SentryOne of the software division of Pragmatic Works. John leads the development of a suite of products that make developing, managing, and documenting data solutions easier. John has been successfully delivering IT solutions to business problems since 1994, and has been focused on business intelligence and data warehousing technologies since 2001. He is a Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP), and a frequent presenter on SQL Server and data topics. He also contributes to several open source projects and community initiatives targeted toward making data professionals work more productive.
Brian K. McDonald, MCDBA, MCSD is a Business Intelligence Consultant. Brian has experience in Database Administration, SQL Server Reporting Services, SQL Server Integration Services and Analysis Services. He has worked as an Application Developer, Network Administrator and a Database Administrator throughout his 11 years in the IT industry. He even spent a year on a large Help Desk operation a long, long time ago. Brian takes pride in all his projects and diligently works to not only meet expectations, but greatly exceed them. Brian has written articles for industry websites and continually strives to learn more and become a better version of himself. Brian is an active member of the Jacksonville SQL Server User's Group and has presented at User group meetings, Code Camps, many SQLSaturdays and SQL Rally events across Florida and South Carolina.
Jonathan Kehayias is a Principal Consultant and trainer with SQLskills, and has been recognized as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for over 10 years, and was the youngest person ever to achieve the Microsoft Certified Master – SQL Server certification. He has presented at numerous conferences including PASS Summit and SQL Rally, SQLBits, VMware Open Forum, SQLintersection, and multiple SQLSaturdays around the world. As a performance tuning and high availability expert for SQL Server, Jonathan has architected and implemented complex systems and solutions for some of the worlds most challenging workloads.
Over 35 years experiences in Software Sevelopemt, IT Management and BI Architecture.
Randy Knight is a data professional who has worked with Microsoft technology for over 25 years, focusing on SQL Server since 1997. He has worked in a variety of settings, including 6 years as a database architect for match.com. In 2010, he founded SQL Server Solutions Group LLC, a boutique SQL Server consultancy. A Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) in SQL Server, he speaks often at events all over the country including the PASS Summit, SQLIntersections, and numerous SQLSaturday and User Groups.
Russ Loski is a SQL Server BI Developer based in Dallas-Fort Worth. He current works as a Data Analytics Engineer for Navisite, a remote managed IT services company. Twenty years ago, he began working with SQL Server 6.5. He has since continued to develop applications connected to all of the versions of SQL Server. He has worked with clients in industries from insurance to healthcare, from movie theaters to American football. Russ is a regular speaker at SQLSaturday events, as well as the SQL Server Users Groups in the North Texas region. Russ likes working with data in various shapes.
Timothy is currently a Technical Trainer in the Enterprise Security Group at Symantec (www.symantec.com, SYMC). Timothy’s particular interests are IT operations, IT auditing, IT audit frameworks, IT service management (ITSM), ITIL, information security, project management, and database/application tier high availability solutions. Timothy delivers training for SharePoint 2010, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2, and Exchange 2010, and speaks frequently as user groups.
Brian Mitchell, an MCM - SQL 2008 with a MBA from the University of Florida, is a Senior Consultant in the Microsoft Big Data Center of Expertise, where he focuses on SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse, HDInsight, and Microsoft Business Intelligence. Brian has spent countless hours onsite at customer sites delivering Microsoft database and BI solutions. He has extensive experience creating and delivering advanced training for the full range of the Microsoft BI stack, with a particular passion for Analysis Services and Reporting Services.
Brian has presented at TechEd, PASS Summit, SQLRally, and several SQLSaturdays and SQL Server user groups. You can read more about his deep involvement in Microsoft data technologies at http://brianwmitchell.com.
Michael Antonovich is the assistant director of Web and Technology Services in the Communications Division for Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, FL, where he manages the Internet and intranet infrastructure. He has published seven books, ranging from an Apple II User Guide to Office and SharePoint 2010 User's Guide. His blog has focused mainly on PowerPivot and Power BI, but for the last year Mike has taken a break to pursue some other activities. He hopes to restart his blog later this year focusing more on style and presentation. Mike has used SQL Server since 1998 and, for the past 7 years, has been promoting SSAS, PowerPivot, and Power BI for the masses.
