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Daniel Calbimonte

Daniel Calbimonte

Daniel Calbimonte is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Certified IT Professional for SQL Server. He is an accomplished SSIS author, teacher at IT Academies and has over 13 years of experience working with different databases.

He has worked for the government, oil companies, web sites, magazines and universities around the world. Daniel also regularly speaks at SQL Servers conferences and blogs. He is also a writer for SQL Server training material for certification exams.

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Daniel Calbimonte
Kaloyan Kosev

Kaloyan Kosev

Kaloyan Kosev is a SQL Server expert working with enterprise companies for the last 8 years. His daily work routine is a mixture of troubleshooting bugs and issues, consulting and advising clients and presenting to students. 

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Kaloyan Kosev
Ahmad Yaseen

Ahmad Yaseen

Ahmad Yaseen is a SQL Server database administration leader at Aramex International Company with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering as well as .NET development experience.

He is a Microsoft Certified Professional with a good experience in SQL server development, administration, performance tuning, monitoring and high availability and disaster recovery technologies. Also, he is contributing with his SQL tips in many blogs

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Ahmad Yaseen
Jefferson Elias

Jefferson Elias

Living in Belgium, I obtained a master degree in Computer Sciences in 2011 at the University of Liege.

I'm one of the rare guys out there who started to work as a DBA immediately after his graduation. So, I work at the university hospital of Liege since 2011. Initially involved in Oracle Database administration (which are still under my charge), I had the opportunity to learn and manage SQL Server instances in 2013. Since 2013, I've learned a lot about SQL Server in administration and development.

I like the job of DBA because you need to have a general knowledge in every field of IT. That's the reason why I won't stop learning (and share) the products of my learnings.

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Jefferson Elias
Samir Behara

Samir Behara

Senior Developer at EBSCO Industries
Samir Behara has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and has been part of the IT Industry since he graduated in 2006. He has worked on large-scale enterprise applications involving complex business functions, web integration, and data management in various domains like Insurance, Manufacturing, and Publishing.Samir builds software solutions using cutting edge Microsoft technologies, primarily C# and SQL Server.

Amidst working in a wide range of technologies - both front end and back end, one thing which has not changed is his love for SQL Server. He is passionate about developing his SQL skills, contributing to the SQL Server community and keeping in pace with the new technologies and advancements. He is the organizer of the Steel City SQL Server Users Group – which is the Birmingham, AL chapter of PASS. He is the author of www.dotnetvibes.com

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Samir Behara
Vitor Montalvão

Vitor Montalvão

Vitor Montalvão is a senior SQL Server Engineer with more than 20 years of experience working with SQL Server.

He participates in some SQL Server forums, helping other professionals solving SQL Server issues and acting as their mentor whenever is possible.

Vitor also has a website with some useful information about SQL Server: https://f1-sqlserver.wixsite.com/f1-sqlserver

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Vitor Montalvão
Simon Liew

Simon Liew

Simon Liew an independent SQL Server Consultant with deep understanding of Microsoft SQL Server technology with focus on delivering business solutions. He loves exploring data and passionate about sharing his knowledge.

Simon has over 15+ years of database design, implementation, administration and development in SQL Server. He is a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server 2008 and holds a Master’s Degree in Distributed Computing. Achieving Microsoft masters-level certifications validate the deepest level of product expertise, as well as the ability to design and build the most innovative solutions for complex on-premises, off-premises, and hybrid enterprise environments using Microsoft technologies.

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Simon Liew
Prashanth Jayaram

Prashanth Jayaram

I’m a Database technologist having 11+ years of rich, hands-on experience on Database technologies. I am Microsoft Certified Professional and backed with a Degree in Master of Computer Application.

My specialty lies in designing & implementing High availability solutions and cross-platform DB Migration. The technologies currently working on are SQL Server, PowerShell, Oracle and MongoDB.

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Prashanth Jayaram
Ben Richardson

Ben Richardson

Ben Richardson runs Acuity Training an IT training business offering classroom courses in London and Guildford, Surrey. A leading provider of SQL training the UK, it offers a full range of SQL training from introductory courses through to advanced administration and data warehouse training. Acuity’s blog
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Daniel Tikvicki

Daniel Tikvicki

Daniel is a librarian who ran into a vortex of IT world, where he is levitating and learning constantly. He likes books, merely all forms of artistic expression (being a musician/poet himself), and he is underground publisher (fanzines and experimental music). Also, the points of interest include theology, mythology and pseudoscience.

