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Marco is a Business Intelligence consultant and mentor. He wrote several books about Power BI, Analysis Service, and Power Pivot. He also regularly writes articles and white papers that are available on sqlbi.com. Marco is a Microsoft MVP and an SSAS Maestro, the highest level of certification on Microsoft Analysis Services.
Today, Marco focuses his time with SQLBI customers, traveling extensively to train and consult on DAX and data modeling for Power BI and Analysis Services. Marco also teaches public classes worldwide.
Marco is a regular speaker at international conferences like Microsoft Ignite, PASS Summit, and SQLBits. He also enjoys delivering evening sessions at local user groups during his trips.
Data Platform MVP for almost 12 years, I love Data and Database in all their forms. Developer for passion (C# and Python), I've been working in the IT field since 1997. My focus has been databases and performance tuning since the start, focusing both on transactional and analytical workloads. I worked for more than 10 years on Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, then moved to IoT and Big Data for a while. Now back to database space, injecting passion and innovation into Azure SQL as Microsoft Program Manager for Azure SQL Hyperscale, helping developers to re-discover SQL, which is now almost everywhere, and take advantage of all its amazing power!
Klaus Aschenbrenner provides independent SQL Server consulting services across the United States and Europe, focusing on the .NET Framework and SQL Server 2005 and 2008. In 2004 and 2005, he received the Microsoft MVP award for his support of the .NET community. Klaus has also written a book, “Pro SQL Server 2008 Service Broker,” published by Apress (2008).
I've been working with Microsoft technologies since 2000, and I'm specialized in .NET Framework and SQL Server platform. I focus primarily on back-end development, integration solutions, relational model design and implementation. Starting from 2011 I'm also member of UGISS (Italian SQL Server User Group) and speaker at main italian SQL Server conferences and workshops.
Matija Lah has more than a decade of experience working with Microsoft SQL Server, mostly architecting data-centric solutions in the legal domain. His contributions to the SQL Server community have led to the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in 2007 (Data Platform), which he held until 2017. In 2008 Matija joined SolidQ as a Mentor, located in Central and Eastern Europe. He spends most of his time on projects involving advanced information management, and natural language processing.
Andrea Uggetti lavora in Microsoft nella gruppo di Technical Presales Deployment Services come Sr. Partner Technical Consultant dedicato ai servizi e prodotti di DataAI. Ha un'esperienza decennale nei database relazionali e negli ultimi anni si è specializzato nei prodotti della piattaforma BI di Microsoft e in particolare di Analysis Services e Power BI. Ha lavorato come Escalation Engineer di Analysis Services per diversi anni risolvendo problemi dei clienti di tutta Europa e collaborato con il Product Team per migliorare i prodotti. Nell'ultimo anno si è occupato di supportare i partner con la consulenza su prodotti e soluzioni di DataAI
Luca Ferrari lavora in Microsoft Italia come PFE Engineer.
Lavora con Sql server dalla versione 2000 ed ha seguito con attenzione tutte le evoluzioni del prodotto.
Si occupa principalmente di:
MPP SMP Design
SSIS e SSRS, Azure SQL Database, Azure DataWarehouse.
Fabian Pascal is an independent analyst, consultant, educator and writer specializing in data fundamentals. Author of three books and hundreds of articles, he lectured and taught seminars at the business and academic levels. He consulted with IBM, Census Bureau, CIA, Apple, UCSF, Golden Gate University and IRS, among others. In 2000 he founded DATABASE DEBUNKINGS (www.dbdebunk.com), dedicated to making data fundamentals accessible to data professionals via seminars and publications.
Silvano Coriani is a Principal Software Engineer in SQL Customer Success Engineering team, part of Azure Data. He has 20+ years experience in application development and database design, troubleshooting and performance tuning. As self-employed first, and then part of SQL CAT and Azure Data engineering teams, he presented at several industry leading conferences and co-wrote a number of articles on data related topics.