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Dejan Sarka, MCT and Data Platform MVP, is an independent trainer and consultant that focuses on development of database and business intelligence applications. Besides projects, he spends about half of his time on training and mentoring. He is the founder of the Slovenian SQL Server and .NET Users Group. Dejan Sarka is the main author or co-author of eighteen books about databases and SQL Server. Dejan Sarka has also developed many courses and seminars for Microsoft, Radacad, SolidQ, and Pluralsight.
Jen Stirrup, Microsoft Regional Director and MVP is a well-known Business Intelligence and Data Visualization expert, author, data strategist, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) student in London. Jen leads a boutique analytics consultancy, delivering strategic advice to companies large and small.
Jen has presented in Africa, India, Europe and North America. Jen has presented at Ignite, Techorama, TechEd, PASS Summit, SQLBits, and SQLSaturday events in Europe and the US. She also delivers the MAPA Azure Architects course worldwide with Microsoft team members. Jen was also featured on the Best of PASS Summit 2015 DVD as one of the top 10 speakers. Jen also was awarded PASS prestigious PASSion Award in 2012
Consultant décisionnel depuis 2009, j'ai eu l'occasion d'explorer certaines des fonctionnalités offertes par SQL Server, et cela est loin d'être terminé avec la croissance des volumes de données, et les nouveaux outils à disposition (Data Insights), de nouveaux défis vont très certainement s'offrir à nous. Même si la B.I. reste mon coeur de métier, je ne cache pas mon intérêt pour le Moteur SQL Server, surtout si l'on rajoute à ceci l'impact d'un hébergement en IaaS dans Azure !
Serge Luca is a SharePoint MVP since 2007, co-author a book in SharePoint 2013 and author for SharePoint Pro Magazine and well known international speaker (ESC14, ESPC15, SharePoint Summit Canada, TechDays, Tech Ed, many SharePoint Saturdays around the world…). Serge has been working with SharePoint since the beginning of the product in 2001. As a real SharePoint architect Serge focus both on the infrastructure, the business side and the development side of SharePoint and Office 365. He has executed several assignments for the Microsoft SharePoint team (Redmond) across the world and has worked for Microsoft Learning as a Subject Matter Expert. He has trained more than a thousand developers in SharePoint.
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”.
MVP SQL Server, certifi#233; MCITP, MCTS, MCSA 2008/2012 et membre du Board du Groupe Utilisateurs SQL Server (GUSS). Consultant en Business Intelligence depuis plus de 4 ans je me suis sp#233;cialis#233; sur les technologies d#233;cisionnelles de Microsoft, le moteur SQL Server et plus r#233;cemment sur HDInsight, l#39;offre BigData de Microsoft. Blog: http://www.pulsweb.fr/
Jean-Pierre Girardot est Consultant ind#233;pendant sur les offres d#233;cisionnelles Power BI de Microsoft et Pyramid Analytics.
Ayant cr#233;#233; et g#233;r#233; plusieurs soci#233;t#233;s d#39;informatique, il a acquis une haute expertise sur l#39;apport des outils d#39;aide #224; la d#233;cision dans la gestion des entreprises. Aujourd#39;hui, pour r#233;pondre au besoin croissant des entreprises concernant l#39;analyse de l#39;information, il accompagne ses clients dans la mise en place de solutions d#233;cisionnelles Libre-Service.
Markus Ehrenmueller-Jensen, as the founder of Savory Data, has a long history of providing customer solutions in the areas of data engineering, data science, and Business Intelligence. He is a certified software engineer, a graduated business educator, and professor of Databases Project Management at HTL Leonding, and is certified as an MCSE MCT. He is a published author and writes articles for well-known journals. He co-founded PASS Austria and organizes SQLSaturdays in Austria. Markus is a founding member of Power BI Usergroup Austria. Since 2017 Markus was awarded as an Microsoft Data Platform MVP.
