This is a list of speakers from the XML Guidebook records. The details and URLs were valid at the time of the event.
Tillmann Eitelberg is CEO and co-founder of oh22information services GmbH, which specializes in data integration and data management. Tillmann is an active blogger at www.ssis-components.net, writing regularly about data quality topics and his passion: spatial data. In addition, he has published several SSIS components on Codeplex and GitHub. Tillmann is a Data Platform MVP, a board member of PASS Germany e.V., a PASS CL for the Cologne/Bonn region, and a PASS RM.
Niko Neugebauer is a Data Platform Consultant. A SQL Server MVP with over 20 years of experience in IT, he is passionate about the Microsoft Data Platform and community. Founder of the Portuguese SQL Server User Group and the main organizer of the first SQLSaturday event outside of North America (#78 Portugal), Niko speaks regularly at events such as PASS Summit, SQLRally, SQLBits, and SQLSaturday events around the world. Niko loves sharing information and knowledge and has authored over 130 blog posts on Columnstore Indexes, and regularly contributes to the open-sourced CISL library focused on Columnstore Indexes.
Ruben Pertusa Lopez
Ruben is a Global BI/BigData Manager and Global Data Lead Architect at DUFRY HQ, member of PASS Spanish Group and founder of SQLSaturday Barcelona and Madrid. MCP and MCSA in SQL Server 2012 and also awarded with Microsoft MVP Data Platform. With more than 9 years of experience, he has been working in top projects for leading worldwide companies and teaching in the SolidQ BI Master. He has presented at the SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2014 Spanish launch event, PASS BA Chicago, TechNet Webcasts, Microsoft Partner Program and SolidQ Summit events.
Founder of Shadowland Consulting. In January 2015 decided to permanently leave Poland and discover new worlds. Actually settled in Hucknall (The Last home of The Byron Family). Community leader focused on SQL Server, SharePoint, security, collaboration and ITIL, DR, BCM, and SLA. Love licensing stuff.
Microsoft Certified Trainer, freelancer, and consultant. Subject Matter Expert at Microsoft. Member of Microsoft Terminology Community, Friends of RedGate PLUS, PASS, ISSA, ACM and more. Since 1st July 2010 Data Platform MVP. Creator of SQLDAY Conference and Conference CEO 2009-2011. Co-Leader of PASS East Midlands Group. Speaker at group meetings and conferences. STEM Ambassador.
Traveler. Coffee Addicted.
Christoph works as a BI Architect for KI Performance. With SQL Server and its BI Stack he is dealing for more than 15 years.
He is cofounder and chapter leader of the German PASS chapter of Hannover, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Hildesheim and regular speaker at conferences and German PASS events on DWH topics and agile project management.
I started to work at Bayer Business Services GmbH on 01.09.2012 as a student. Since 2013 I am working with a BI System based on Microsoft SQL Server R2 which deals with advanced analysis to financial data. This year I am going to finish my bachelor and start to work for bayer as fulltime employee.
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.
Mark is Head of Microsoft BI in Hamburg, Northern Germany. He is working as project manager and consultant since 11 years with Microsoft .Net and since 7 years primary with Microsoft Business Intelligence / Data Analytics tools.
His experience is emphasized by an MCITP f#252;r SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligente certification.
Constantin is working at Syntax Systems GmbH Co. KG. He mainly deals with the design and development of solutions based on Microsoft products and technologies. Since 2010 he was each year designated Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the Microsoft Data Platform. In addition he is member of the board of Just Community e.V. (http://www.justcommunity.de) and PASS Deutschland e.V. (http://www.sqlpass.de). He also leads the .NET User Group Frankfurt/Germany (http://dnug-frankfurt.de). Find his blog at: http://kostjaklein.wordpress.com
Marcel Franke is a Practice Lead based in Germany with around 10 years of experiences in building and designing Data Warehouse amp; Big Data solutions based on the Microsoft platform. His focuses are Advanced Analytics, Data Science, and large scale BI Applications. Marcel is part of an advisory and research team supporting the largest Analytical installations on SQL Server and Open Source software in the German speaking area (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland).
Andreas Wolter is a Program Manager for SQL Server- and Azure Security at Microsoft. In this role he is working on Security features of SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Managed Instance. He is currently focusing on “Separation of Duties”-concepts and RBAC-Integration. He has 18 years of experience with SQL Server before joining Microsoft and is the founder of Sarpedon Quality Lab, the Germany-based company specialized on SQL Server HA, Performance and Security. He is Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) for SQL Server and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master for the Data Platform (MCSM) and was recognized as MVP for multiple years in row.
