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Ventsy Popov is Head of software development in Zingasoft – a company specializing in building Microsoft Cloud-based solutions. He has more than 12 years of experience in development and he used technologies like Azure, ASP.NET/MVC, MS SQL Server, Xamarin, Oracle DB, Apache Cordova and Ionic Framework. He spent 4 years in Microsoft as a Technical Evangelist. Ventsy is Microsoft Certified Trainer and puts enormous enthusiasm when taking part in technical discussions and exchanging valuable tips and tricks with other geeks. This is one of the reasons why many years ago he started to take part as a speaker in different university courses and numerous technical conferences and continue to do so.
Pavel has worked with SQL server for the past 10 years as a programmer, lead infrastructure DBA and team-leader in the largest Czech bank. During that time, he got an experience in planning, implementing and maintaining large-scale environment with hundreds of multi terabytes databases. His main points of interests include HA/DR solutions, T-SQL performance tuning and CI/CD.
Pavel also runs a local SQL Server group in Czech Republic and helps to organize a SQL Saturday in Prague.
Pavel runs a local SQL Server group in Czech Republic and helps to organize a SQL Saturday in Prague.
I have more than 10 years experience in Microsoft .NET and MSSQL technologies.
I work as regular and senior developer, team leader and project manager of big projects and several small projects in small and big dev team.
The projects are related to trading workflow in FinTech industry, clinical researches and IoT.
I have got several certificates: MCITP, MCPD, MCTS.
I graduated bachelor and master degree from University of Plovdiv "Paisii Hilendarski" with major Software Technologies.
My hobbies are: fishing, skiing, walking in the mountain and developing.
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.
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.
David Postlethwaite has been a DBA for Liverpool Victoria in Bournemouth, England since 2008
He supports both Oracle and SQL Server from 2000 to 2017, DBMS, SSIS, SSAS and Reporting Services.
In 2015 David built and deployed the company's first cloud solution using Microsoft Azure SQL Database and web services
Before becoming a DBA David was a .NET developer and way back in history a Windows and Netware administrator.
He is an occasional blogger on www.gethynellis.com
David is a regular speaker for SQL Saturday.
Most of his presentations can be found on his YouTube channel www.youtube.com/c/DavidPostlethwaiteSQL
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...
Arnie long ago realized that most issues between Developer and DBA comes from incomplete communication and a misunderstanding of each other's objectives. He is a frequent Trainer and Mentor for Developers and DBAs, bringing both sets of skills to better communicate with teams to create a working solution. For over a decade, Arnie has been a SQL Server MVP, Certified Trainer, technical editor for several publishers, including MOC, and has served as University and Community College adjunct faculty. Clients include Fortune 500 and Multi-Nationals, Federal and State agencies, Foreign governments, and local enterprises –both public and private.
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.
Microsoft Certified Trainer with over 10 years experience as an IT instructor and Consultant. She has many qualifications and professional certifications, including: Excel MVP, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MOS Master. In 2008 she is among the TOP 25 of the best instructors in Microsoft World Company business evaluation and measurement - Knowledge Advisors.
SQL expert in Microsoft’s Data Platform Solution. Enthusiast with more than 10 years of experience in support, implementation, design and architecture of small and large projects for SQL Core – Consolidations and Migrations. Passionate speaker in SQL Master Academy and events like SQL Saturday and community events. Experience in Financial Sector Data platform Operations.
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.
Contact: www.maginaumova.com; http://blogs.technet.com/b/magi/
Magi Naumova is SQL Server Architect and Consultant, speaker and trainer, Microsoft Certified Master, MVP Data Platform, MCT, Founder of SQL Master Academy, founder and leader of the Bulgarian SQL User group. She has more than 15 years SQL Server training and consulting experience. Magi is a former member of Microsoft Services Worldwide Technical Leadership Team, а Microsoft Women worth watching http://zd.net/1lwNYKH Currently she speaks, writes, trains and consults people on SQL Server technology. She runs a Data Platform consulting company part of which is SQL Master Academy training program. It helps hundreds of specialists to feel knowledgeable in their daily work or to find an inspirational career path in the world of SQL Server.
A Principal Data Analytics Consultant working for Adatis Consulting with experience in delivering Microsoft Azure/ SQL Data Analytics solutions. Presented for the first time in 2017 and since then has been blogging and speaking about the Bot Framework, Power BI, Data Lakes, Databricks and other cool Azure services. Co-organizer of the Surrey Data Platform Group.
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.
Matt Willis is the Head of People at Adatis as well as a Senior Data Analytics Consultant. Matt has 9 years of experience in data analytics and Machine Learning and 6 years delivering data analytics solutions using the Microsoft BI stack in both on-prem and cloud based solutions.
Matt is a prolific speaker, presenting all over Europe including SQLBits. Matt is also lecturing at universities and has provided insight and industry experience in addition to helping to run a module.
Matt is passionate about machine learning and data, and has a love of communicating ideas. In his spare time he enjoys listening to music, attempting to keep fit and exploring the world.
Ust is a BI Consultant with Adatis. He has many years of experience in the world of BI, Analytics and general data wrangling. He's a keen diver of data lakes; an architect of data; governor of information; and explorer of new technology and practices.
I am a Data platform MVP with more than 10 years of real-life experience with SQL Server and its stack of services. Besides the support and project work, I am also a trainer, conference speaker and user group organizer (and volunteer).
Andrey is MCSA for SQL Server 2012/2014 with almost 20 years of experience in designing and implementing applications for Windows. He is working with various database platforms, but SQL Server is his favorite. He is also a leader of Plovdiv Power BI User Group and active member of local .NET, Power BI and SQL Server communities.
Radoslav Gatev is a software architect and consultant who spends most of his time in the cloud, to be more precise, in Microsoft Azure. He is a conference speaker, blogger, open source contributor and advisor at Azure Research Panel.
Dedicated Practice Lead for data science, machine learning, big data, and IoT with over 15 years of experience working on large banking, insurance, automotive and telecom projects.
Experienced in providing detailed technical data integration architecture as well as in defining development processes based on agile methodologies and delivery of large, scalable, and resilient information management solutions. Actively employing IT innovation to drive business results.
Cédric is a talented architect and Data Platform MVP active in the domain of Business Intelligence and Data warehousing. He has more than 10 years of successful experiences with SQL Server in European industrial groups and services companies. Driven by quality and reliability, he is the main developer of an open-source solution for testing BI solutions (cubes, etl, reports) named NBi (www.nbi.io). Cedric also advocates for the introduction and general usage of agile practices in BI’s world.