This is a list of speakers from the XML Guidebook records. The details and URLs were valid at the time of the event.
I started in Microsoft in 2004. I have been consulting SQL Server for 15 years. I am one of the leads for SQL Server in EMEA and working on the SQL Server training preparation world wide. My main area in SQL Server is SQL Server core including performance troubleshooting, high availability solutions, administration, migration, disaster recovery.
Before Microsoft Levent has worked for several Microsoft Partners and Government Offices as Database Administrator and Systems Engineer. He has worked on Database Migration Projects, SQL Server Database Systems Design and Architecture and HA/DR Projects for Government Offices. He#39;s been working at Microsoft Customer Services and Support Team as Support Engineer and Senior Premier Field Engineer since 2010.
Benjamin Nevarez is a SQL Server MVP and independent consultant based in Los Angeles, California who specializes in SQL Server query tuning and optimization. He is the author of “SQL Server 2014 Query Tuning Optimization”, “Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer” and has contributed to other SQL Server books including “SQL Server 2012 Internals”. Benjamin has also been a speaker at many SQL Server conferences, including the PASS Summit, SQL Server Connections and SQLBits.
Faruk is working as Senior Support Escalation Engineer in Microsoft Support SQL BI team since 2006. He's expert on Data Access layer components and technologies developed by Microsoft.
Gokan Ozcifci, consultant principal et fondateur de la soci#233;t#233; Neoxy. Gokan est membre ex#233;cutif la communaut#233; francophone sur le TechNet Wiki, r#233;dacteur de blogs et mod#233;rateur sur forums SharePoint depuis plus de 4 ans. Il a #233;galement particip#233; avec les membres communautaires de Microsoft US pour la cr#233;ation de l#39;#233;quipe TAT. Gokan est #233;galement un MVP SharePoint, reconnu
pour ses blogs SharePoint, scripts et repr#233;sentation de SharePoint au Conseil de TechNet Wiki.
Yigit Aktan is a founder and principal consultant of DataDynamic and he has been working in the IT industry since 2000. He specializes in HA amp; DR solutions, performance tuning and optimization of database systems with a focus on scalable, performing and secure deployments. He has been using SQL Server since version 2000. He is president of the PASS Turkey and a SQLSaturday organizer. He has been awarded as SQL Server MVP since 2012. He is a regular speaker at the SQL Server related events.
Turgay Sahtiyan has been working in IT industry over a decade and he currently works as a PMC (Premier Mission Critical) Solution Engineer at Microsoft.He is based in Turkey and primarily giving proactive and reactive services with solution based approach to top enterprise customer in the MEA region.Before joined to Microsoft, he was one of the SQL Server MVP in Turkey,in addition he is founder and former president of SQLPass Turkey Chapter.(Detailed BIO http://www.turgaysahtiyan.com/about.aspx)
Saverio Lorenzini is a Principal Engineer at the Premier Field Engineering division in Microsoft Italy. He has a master degree in Computer Science Engineering from University of Pisa, and joined Microsoft in 1998, where he started to work on SQL Server from version 7.0.
He started supporting customers and projects on data platform Microsoft technologies: SQL, SSIS and Reporting Services up to solutions development on SQL/.NET platform.
Mihail Mateev is a technical consultant, community enthusiast, PASS Regional Mentor for CEE, chapter lead, Microsoft Azure MVP, Microsoft Regional Director. He works as a Senior Solutions Architect at EPAM Systems, focused on Data Platform, IoT and cloud related solutions. He also worked many years like a Technical evangelist in the Infragistics. Last years Mihail was focused on various areas related to technology Microsoft: Data Platform, Visual Studio, ASP.Net, Windows client apps, Data Platform, and Microsoft Azure. Michael also has a PhD in cloud computing area. He is a university lecturer on Smart Homes and Smart Energy IoT Solutions.
Tufanoglu has graduated from Computer Engineering Department of Marmara University in 2009. While he was student, has started to work as Business Intelligence Consultant in 2008. Since 2011 he is working for TCM (Teknoloji Çözümleri Merkezi ) as Business Intelligence Team Leader and take part in works actively including datawarehouse designing, data architecture, consultancy of Microsoft business intelligence suites and development.
Alexander Karl is database-developer and certified MCT for Windows and SQL Server with .net-CDE GmbH. For more than 18 years he has been working with Database-, Datawarehouse- and Reporting-Solutions for companies from medium-sized enterprises to Group level. His spectrum includes Serversizing, Programming to optimize performances as well as Report- and Chartdesign; in trainings and seminars he conveys participants well-founded theoretical knowledge complemented with his practical.