Daniel is currently working for ApexSQL LLC as Software sales engineer where he specializes for the BI environment.
Daniel Tikvicki
Thomas LeBlanc

Thomas LeBlanc

Thomas LeBlanc is a Data Warehouse Architect in Baton Rouge, LA. Today, he works with designing Dimensional Models in the financial area while using Integration (SSIS) and Analysis Services (SSAS) for development and SSRS & Power BI for reporting.

Starting as a developer in COBOL while at LSU, he has been a developer, tester, project manager, team lead as well as a software trainer writing documentation. Involvement in the SQL Server community includes speaking at SQLPASS.org Summits and SQLSaturday since 2011 and has been a speaker at IT/Dev Connections and Live! 360.

Currently, he is the Chair of the PASS Excel Business Intelligence Virtual Chapter and worked on the Nomination Committee for PASS Board of Directors for 2016.

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Thomas LeBlanc
Marko Zivkovic

Marko Zivkovic

Marko is a Mechanical engineer, who likes to play basketball, foosball (table-soccer) and listen to rock music. He is interested in SQL code, PHP development, HTML and CSS techniques.

Currently working for ApexSQL LLC as a Software Sales Engineer, he is helping customers with any technical issues and does quality assurance for ApexSQL Complete, ApexSQL Refactor and ApexSQL Search free add-ins.

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Marko Zivkovic
Gerald Britton

Gerald Britton

Gerald Britton is a Senior SQL Server Solution Designer, Author, Software Developer, Teacher and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He has many years of experience in the IT industry in various roles.

Gerald specializes in solving SQL Server query performance problems especially as they relate to Business Intelligence solutions. He is also a co-author of the eBook "Getting Started With Python" and an avid Python developer, Teacher, and Pluralsight author.

You can find him on LinkedIn, on Twitter at twitter.com/GeraldBritton or @GeraldBritton, and on Pluralsight

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Gerald Britton
Ed Pollack

Ed Pollack

Ed has 15 years of experience in database and systems administration, developing a passion for performance optimization, database design, and making things go faster.He has spoken at many SQL Saturdays, 24 Hours of PASS, and PASS Summit.This lead him to organize SQL Saturday Albany, which has become an annual event for New York’s Capital Region.

In his free time, Ed enjoys video games, sci-fi & fantasy, traveling, and being as big of a geek as his friends will tolerate.

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Ed Pollack
Sifiso W. Ndlovu

Sifiso W. Ndlovu

Sifiso is a Johannesburg based certified professional within a wide range of Microsoft Technology Competencies such SQL Server and Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management.

He is the member of the Johannesburg SQL User Group and also hold a Master’s Degree in MCom IT Management from the University of Johannesburg.

He currently works for Clientele Life as an Assistant Manager in Business Software Solutions.

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Sifiso W. Ndlovu
Andrea Martorana Tusa

Andrea Martorana Tusa

Italian Senior BI developer working in IT department of an Italian banking group. Focused in IT support for Human Resources management.

Common tasks: Database development and monitoring, data warehousing, creating BI solutions and reporting, data analysis.

MCTS certificated: SQL Server Developer.

Speaker at SQL Saturdays, and other conferences in Europe.

Author for SQLShack and UGISS (User Group Italiano SQL Server).
Andrea Martorana Tusa
Koen Verbeeck

Koen Verbeeck

Koen Verbeeck is a Business Intelligence professional working at element61. He helps clients to get insight in their data and to improve their business intelligence solutions.

Koen has over 7 years of experience in developing data warehouses, cubes, and reports using the Microsoft BI stack. Somehow he has developed a particular love for Integration Services along the way.

He has a blog at http://www.sqlkover.com and he is a frequent speaker at local SQL Server events. You can find him on Twitter as @Ko_Ver.

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Koen Verbeeck
Minette Steynberg

Minette Steynberg

Minette Steynberg has over 15 years’ experience in working with data in different IT roles including SQL developer and SQL Server DBA to name but a few. Minette enjoys being an active member of the SQL Server community by writing articles and the occasional talk at SQL user groups.

Minette currently works as a Data Platform Solution Architect at Microsoft South Africa.

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Minette Steynberg
Nikola Dimitrijevic

Nikola Dimitrijevic

Nikola is computer freak since 1981 and an SQL enthusiast with intention to became a freak. Specialized in SQL Server auditing, compliance and performance monitoring.

