This is a list of speakers from the XML Guidebook records. The details and URLs were valid at the time of the event.
I am working at Microsoft more that 7 years. My main focus is SQL Server tuning, query performance and disaster recovery.
Microsoft Data Platform Expert and certified Azure Solutions Architect with over 12 years’ experience working in the City of London in the Financial Services Industry (retail and investment banking, multi-asset class trading systems). He has passion for secure, high-performance, maintainable data-driven applications that can be deployed with confidence on-premises and in-cloud. With educational background in intelligent sensor networks and machine learning he is always in search of automation and optimisation opportunities.
Has presented at SqlBits, PASS Summit, SqlDay and multiple Sql Saturday events (Tel-Aviv, Kiev, Paris, Tallinn, Bonn, Bratislava, Goteborg, Kharkiv, Bucharest, Sofia, Ljubljana) and user groups.
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.
Edwin M Sarmiento is the Managing Director of 15C, a consulting and training company that specializes in designing, implementing and supporting SQL Server infrastructures. He is a 12-year former Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Microsoft Certified Master from Ottawa, Canada (but he’s originally from the Philippines) specializing in high availability, disaster recovery and system infrastructures running on the Microsoft server technology stack. His background in Unix has taken him to the world of DevOps and Docker to containerize SQL Server. He is very passionate about technology but has interests in music, professional and organizational development, leadership and management matters when not working with databases.
Wlodek Bielski is an experienced BI architect and consultant, based in Warsaw.
He gained most of his experience in data warehousing and BI while working for large international customers, mainly in FMCG and E-Commerce sectors.
Wlodek closely follows the latest developments in Advanced Analytics, including Cloud-based BI and Data Science.
Wlodek holds his Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Wroclaw.
Bent is a Data Platform MVP and working as Senior Business Analytics Architect at Kapacity A/S, where he have been working with enterprise customers on solutions with SSAS Tabular, SQL Server and in general Azure Data Platform services for the last years. During the past years, he concentrated on working with architecturing, devOps, Automation, testing and simplifying development processes for the Azure Data Platform.
Erland Sommarskog is an independent consultant based in Stockholm, working with SQL Server since 1991. He was first awarded SQL Server MVP in 2001, and has been re-awarded every year since. His focus is on systems development with the SQL Server Database Engine and his passion is to help people to write better SQL Server applications.
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.
Catalin Gheorghiu is a solution architect from Romania. He has more than 15 years of experience in developing solutions, especially on Microsoft technologies in very demanding environments. Is contributing articles and blogs to several user groups (MrSmersh), lecturing all over Romania and abroad, is also RONUA Timisoara (PASS Chapter) user group leader. Since 2011, every year he was awarded the Microsoft MVP Award.
Sergiy Lunyakin (MCSA, MCSE, MCTS) is a Big Data Architect at SoftServe, Inc.
He has extensive experience in designing and developing Big Data Analytics, Data Warehouse, and BI solutions, using both on-premises and cloud products. In 2016, Sergiy became Microsoft Data Platform MVP and has since maintained his MVP status. Sharing knowledge is another one of his passions. He regularly speaks at international conferences such as SQLSaturday, SQLDay, SQLNexus, and SQLBits. He also runs the Lviv SQL Server User Group in Ukraine and organizes SQLSaturday Lviv.
Started as an application developer in the early 90’s using C++, Access and SQL-Server.
Since around 2010 focusing on Database Development mainly SQL-Server.
Holding several Microsoft certifications such as: MCSE Data Platform, Business Intelligence and Data Management and Analytics (Charter).
I've been designing data-centric systems for last 20 years and have gained huge experience in developing BI, AI and Big Data solutions. For the last 5 years I've mostly been focused on enterprise platform designing and implementing different innovative approaches for Fast Data Processing. At the moment I'm responsible for building Processional Services in Cloud Solutions for Enterprise Customers.
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
25+ years of experience in database development: development data-centric applications from scratch, support of legacy databases/applications, data migration tasks, performance tuning, consulting, database trainer. I have experience with wide range of databases such as FoxPro for DOS (Fox Software), MS SQL Server (started from version 6.5) , Oracle, Sybase ASE, MySQL, PostgreSQL.