Scott Klein is a senior consultant with SQL Solutions Group with over two decades of experience working with Microsoft SQL Server. Prior to SSG, Scott spent almost 10 years at Microsoft, traveling the globe as a technical evangelist training and speaking about SQL Server and Microsoft’s Azure data services. Scott’s recent focus has been on advanced analytics, including big data and IoT, providing real-world training to help bring intelligence to your data. Scott has authored several books focusing on data and data analytics. Scott is continuously striving and looking for ways to help developers and companies grok the wonderful world of data.
Uwe Ricken is working with IT systems since the 90’s. The primary passion for developments with Microsoft SQL Server expanded in 2007 with his engagement as a DBA for Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt am Main. After 6 years of operational experiences as a DBA and over 14 years as a developer of complex database models he achieved the “Microsoft Certified Master – SQL Server 2008” certification which “was” the highest technical certification. In the same year he earned his first award as a Data Platform MVP for his support to the Microsoft SQL Server community in Germany and Europe. Uwe Ricken is a speaker on many international conferences and events and preferred topics are “Database Internals”, “Indexing” and “Development”.
Sascha Dittmann is working as a Data Solution Architect at Microsoft. In his role he supports customers to implement successful cloud solutions. His focus is on Microsoft Azure, SQL Server Business Intelligence, Big Data as well as Data Science.
Before he joined Microsoft in 2015, he was working for Ernst Young as a Software Developer (13 years) and Solution Architect (3 years). During this time he founded the community websites cloudbloggers.de and cloudbloggers.net as well as the user groups .NET Stammtischs Rheinhessen and Xamarin User Group Frankfurt. He's an author of several technical articles and a regular speaker at user groups and conferences. Between 2012 and 2015 he received 4 Microsoft MVP awards for Microsoft Azure.
Torsten Strauß (MVP, MCSE Data Platform, MCSE Data Management and Analytics, MCT) has been working with Microsoft SQL Server since the turn of the millennium.
He currently works as Database Engineer and Microsoft SQL Server Evangelist for BP Europe SE and as Principal Consultant for Sarpedon Quality Lab.
Torsten has delivered more than 100 presentations about Microsoft SQL Server at national and international conferences and user groups in recent years.
Bodo Michael Danitz
Bodo Michael Danitz has been a freelanced consultant for database systems since his studies of electrical engineering. He worked as a developer on Oracle platforms for 8 years. With SQL Server 6 in 1995 he left the Oracle platform to be deep diving into SQL Server DBA matters. His specialties are performance tuning, very large databases, and high availability subjects. He also won fame for his expertise in tuning Microsoft Dynamics as well as for his own products branded under SQLSunrise#174;.
Johan Bijnens is a database firefighter, involved with SQLserver since 2000, who works at Aperam Genk as member of the Industrial IT support department. Involved in designing architectural solutions based on the Microsoft SQL Server Platform. Performing operational performance and troubleshooting support in co-operation with the dev teams.
Stefan Grigat ist BI Consultant bei ORAYLIS. Er hat mehr als 8 Jahre Erfahrung mit SQL Server und ist MCSE BI. Neben langer Erfahrung mit HA-L#246;sungen f#252;r Trading- und Kraftwerksystemen ist er beratend f#252;r verschiedene Kunden in den Bereichen Datenanalyse und Auswertung, ETL-Workflow und Reporting t#228;tig. Bei internen Schulungen vermittelt er theoretisches Wissen erg#228;nzt mit Praxiserfahrung. Seit der SQL 2005 liegt seine T#228;tigkeit neben der Verf#252;gbarkeit in der Entwicklung mit SSIS, SSRS und SSAS.
André Kamman is a DBA and SQL Server Solutions Architect for CloudDBA. He has done a lot of DBA work on 1000’s of servers where he discovered his love for Powershell, architecting SQL Server solutions, building and tuning ETL processes (with BIML). He also likes to work with MPP platforms APS and AzureDW. André is a Data Platform MVP, Dutch PASS Chapter Leader and organiser of SQLSaturday Holland.