Military aviation devotee and hard core scale aircraft modeler. Extreme sports fan; parachutist and bungee jump instructor. Once serious, now just a free time photographer

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Nikhilesh Patel

Nikhilesh Patel

Nikhilesh Patel is a database professional having 7+ years of experience. Most of his vocation focuses on database design, development, administration, performance tuning and optimization (both SQL Server and Oracle). He has collaborated with SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2012/2014/2016, Oracle and PostgreSQL databases. He has fabricated and developed databases for insurance, telecom and communication domain. He is a database administrator at HighQ solution. He continuously develops his professional skills to keep accelerating with new technologies.

In his downtime, he enjoys spending time with his family, especially with his wife. On the top of that, he loves to do wondering and exploring different places.

Say hi and catch him on LinkedIn
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Craig Porteous

Craig Porteous

Craig is a Microsoft certified BI Developer & Administrator and has worked with the Microsoft SQL stack for over 8 years. From working with cloud technologies like AWS & PowerBI to managing enterprise level Projects & deployments, Craig is passionate about developing his skills. He enjoys contributing to a personal blog to give back to the SQL community. In his spare time Craig is an avid runner

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Craig Porteous
Timothy Smith

Timothy Smith

Tim manages hundreds of SQL Server and MongoDB instances, and focuses primarily on designing the appropriate architecture for the business model.

He has spent a decade working in FinTech, along with a few years in BioTech and Energy Tech.He hosts the West Texas SQL Server Users' Group, as well as teaches courses and writes articles on SQL Server, ETL, and PowerShell.

In his free time, he is a contributor to the decentralized financial industry.

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Timothy Smith

Musab Umair

Musab is one of the two SQL Server Featured Speakers of Professional Association for SQL Server in SQLPASS Pakistan General Conference.

He has 9+ Years of Database Development & Administration experience with Medical Billing, Startup & Financial Companies. He is a Microsoft Certified Expert for Data Platform (SQL Server 2012/2014).

Currently, performing duties as Senior SQL Server Consultant at multiple Saudi Private and Governmental Organizations.

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Susantha Bathige

Susantha Bathige

Susantha Bathige (MSc, BCS, MCSA, MCITP) is a Microsoft Certified database professional specialize in relational database product, Microsoft SQL Server. He has more than 16 years of IT experience including more than ten years in database development and administration in non-production and production environments. He has experience of other databases systems such Cassandra and MongoDB as well. Blogs: http://www.sqlservertorque.net/ and http://www.databasetorque.com/
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Neeraj Prasad Sharma

Neeraj Prasad Sharma

Neeraj Prasad Sharma is a SQL Server developer who started his work as a dot net programmer. He loves SQL Server query optimizer`s capability to process the queries optimally. For the last six years he has been experimenting and testing Query Optimizer default behavior and if something goes wrong his goal is to identify the reason behind it and fix it.
Neeraj Prasad Sharma
Stefan Veselinovic

Stefan Veselinovic

Support Sales Engineer at ApexSQL
Stefan has gotten into the world of electronics at an early age, always surrounding himself with something to tinker. After that he got into IT world as well. He got interested in database management, programming and graphic design. He strives to improve himself everyday by learning and testing new things.

Stefan is currently working at ApexSQL LLC as a Software sales engineer where he specializes for database performance and backup.
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David Alcock

David Alcock

David is a SQL Server professional based in the UK and is the Director and Principal Consultant of DTA I.T. Consultancy Ltd. He specialises in the design, administration, maintenance and optimisation of SQL Server solutions as well as delivering bespoke training courses to organizations.

He has over 10 years experience working with SQL Server in different roles such as DBA, Database Developer and BI specialist. He has worked as Technical Lead on numerous mission critical projects in various sectors such as local government, finance, charities and retail.

David is extremely passionate about SQL Server and keeps his own blog at http://sqlclarity.blogspot.com/ where he shares his views on the Data Platform. In his spare time he loves spending time with his family, watching movies and cooking Asian cuisine!

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David Alcock
Hans Michiels

Hans Michiels

Hans is an Independent Business Intelligence and Data warehouse Consultant, working in the Netherlands.

He works in the software industry since 1996, with SQL Server since the year 2001, and since 2008 he has a primary focus on data warehouse and business intelligence projects using Microsoft technology, preferably a Data Vault and Kimball architecture.