Co-Leader of PASS Local Chapter in Lviv.
Speaker at PASS SQLSaturday conferences (since 2013); PASS Lviv/Vinnitsa/Virtual SQL Server User Group, EPAM IT Week (2015-2017), AIBig Data Day 2019.
Ruby on Rails разработчик и Linux администратор в компании Railsware. Является автором таких продуктов как: PopCornUA, MongodbLogger, SmtRails, PIRO, Webp-ffi, Zopfli-ffi и многих других.
Алексей является автором открытого учебного пособия по PostgreSQL на русском языке и по Chef на английском языке. Активный докладчик в различных IT конференциях.
Data enthusiast with mathematics background in relation with SQL Server for over 10 years. Works as a database administrator (Microsoft SQL Server) responsible for environments upgrades and migrations. Holds certificates MCP, MCSE Data Platform. The Data Community (polish chapter of PASS Chapter) active member and attendee of various data conferences. Sometimes teaches math and Microsoft Excel. When not working or teaching learns new things. Italian calcio fan and traveler.
Owner / Principal Consultant at LunarCat.PT
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) focusing on SQL Server, Azure, IoT and Security.
19+ years' fun developing information and multimedia systems, DBA, project and IT management.
Data Community Portugal, IT Pro Portugal and PowerShell Portugal communities organiser.
IPv6 Portugal, DNSSec Portugal and Windows Development Portugal online communities moderator.
Actively volunteering, organising, speaking or just participating at community meetings and events around the world.
Proud uncle and food devouring expert, with dangerous рuϧϧy cat as companion.
Go to http://Andy.PT and you'll know the same as the NSA...
Jose Manuel Jurado Diaz
José Manuel Jurado currently works as SQL Escalation Engineer and Subject Matter Expert in Azure SQL Database at Microsoft Spain. With over 20+ years of experience in SQL Server environments (administration and database development), he is a speaker for internal events at Microsoft and for public events such as SQLSaturday, SQL Nexus, SQLBits, Pass Summit, SQL Server Konferenze, TechReady, DotNetConference, and Azure BootCamp. In the past, he worked as Project Manager for large global retail company for more than 10 years developing projects using different Microsoft Technologies.
I have been dealing with database administration and development for more than 16 years. Started from SQL Server 2000
- Active member of Data Platform community
- Organizer of SQLSaturday Kharkiv
- Speaker at various Data Platform related events
- I possess Microsoft certificates: MCDBA, MCITP, MCSA.
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.
Jan Mulkens is a Microsoft MVP in AI, a Solution Expert at Ordina Belgium, and a Microsoft Data Platform BI Consultant.
In his spare time, he is a speaker at conferences and user groups in Europe and he organizes two user groups and a conference in Belgium.
Power BI Days conference (www.powerbidays.com), Belgium Microsoft Advanced Analytics User Group (bit.ly/msaaug), and Flemish Power BI User Group (meetup.powerbibelgium.com).
I am a Big Data Engineer in a BI team. I have around 4 years of professional expertise in the Information Technologies industry, mainly all around data Engineering and Data Warehousing.
I am working on my 3rd BI Project now. All of them are in different business areas and are using different technologies. What is common between them is the willingness to find the most proper development methodology as it is not a canonical development team and no development methodology works "out of the box" .
In my talk I would like to share my experience in this area.
Senior field engineer in Microsoft. Working 12 years.
Leader of PASS Local Chapter in Donetsk (Ukraine). I work as DWH/BI architect. Responsible for designing and developing Data Warehouse and BI solutions with using Microsoft BI Stack products.
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”.
Senior Database Platform Engineer, leader of Krakow chapter of Data Community Krakow (former Polish SQL Server User Group) - PASS Chapter. With more than 10 years of experience in Microsoft technology, helps in advisory for performance optimization on database and application levels. Active speaker on SQL Server related events like SQLSaturday, SQLDay, MCT Global Summit etc. Holds many Microsoft certificates including MCSE: Data Platform, MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014/2016, MCSA: Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 and MCT.