Tomaž Kaštrun is BI developer and data analyst. His main focus are data mining, T-SQL development, programming and query optimization. He has been working with SQL server since version 2000. He is Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft MVP for data platform and Microsoft trainer.
Işıl Efe has been working for Microsoft Turkey for more than 6 years as a senior SQL Server Premier Field Engineer. Her main expertise has been on SQL Server Core, but for more than a year she is very interested in Cloud Analytics and working on PowerBI, HDInsight and Machine Learning. She has delivered many workshops, techbriefs, webcasts to customers and also partners and also delivered two sessions @SQLSaturday İstanbul for the last two years.
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.
Boris is a SQL Server Consultant, but also an Author for Pluralsight and a SQL Server MVP. He is frequently speaking at conferences all accross Europe and is heavily involved in training students and organizations in what he calls quot;The Art of SQL Serverquot;. Boris is frequently blogging and is the host of SQLHangouts.
My experience surrounded with high focus on the data platform with a track record of defining strategy, designing and delivering digital transformation migrations with major enhancements to current working methods. Worked in a capacity of Head of Data Engineering, Enterprise Data Architect and Solutions
Key career accomplishment recognition as an industry expert technical excellence from the Microsoft as Data Platform Most Valuable Professional (MVP) recognition since the year 2006 (13 years as MVP and counting), which recognizes exceptional technical community leaders worldwide who actively deliver, present share their extraordinary contributions, high quality, and real-world expertise.
Twitter pod (http://twitter.com/sqlmast
Graduated from Hacettpe University Computer Science (Ankara - Turkey) department at 2004
and had master degree from Middle East Technical University on Software Engineering.
Mine has 10 years experience on software development and testing, first on aerospace industry (Boeing) and then on Microsoft.
She joined Microsoft on 2010 as a Software Design Engineer in Test for SQL Server group in Redmond USA.
She participated development of various features for SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014.
After I graduated Technical University (Statistics programme), I worked at Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Mavi, Project House HAVAS that i developed Business Intelligence Projects. Now I#39;m working at yemeksepeti.com that is a one of the biggest e-commerce company in Turkey as Senior Business Intelligence Developer.By the way I#39;m a periodical teacher at Bahcesehir University (MIS Master Programme) about Business Intelligence using Microsoft SQL Server. I awarded as SQL Server MVP in 2014,2015
Ismail Adar, Computer Engineer, Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCSE and MCSA. Focused on the SQL Server relational engine at performance troubleshooting, OLTP scalability and defining and implementing reliable high availability environments. Also Author of quot;SQL Server 2012 Programming and Administrationquot; and quot;Data Warehouse Desing with SQL Server Interation Servicequot;
Umit Sunar has been working in IT Industry since 2000 and he is currently working as Cloud Solution Architect (Azure) at Microsoft MEA HQ. Based in Dubai and traveling a lot for business and entertainment. Formerly, he is an aeronautics engineer originally supposed to build airplanes.
In technical keywords, he received his first development certificate from Borland at 1992 and continued development in many platforms including C, PHP, Pascal Fortran, Python, Java, C#, Node.js and maybe couple more that he forgot writing this.
He is passionate about Cloud Computing for 8+ years and even created a small cloud environment in 2008
He doesn’t like the word “geek” but likes a lot traveling, cooking and smiling.
Chandra Mohan Situmalli
Been working as a Senior Support Engineer in Microsoft and currently working as a Senior Premier Field Engineer
Denis Reznik is a Data Architect at Intapp, Inc. He has more than ten years experience in software development, database design, and performance tuning for cloud and on-premises solutions. In 2010 Denis became Microsoft Data Platform MVP and maintains MVP status today. Apart from his professional career, Denis actively participates in the development of the Ukrainian Data Community.
Mustafa Acungil had been working on data since 2001. He is an expert on SQL Server, Business Intelligence, and Machine Learning.
As a trainer, consultant, and manager he has been working in Bilgeadam for more than 10 years.
He is also a writer and last title he has published is 24 Kariyer Tuzağı. (http://www.dr.com.tr/Kitap/24-Kariyer-Tuzagi/Egitim-Basvuru/Is-Ekonomi-Hukuk/Yonetim-Is-Gelistirme-Kalite/urunno=0001693784001)