Chad Miller is a Senior Manager of Database Administration at Raymond James Financial. Chad has worked with Microsoft SQL Server since 1999 and has been automating administration tasks using Windows Powershell since 2007. In his spare time he is the Project Coordinator/Developer of Powershell-based Codeplex project SQL Server PowerShell Extensions (SQLPSX). Chad leads the Tampa Powershell User Group and is also a frequent speaker at SQL Server users groups, SQLSaturdays and Code Camps.
Ronald Dameron is The Only DBA at a small software company building planet-scale mobile resource management software.
He has over 20 years IT experience on a variety of platforms. His current interests are Azure, PowerShell, SQL Server 2016 and Linux.
He was a PASS Summit 2015 Speaker Idol contestant and has spoken at SQLSaturday Tampa, Orlando, South Florida, and the Tampa and Orlando SQL User groups. He has recently earned the Competent Communicator Award from Toastmasters International.
He is most active on Twitter as @RonDBA.
As President of Pragmatic Works Consulting Adam drives market strategy, sales, partnerships, implementation and thought leadership. He has over 15 years of experience helping companies use their data to fuel their growth. Adam has been wowing audiences around the world for over a decade. He has delivered hundreds of sessions, published over a dozen books and hundreds of online videos and webinars on data and cloud topics. His passion is growing companies and mentoring leaders and companies to help them achieve their dreams.
Senior Consultant in BI and Data Architecture for Information Builders. * Deploy solutions to clients in the grovernment, financial services and healthcare sectors. * Developed the ARRA Fund Manager, a compliance reporting tool used by states and municipalities for federal funds reporting. * Author of 'No Nerds' and 'The Brave, New Front' - articles printed in Computerworld. * 2010 Recipient of the Business Intelligence Competency Center Visionary Award.
Kendal Van Dyke
Kendal is a database strategist, community advocate, public speaker, and blogger. A practiced IT professional with over 15 years of SQL Server experience, Kendal excels at disaster recovery, high availability planning/implementation, amp; debugging/troubleshooting mission critical SQL Server environments. Kendal is a Senior Consultant on the Microsoft Premier Developer Support team and President of MagicPASS (http://magicpass.sqlpass.org), the Orlando, FL based chapter of PASS. Before joining Microsoft, Kendal was a SQL Server/Data Platform MVP from 2011-2016.
I'm currently a Work Stream Manager for Advaiya. During my 15 years at Microsoft as a program manager, I shipped or been deeply involved in the following products: Project Houston, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 7.0, SQL Server 6.5, Ashton-Tate/Microsoft SQL Server for OS2 (at Ashton-Tate), Excel 2003, Access 2003, Access XP, Access 2000,
Eddie Wuerch has 20 years of experience as a SQL Server specialist in a much-longer IT career. A Microsoft Certified Master, Eddie spends his days in the Salesforce Marketing Cloud, focusing on performance, scale, and uptime for the massive SQL Server backend. These SQL Servers churn billions of transactions daily against trillions of rows of data in a 24x7 continuously-available online system accessed by millions worldwide every day.
Julie Smith is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and a BI consultant for Innovative Architects in Atlanta, GA. She#39;s implemented increasingly complex Business Intelligence solutions for over a decade at various organizations. She#39;s also worn many other database “hats” in her career – production DBA and database developer--but data integration and BI are her true passions. Julie holds a BA from the University of South Carolina. She and Audrey Hammonds co-created The Datachix.com blog.
Jorge Segarra is a senior consultant for Microsoft (Premier Support for Developers) and a former SQL Server MVP. Jorge has co-authored titles including "SQL 2008 Pro Policy-Based Management" and "SQL Server 2012 Bible" .