He has a special interest in Data warehouse Automation and Metadata driven solutions.

* Certified in Data Vault Modeling: Certified Data Vault 2.0 Practitioner, CDVDM (aka Data Vault 1.0)

* Certified in MS SQL Server: MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) SQL Server 2012, - MCITP Business Intelligence Developer 2005/2008, MCITP Database Developer 2005/2008, MCITP Database Administrator 2005/2008

His web site and blog is at www.hansmichiels.com, where you can find other contact and social media details.

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Hans Michiels
Andrew Pruski

Andrew Pruski

Andrew Pruski is a SQL Server DBA originally from Swansea, Wales but currently living in Dublin, Ireland.

He has been working with relational databases for over 10 years and has been a SQL Server DBA for 6 of those.

Speaker at SQL Saturdays and blogs at dbafromthecold.wordpress.com
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Mustafa EL-Masry

Mustafa EL-Masry

Mustafa EL-Masry is a Senior database consultant and one of the experts in Database performance tuning in the Middle East.

Currently, he is working as a Senior consultant production DBA and Development DBA in many projects in multiple government sectors. He is a Top SQL Server blogger in the Middle East, founder of the community mostafaelmasry.com, and is the second Arabic author on Microsoft MSDN in SQL Server.

Based on his current position, he solved fairly interesting problems on fairly large databases and highly sensitive performance cases.

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Mustafa EL-Masry
Mohamed Osman

Mohamed Osman

Mohamed Osman is a senior software development engineer consultant with more than nine years of experience, focused on SQL Server development and scripts,.net framework development for different types of solutions including web and desktop applications and web services.

His mission is to create or participate in solutions that make daily life easy and comfortable by using technology.

You can contact him on DEV.Mohamed_Osman@Outlook.com
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Venkatesan Jayakantham

Venkatesan Jayakantham

Venkatesan Prabu, Managing Director, KaaShiv InfoTech, India. He got 16 International awards(9 awards from Microsoft). Microsoft Awarded Most Valuable Professional on Dataplatform/database technologies and Azure Platform (Cloud computing). He usually writes articles for his blog http://venkattechnicalblog.blogspot.in/ & website www.wikitechy.com
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Paul Stanton

Paul Stanton

Paul is a co-founder of WinDocks, and is focused on delivering the best container support for the SQL Server Professional community. He is a former Director at Microsoft, and was involved in early internetworking and cross platform solutions for Windows NT.

He loves to write and is a frequent contributor to technical web sites. He has recently expanded his focus to enable SQL Server containers as part of a Continuous Integration and DevOps process.

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Paul Stanton
Syed Shanu

Syed Shanu

Syed Shanu is a Microsoft MVP, two-time CsharpCorner MVP and two-time Code project MVP, Author, Blogger, Speaker and always happy to share what he knows to others.

He’s basically from Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. He’s working as Technical Lead in South Korea with more than 10 years of experience on Microsoft technologies.

Shanu is active in the community and always happy to share topics related to ASP.NET, MVC, ASP.NET Core, Web API, SQL Server, UWP, Azure, C#, AngularJs, Angular2. He has written more than 70 articles with various technology’s on ASP.NET, SQL Server, C#, AngularJs, Angular2, ASP.NET Core, Unity 3D, Windows Universal App and Samsung Gear App development. He’s several times TechNet Guru Gold Winner and you can found all his contribution in MSDN and also in TechNet Wiki https://social.technet.microsoft.com/profile/syedshanu/

He is also an Author of the eBook "SQL Queries For Beginners" you can download the eBook from here: http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/ebooks/sql-queries-for-beginners.

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Syed Shanu
Brian Bønk Rueløkke

Brian Bønk Rueløkke

Brian works as a Business Intelligence and Database architect at Rehfeld – part of IMS Health.

His work spans from the small tasks to the biggest projects. Engaging all the roles from manual developer to architect in his 11 years experience with the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack. With his two certifications MSCE Business Intelligence and MCSE Data Platform, he can play with many cards in the advisory and development of Business Intelligence solutions. The BIML technology has become a bigger part of Brians approach to deliver fast-track BI projects with a higher focus on the business needs.

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Brian Bønk Rueløkke
Aamir Syed

Aamir Syed

Aamir is a SQL Server Database Administrator in the NYC/NJ area (and has recently taken a role as a Database Developer).

