This is a list of speakers from the XML Guidebook records. The details and URLs were valid at the time of the event.
Chiu Kiang Phua
Chiu Kiang is the principal of PCK Consulting, a provider for SQL Server and Microsoft .NET development and consulting services. He works with customers and partners on technologies covering data management, business intelligence, performance tuning and enterprise integration. He is currently in his 11th year in his role as a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server.
Amit R S Bansal
Amit R. S. Bansal is a SQL Server Specialist at SQLMaestros. He leads the SQL Server practice with a focused team providing consulting, training, and content development services to more than 160+ SQL customers globally. He frequently speaks at international conferences on SQL Server performance tuning, which is his core expertise. Amit is also honored with Microsoft Regional Director status, MVP award, and Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server credential. Amit has been working with SQL Server since 1999 and has been part of countless mission-critical SQL deployments. Performance Tuning in SQL Server is his core area of expertise. To learn more about Amit, visit http://sqlmaestros.com/amit-bansal.
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...
Tiago Balabuch is a Microsoft Customer Engineer on Data AI, also enthusiast, fascinated, passionate, fanatic by Azure SQL and in the off-hours a Data Engineer who loves what he does.
Traveling in the cloud and surfing on the wave of the moment called Azure is his new challenge!
Originally from Brazil and with encouragement from family and friends, Tiago moved to Europe in 2017 where lives in Lisbon
CISO and university professor active in the fields of database systems, information security, data privacy, forensic analysis, and fraud detection. Ph.D. degree in the field of modeling design and developing an environment for the preservation of privacy inside database systems, also the author of many scientific research papers and three books: Writing T-SQL Queries for Beginners Using Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Securing SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server on Linux. Microsoft MVP (Data Platform) for the last 10 years and an information security consultant. Active speaker at many IT professional and community conferences.
Hamid J. Fard
I am SQL Server Data BI Platform Expert with more than 9 years’ of professional experience, I am currently Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008, Microsoft Certified Solutions Master: Charter-Data Platform, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and CIW Database Design Specialist. After a few years of being a production database administrator I jumped into the role of Data Platform Expert. Being a consultant allows me to work directly with customers to help solve questions regarding database issues for SQL Server.
Contact: https://lazysqlwriter.wordpress.com/; https://blog.pythian.com/author/balistoy/
Pio Balistoy is a Microsoft MVP Certified Trainer for Data Platform. A SQL Server professional with more than 17 years of experience with SQL Server operations, architecture and administration. He brings his passion for SQL Server as the community leader for Singapore SQL PASS and Philippine SQL Server User Group. He is currently one of the Lead Microsoft Data Platform Consultant for The Pythian Services - a global IT product and services company with headquarters in Ottawa, New York, Sydney, UK and India. He also co-founded Excent One Inc, a technology solutions company based in the Philippines and Singapore that helps SMEs integrate and develop Microsoft based business Applications.
Rui Romano lives in Portugal and he leads the Business Intelligence team at DevScope.
He has been Developing amp; Architecting software solutions since 2003 always focused in the Business Intelligence area.
Patrick Gallucci is a Microsoft Certified Educator, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Certified Azure Solution Architect Expert and Azure DevOps Engineer Expert at Quisitive in Dallas/Fort Worth. He has 25+ years’ experience working with data platforms including, Azure Data Services, Microsoft SQL Server, Azure Synapse, Hadoop, Spark, CosmosDB Azure Data Lake Services. As the Managing Principal, he is responsible for the technical architecture, governance, and service delivery quality for the Data and Analytics Practice at Quisitive.
Mohammad Darab is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Certified Kubernetes Administrator, Certified Kubernetes Application Developer, speaker and blogger with over 19 years of IT professional experience, 10+ years of that working with SQL Server. He is passionate about SQL Server Big Data Clusters, Kubernetes and overall professional development.