David is a Sergeant with the Cape Coral Police Department and currently works as a database administrator and developer in the Administrative Services Division. He began his career with the police department in 1990 in the patrol division and worked various assignments until being promoted to Sergeant in 1998. Based on his education and experience David was assigned to his current position in 2002 and is responsible for database administration, software integration, and development for public sa
JJack Corbett began working with SQL Server, Access, and VB in 1999, when he served an apprenticeship with a good friend who was the software development manager at the local paper mill. He found his niche and has concentrated on SQL Server development and administration since late 2000. He has worked with SQL Server through version 2017 and was a Microsoft Data Plaform MVP from October 2011 to October 2016.
Jack is passionate about helping companies architect, design, and develop high performance applications based on the Microsoft Data Platform. He also has a passion for seeing database developers get the core application code (the database) protected under source control.
Jack has presented at many user groups and SQLSaturday even
Dmitri Korotkevitch is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, author of Pro SQL Server Internals and other books with years of experience working with SQL Server as an Application and Database Developer, Database Administrator, and Database Architect.
Dmitri specializes in the design, development, and performance tuning of complex OLTP systems that handle thousands of transactions per second around the clock. He blogs at: http://aboutsqlserver.com.
Janis Griffin has over 30 years of DBA/database experience including design, development and implementation of many critical database applications. Before coming to Quest Software, Janis primarily worked in the Telecom/Network Industry, working with both real-time network routing databases and OLTP business to business applications. Janis also held positions as a Principal Architect and Senior Manager, mentoring other DBAs on best practices in database performance tuning.
Rodney Landrum has been architecting solutions for SQL Server for over 12 years. He has worked with and written about many SQL Server technologies, including DTS, Integration Services, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services. He has co-authored 4 books on Reporting Services. He is been a regular contributor to SQL Server magazine, sqlservercentral.com and Simple-talk.com. Rodney is also SQL Server MVP
Aaron Nelson is an author, public speaker, blogger, and leader in the community. He has over 15 years of experience in architecture, Business Intelligence, development, and performance tuning of SQL Server. Aaron has received many certifications and is a six time winner of the Microsoft MVP Award.
Aaron leads the PowerShell Virtual Group of PASS (SQLPS.io), is a board member of PowerShell.org, and is a volunteer at his PASS Local Group, AtlantaMDF.
Sandra A. Mueller started with Administration (via a programming job) in 1997 and moved into Database Design and performance optimization. She has always had a passion for sharing knowledge and trying to help others avoid the hard lessons she learnt. To this end she has been an MCT for 16 years, writing course ware, providing training and follow-on project consultation. In 2004 after an activation with the military her focus turned to SQL Server 2005 and its Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities. She is currently working as a BI Architect with SQL Server 2008R2 OLAP solutions.
Sandra blogs on http://www.SandraAMueller.com. She recently started the Raleigh NC SQL Server BI User Group (http://www.tripassBI.org). She consistency speaks at SQLSaturday events and supports her local community by speaking, volunteering and attending regional chapters.
Ed Wilson is the Microsoft Scripting Guy and a well-known scripting expert. He writes the daily Hey Scripting Guy! blog. He has also spoken at TechEd, Tech Ready, Geek Ready, SQL Rally and various SQLSaturday conferences. A Microsoft-certified trainer he has taught scripting to Microsoft Premier Customers worldwide. He has written 11 books including 9 on Windows scripting that were published by Microsoft Press. His Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step for MSPress is a current best seller.
James McAuliffe is a Cloud Solution Architect with CCG Analytics, a Microsoft Gold Partner. He is also a Microsoft Preferred Partner Solutions expert and has been worked with clients of all sizes, from local businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Today’s mix of Big Data and cloud offerings make yesterday’s dream today’s possibility. Let’s talk about it!
