This is a list of speakers from the XML Guidebook records. The details and URLs were valid at the time of the event.
Warwick Rudd is currently employed as a SQL Server Consultant and Certified Trainer for WARDY IT Solutions, Australia’s leading SQL Server consultants, trainers and Business Intelligence specialists. Warwick is a frequent speaker at local SQL Server user groups and SQLSaturday events in Australia. When not playing with the SQL stack, Warwick likes to get away to the cold and spend time snowboarding.
Rob Farley runs LobsterPot Solutions in Australia, where he's a consultant in the Microsoft Data Platform and Analytics space. He's been an MVP since 2006, probably because of his blogging, his presentations around the world, and his dedication to the Adelaide Data Analytics User Group which he has led since before the release of SQL Server 2005. He's on Twitter at @rob_farley, but you can always email him using firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Low is well-known in the SQL Server community as a mentor, trainer, author, and community leader. He is a certified master for SQL Server, was an instructor in that program, and holds a PhD in Computer Science. Microsoft often calls on Greg to develop data-related content, and to train their staff. He regularly speaks at tier-one conferences internationally. Greg is best known for his SQL Down Under podcast, SDU Tools, and his eBooks and whitepapers. He heads up a boutique consultancy called SQL Down Under in Melbourne Australia. Greg has been awarded as an MVP since 2001.
Recovering Applications Developer and small business owner, Daniel has worked with SQL Server for longer than he'd care to remember. He currently spends his waking hours developing ReadyRoll SQL Projects, a database change management tool for SQL Server, and helping companies get out of database deployment strife.
Bhavik is a Microsoft vTSP for BI, leads a national team of consultants and has over 7 years of experience across the entire Microsoft BI stack.
He speaks regularly at public events and has presented a theatre session at Microsoft TechEd and topics at various Sharepoint Saturday and SQLSaturday events around Australia. He also presents at Sharepoint and SQL Server User Groups and for the PASS BI Virtual Chapter.
He has been delivering formal training for over 3 years, teaching classes on SSAS, SSRS, SSIS, PowerPivot and Sharepoint BI.
He has a genuine and zealous passion for Microsoft BI and the value it can bring to business when implemented correctly!
Rod Colledge is a director and founder of StrataDB, a leading Australian-based provider of SQL Server solutions. With 15+ years of SQL Server experience, Rod's commitment and depth of knowledge was recognized in 2010 with a Microsoft MVP award for SQL Server. Rod leads StrataDB's Business Intelligence practice and has authored or contributed to three books, including the “SQL Server MVP Deep Dives” series. He's a sought-after speaker at both local and international SQL Server conferences.
Peter Ward is WARDY IT Solutions Chief Technical Architect. Peter's credentials and achievements include being a highly regarded speaker at SQL Server events; a sought after SQL Server consultant and trainer providing solutions for some of the largest SQL Server sites in Australia. Peter has been recognised as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his technical excellence and commitment to the SQL Server Community.
Julie Koesmarno, MCSE Data Platform, and MCSE Business Intelligence, MCT, is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, with a Bachelor’s degree in IT. She has over 10 years of experience working with SQL Server for large-scale and multi-million-dollar OLTP and ETL projects as a SQL Server developer and system analyst/designer. Her past projects include delivering a SQL Server 2012 data warehouse and BI solutions in the US and Australia. She now works with hybrid, cloud and on-prem SQL projects.
Grant Paisley is a Data Platform MVP and founder of Angry Koala, a Microsoft Business Intelligence partner based in Sydney, Australia. Grant is president of the SQL Server Usergroup Sydney and created http://reportsurfer.com, a community built around reporting, where you can also run the reports. He was contributing author for quot;SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services with MDXquot; and quot;Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Recipesquot;.