He started his IT career in helpdesk world and eventually moved into the networking/systems administrator side of things. After some time, he developed an affection for working with Databases (mainly SQL Server) and has focused his career on that for the past eight years. He has worked for various industries in both large and small environments all with different needs.

SQL Shack has provided him with an opportunity to contribute to a community that has given him so much throughout the years.

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Aamir Syed
Jeffrey Yao

Jeffrey Yao

Jeffrey Yao is a senior SQL Server consultant with 16+ years hands-on experience, focusing on administration automation with PowerShell and C#. His current interests include:

- using data warehousing technology to manage big number of SQL Server instances for capacity planning, performance forecasting, and evidence mining
- doing data visualization and analysis with R
- doing T-SQL puzzles

He enjoys writing and sharing his knowledge

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Jeffrey Yao
Nemanja Popovic

Nemanja Popovic

Nemanja is an IT enthusiast who enjoys reading books, playing and watching soccer and basketball, and traveling.

He uses his spare time on tuning and styling of his car, playing video games, and fishing.

Nemanja is currently working for ApexSQL LLC as a Software sales engineer. He’s specialized in SQL database schema and data comparison and synchronization, and he helps customers with technical issues, providing DEMO presentations, and does the quality assurance for ApexSQL Data Diff and ApexSQL Diff.

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Nemanja Popovic
Shawn Melton

Shawn Melton

Shawn Melton is a SQL Server consultant at Pythian, a global IT services company based out of Ottawa - Canada.

After spending 6 years in the system and network administration world he found he enjoyed working and learning SQL Server. Since 2010 he has been involved in SQL Server.

He is passionate about PowerShell and automation around SQL Server and Windows. His experience is focused in SQL Server administration and some BI development (SSIS, SSRS).

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Shawn Melton
Marko Radakovic

Marko Radakovic

Marko is an IT and technical education teacher, who likes movies, video games, and heavy metal music.

He uses his spare time to play guitar, ride a bike and hang out with his friends. During winter, he likes skiing the most, but all other snow activities, too.

He is also author of various SQL Shack articles about SSIS packages and knowledgebase articles about ApexSQL Doc.

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Marko Radakovic
Manjuke Fernando

Manjuke Fernando

I have been working in IT industry for more than 10+ years and have experience in the full development life-cycle especially using Microsoft Technologies.

However working as a Senior Database Developer for the past 5 years had allowed me to work more closely with SQL Server Development & Administration and gave me the opportunity to dive deep into the SQL Server and its features.

My current role involves architecture and building a variety of data solutions, providing database maintenance and administration support, building the organization’s data practice, and training and mentoring peers while allowing me to pursue my passion which is to write about things I work with and talking about it.

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Kimberly Killian

Kimberly Killian

With over 20 years of total IT experience, Kim has a very diverse background. She has worked in positions as a programmer, IT architect, DB Engineer, DBA, ETL developer as well as Senior Level Technical Consultant.

For the last 15 years has focused her technology experience within the world of database solutions and specifically with MS SQL Server. She has published numerous articles spotlighting SQL Server and is an expert in monitoring and reporting on SQL Server performance.

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Kimberly Killian
Nat Sundar

Nat Sundar

Nat Sundar is working as an independent SQL BI consultant in the UK with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. He has considerable years of experience with the UK Financial Services Industry (mainly in Insurance and Investment Banking).

He is passionate about SQL Server, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS and MDX. He has presented at SQLBits, SQLPass and the SQL London User Group. He has special interest towards Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Deployment automation for the SQL BI (SSIS, SSAS and SSRS) stack.

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Alen Gubicak

Alen Gubicak

Support Sales Engineer at ApexSQL
Alen is a Media designer with a passion for IT and music. He plays bass guitar and open world video games in his spare time. He loves animals and recently started paragliding.

Alen is currently working for ApexSQL LLC as a Software Sales Engineer where he specializes in SQL and BI documentation and database Analysis.

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Alen Gubicak
Aaron Nelson

Aaron Nelson

Aaron Nelson is a Consultant with SolidQ with over 15 years of experience in Architecture, Business Intelligence, Development, and Performance Tuning of SQL Server.He is a 6 time recipient of the Microsoft MVP award for SQL Server (Data Platform).Aaron holds certifications for MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer, Database Administrator, & Database Developer.

Aaron leads the PowerShell Virtual Chapters of PASS, and volunteers for the local PASS Chapter AtlantaMDF, and helps organize SQL Saturday events in Atlanta.