Michael Stark has been developing software since 1992. He has worked for both large and small companies. He has worked in a variety of platforms and environments. He prefers the newer technologies and enjoys learning new skills and applying them as solutions to existing processes. He prefers client facing software development projects. He gets personal satisfaction with build products that make business life easier for the end user. Mr. Stark is originally from Miami, Florida and currently resides in Tampa, Florida. In between the two he has live in Atlanta, Detroit, Deland, and Madrid Spain.
Geoff Hiten is a Technical Solutions Professional at Microsoft. Geoff began working with SQL Server in 1992 with version 4.2 and has used every version since. He specializes in highly available SQL systems, performance tuning, and systems migration. Geoff is heavily involved in the Microsoft SQL Server Community and was initially awarded MVP status in 2004. Geoff was appointed in 2011 to fill an interim Director position at the National PASS organization.
David is an DBA/Developer for a private educational institution in New Hampshire. David has five years of experience learning and administering SQL Server and more recently developing BI solutions using SSIS. Having earned both his MCTS and MCITP DBA certifications for SQL Server 2008, he still considers himself a beginner sharing with other beginners.
Denny Cherry is the owner and principal consultant for Denny Cherry Associates Consulting and has over a decade of experience working with platforms such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V, vSphere, and Enterprise Storage solutions. Denny’s areas of technical expertise include system architecture, performance tuning, security, replication, and troubleshooting. Denny currently holds several Microsoft Certifications related to SQL Server 2000 through 2019, including being a Microsoft Certified Master, Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert Award.
Troy has been a SQL Server professional for over 18 years, filling various roles as analyst, developer, and for the last decade, DBA. As a regular speaker at SQLSaturdays up and down the east coast, he’s taught on a multitude of topics from disaster recovery to performance tuning to professional development. Currently residing in Jacksonville once again, he just got back from two years as Sr. DBA for the EDW of a major international insurance company in New York City.
Eric Wisdahl is a computer engineer working in the database field. He has held multiple roles and positions in e-commerce, marketing and insurance industries. Currently, he is working as a database administrator in a development role for an e-commerce company.
Eric Wisdahl does not like writing about himself in the third person. It is kind of creepy.
Plamen is an SQL Server MVP specializing in relational database applications analysis, implementation, and tuning. His particular interest is in design patterns, performance and optimization. In the past two decades he has worked in different roles as database developer and architect in medium and large scale enterprise applications. He has been involved on projects utilizing DB2 and Oracle, but his main passion is SQL Server, which he started using at version 4.2. Plamen has master's degree in computer science with specialization in algorithms and compliers. He enjoys sharing his experience with user groups and at various conferences.
Kevin Boles is a SQL Server expert, working exclusively with the product since v6.5. With over 25 years of database experience and over 45,000 man hours of SQL Server engine experience, he holds many related certifications, is an MCT and was a SQL Server MVP from 2007 to 2012. Kevin has been a very successful independent consultant for over 20 years. His passion is the relational engine, especially designing, building, analyzing and tuning high-performance database applications.
I have spent the last 16 years of my life living, learning and teaching SQL Server. I am currently a Principal DBA at SAIC, and I teach online DBA courses at BYU-Idaho. My life before all this was as a high school Drama teacher here in Florida. It might seem an odd transition, but it really isn't. To me, part of being a great DBA is embracing the artistry of the process. How the design of a database ebbs and flows into its final form. So, I guess you could say I am a SQL artist.
Mark Landry has over thirty years of experience in software development.
He has been an independent software consultant for fifteen years specializing in object-oriented design and programming, relational and multidimensional database design, and data warehousing. He is considered a regional expert in Analysis Services.
Mr. Landry holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Computer Science.
Dr. Suresh Rajappa
Suresh Rajappa is a Principal @ Intellisee Group focusing on Enterprise Performance Management, Big Data, Business Analytics and In-memory computing. He has 20 years of experience in databases and Business intelligence. He holds a PhD in Data Mining and MBA degree in Strategy and Finance.
He had spoken in various SQLSaturday sessions across the country.