Wolfgang Strasser creates solutions based on the Microsoft Data Platform tools in his day-to-day job as Business Intelligence consultant. Either using SQL Server Database Engine, SSIS, reporting with SSAS and SSRS, implementing Power BI solutions or cloud tools for data analysis - the data-tools-landscape is broadening every day! Based on his professional careers as a software developer he likes to work on structured development processes.
Wolfgang shares his knowledge with the community at many national and international events. For his community work, Wolfgang has been awarded with the Microsoft MVP Award for Data Platform in October 2015
William Durkin is a DBA, Data Platform MVP, and Data Platform Architect for Data Masterminds (http://datamasterminds.io). He uses his decade of experience with SQL Server to help multinational corporations achieve their data management goals. Born in the UK and now based in Germany, William has worked as a Database Developer and DBA on projects ranging from single server installations, up to environments spanning 5 continents, using a range of high availability solutions. William is a regular speaker at conferences around the globe, organizes the popular event SQLGrillen (http://sqlgrillen.com).
Gerhard has been working with Microsoft BI tools since 2006 mainly focusing on Microsoft SQL Server and its components. As a consultant and architect he designed various enterprise BI solutions primary in the German-speaking areas. His personal interest has always been on analytical databases and their capabilities. In 2012 he achieved the SSAS Maestro certification. He is also very active in the community, has its own blog and speaks at conferences all over the world on a regular basis.
Patrick Heyde ist Technical Evangelist für SharePoint Development und SQL BI und Microsoft Azure. Patrick ist seit 2007 bei Microsoft und neben der Beratung von Microsoft Partnern und Microsoft Enterprise Kunden stark involviert bei Prototypprojekt. Mehr Details über Ihn findet man bei XING-Patrick_Heyde, auf seinem Technet-Blog (http://aka.ms/patrickheyde) und über Twitter: @patrickheyde
Olivia Klose is Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Germany. She is focussing on Microsoft Azure and Big Data, and was beforehand speaker for Windows Client. Prior to joining Microsoft, she studied Computer Science with Mathematics at the University of Cambridge (B.A. Hons, M.A.), the Technical University of Munich (M.Sc.) and IIT Bombay. Here, she focussed on Machine Learning in Medical Imaging.
Andre ist Senior Consultant und Trainer bei der Trivadis GmbH. Er sammelt seit Version 7.0 Erfahrungen mit dem SQL Server und hat seinen Schwerpunkt auf die Infrastruktur gelegt. Spezialisiert hat er sich hierbei auf den Bereich Mission Critical Systems. Neben der T#228;tigkeit als Consultant, vermittelt Andre sein Wissen in Trainings. Au#223;erdem engagiert sich Andre in der Community als Chapter Leader bei der PASS in Bayern und als Organisator des SQLSaturdays in M#252;nchen. Er betreibt einen Blog unter www.andreessing.de.
Frank Geisler is owner and CEO of GDS Business Intelligence GmbH. He is SQL Server MVP, MCT, MCSE – Business Intelligence, MCSE – Data Plattform and MCSE - Azure Solutions Architect. In his Job he is building Business Intelligence Systems based on Microsoft Technology, mainly on SQL Server and SharePoint.
Andy Leonard is founder and Chief Data Engineer at Enterprise Data Analytics, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, creator of the DILM (Data Integration Lifecycle Management) Suite, an SSIS trainer, consultant, developer, Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) developer and BimlHero, SQL Server database and data warehouse developer, community mentor, engineer, and farmer. He is a co-author of "The Biml Book and SQL Server Integration Services Design Patterns" and author of "Managing Geeks - A Journey of Leading by Doing", "Data Integration Lifecycle Management with SSIS", "Building Custom Tasks for SSIS", and the "Stairway to Integration Services". Andy blogs at andyleonard.blog where you can learn more on the About Andy page.
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.
I have been working with SQL Server since SQL Server 2000 version as a database administrator, developer, consultant and trainer, focusing on high availability and disaster recovery solutions, ETL, troubleshooting and performance tuning, developing high performance solutions . I'm a regular speaker at SQL Server user group meetings, SQLSaturday events and other conferences. An owner of MCM certification and MVP award on SQL Server.
Sascha works for the PSG GmbH since 1994 as a Principal Consultant focusing on the Microsoft Data Platform. He is active in the SQL community as an organizer of the Hamburg (Germany) PASS Chapter, as a speaker on SQL Server related events and rewarded as a former Data Platform MVP.