J#39;ai fait mes premi#232;res armes comme analyste programmeur et administrateur syst#232;me par la suite pour finalement me sp#233;cialiser sur SQL Server en 2005. Toutes ces exp#233;riences m#39;ont permis d#39;acqu#233;rir une vision globale des syst#232;mes d#39;information. Gr#226;ce au GUSS qui f#233;d#232;re la communaut#233; Data Microsoft en France, j#39;ai l#39;occasion d#39;animer des webcasts #224; intervalle r#233;gulier et int#233;gr#233; le board pour entretenir plus activement cette passion.
Christophe Laporte is based in Toulouse, France and has worked with SQL Server since 1997, starting with SQL Server 6.5. Focusing on high availability, VLDBs, and virtualization, Christophe also delivers performance audits on SQL Server and helps companies in choosing the appropriate architectures (Cloud, OnPremise, or Hybrid).
In addition to his MCM certification, Christophe is also a SQL MVP, speaker, and Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2000.
Azure MVP and Advisor, community manager of AZUG.FR
Kevin Kline is a database and industry expert serving as Principal Program Manager at SentryOne, the industry leading SQL Server database tools vendor. A Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2003, he is a founder and former president of PASS. Kevin is an author of many books, blogger, columnist, and popular international speaker. Kevin’s best known book is the best-selling SQL in a Nutshell and contributes monthly to Database Trends Applications magazine. He tweets at @kekline and blogs at http://Blogs.SQLSentry.com/Author/KevinKline.
Sean McCown is a Certified Master with 23 years of experience in databases. He is also founder and co-owner of the MidnightDBA.com website, where he records free SQL Server training videos. He also writes the popular Minion Maintenance suite, the most configurable maintenance solution on the planet.
Architect, Consultant, Trainer and also Manager, Jean-Pierre leads the Data BI Practice at AZEO, a French Microsoft "pure-player" partner.
Jean-Pierre is MVP Data Platform since 2008 and speaks at many events in France and in Europe. JP leads the local community (GUSS) and organize events in France since 2011 : MS Cloud Summit, Les Journées SQL Server, SQLSaturday, etc.
JP is passionate by data concerns in business like Data Governance, Data Quality or Data Vizualisation and since 2010, he’s specialized in Self-Service BI. His favorite topic is Power BI and business usages and technical architectures that go with.
Gianluca Sartori is a Data Platform MVP, independent consultant and performance tuning specialist. He has been working in the software industry since 1999 and has been working with SQL Server ever since. He also works as a SQL Server trainer and in his spare time he writes technical articles and participates the SQL Server forums. Gianluca enjoys presenting SQL Server topics at conferences in Europe and in Italy in particular. He is currently working as lead DBA at a famous Formula 1 team.
SharePoint amp; PowerShell Specialist - moving more into a dedicated PowerShell focus to help coach organisations in methods that they can use to improve their configuration management on a larger scale allowing them to deploy production ready code quicker, easier and with more confidence and importantly at scale in a repeatable manner.
Co-Ordinator of the UK PowerShell User Groups - with groups in Manchester amp; London but with a view to expand this across the UK in 2016 - If interested in getting one going in your area then lets talk about it :-)
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.
David Barbarin is Consultant at dbi services. He has more than ten years of experience in Microsoft solutions. He is specialized in SQL Server technologies and associated topics such as installation, migration, security audits, troubleshooting of performance issues, or high availability architectures etc. David Barbarin is SQL Server MVP (since 2010), Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) for SQL Server, and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).
Consultant certifié Microsoft SQL Server, Philippe Geiger accompagne aussi bien des professionnels en infrastructure, en décisionnel que des développeurs. Maîtrisant toutes les versions de SQL Server, il assure également, en sa qualité de formateur certifié, les formations officielles de Microsoft. Il est aussi membre du programme "Microsoft Professional Program on Data Science". Basé en Alsace, Philippe travaille chez Titanium, Groupe Calliope, société "Pure Player" Microsoft.
Chrissy LeMaire is a Data Platform and PowerShell MVP who has worked in IT for over 20 years. She works for General Dynamics and serves as the SQL Server DBA at NATO Special Ops HQ in Belgium. She is also an avid scripter, and has used PowerShell since it was introduced in 2005 at the Microsoft Professional Conference in Los Angeles. Chrissy is the creator of the popular dbatools PowerShell module for SQL Server.
Chrissy recently achieved her MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University