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Steve Simon

Steve Simon is a SQL Server MVP and a senior BI Development Engineer with Atrion Networking. He has been involved with database design and analysis for over 29 years.

Steve has presented papers at 8 PASS Summits and one at PASS Europe 2009 and 2010. He has recently presented a Master Data Services presentation at the PASS Amsterdam Rally.

Steve has presented 5 papers at the Information Builders' Summits. He is a PASS regional mentor.

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Dinesh Asanka

Dinesh Asanka

Dinesh Asanka is MVP for SQL Server Category for last 8 years. He has been working with SQL Server for more than 15 years, written articles and coauthored books. He is a presenter at various user groups and universities. He is always available to learn and share his knowledge.

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Artemakis Artemiou

Artemakis Artemiou

Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server Architect, Author, Software Developer and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He has 15 years of experience in the IT industry in various roles. Artemakis is the author of The SQL Server and .NET Blog eBook Series which features three free eBooks on SQL Server. Artemakis currently serves as the President of the Cyprus .NET User Group (CDNUG) and the International .NET Association Country Leader for Cyprus (INETA). Additionally, he is the founder of the SQLArtBits initiative that aims to provide the technical community with simple, yet powerful and high-quality SQL Server tools. Currently, the highlights of these tools are DBA Security Advisor and In-Memory OLTP Simulator. Artemakis's official website can be found at aartemiou.com and blog at: aartemiou.blogspot.com

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Artemakis Artemiou
Nesha Maric

Nesha Maric

Sales Engineer at ApexSQL
Nesha is an IT engineer and SQL enthusiast which specialized in SQL Server auditing, compliance and disaster recovery from 2012 onwards.

He is a passionate and competitive gamer and experienced fisherman with a keen eye for perfection and high standards and expectations for anything he invests his time into

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Nesha Maric
Rajendra Gupta

Rajendra Gupta

Rajendra has 8+ years of experience in database administration having a passion for database performance optimization, monitoring, and high availability and disaster recovery technologies, learning new things, new features.

While working as a Senior consultant DBA for big customers and having certified with MCSA SQL 2012, he likes to share knowledge on various blogs.
He can be reached at rajendra.gupta16@gmail.com

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Rajendra Gupta
Gavrilo Stosic

Gavrilo Stosic

Gavrilo is an IT engineer, who is passionate about computers and historical simulation games.

He is interested in SQL code, HTML and CSS techniques.

Currently, he is working for ApexSQL, as a Sales Engineer and he likes helping customers with any technical issues for ApexSQL Monitor.

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Miroslav Dimitrov

Miroslav Dimitrov

Miroslav Dimitrov is a Senior DB Cloud Engineer at KPMG IT Services, speaker, and trainer. He is MCSE: Data Platform for SQL Server 2012.

In the last years, he is working on a great variety of customers' environments and involved in complex transitions and transformation projects.

Miroslav is also leading courses at Sofia University and participated as a speaker at various events.

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Miroslav Dimitrov
Derik Hammer

Derik Hammer

Derik is a data professional focusing on Microsoft SQL Server. His passion focuses around high-availability, disaster recovery, continuous integration, and automated maintenance. His experience has spanned database administration, consulting, and entrepreneurial ventures.

Derik thanks our #sqlfamily for plugging the gaps in his knowledge over the years and actively continues the cycle of learning by sharing his knowledge with all and volunteering as a PASS User Group leader.

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Derik Hammer
Jean-Pierre Voogt

Jean-Pierre Voogt

Jean-Pierre is a SQL Developer and Data Analysis Team Lead from South Africa. He is MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) and owner of a bachelor’ degree in Software Engineering with good experience with Database design, Data warehousing and development. He has a great passion for SQL server and he enjoys solving complex business problems.

Jean-Pierre speaks at the Johannesburg SQL User Group, trying to give back to the SQL community as much as possible. He loves to tinker with SQL Server and see how he can approach a problem with a different angle.

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Jean-Pierre Voogt
Ashish Kumar Mehta

Ashish Kumar Mehta

Ashish Kumar Mehta is a database manager, trainer and technical author. He has more than a decade of IT experience in database administration, performance tuning, database development and technical training on Microsoft SQL Server from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2016.

Ashish has authored more than 325 technical articles on SQL Server across leading SQL Server technology portals. Over the last few years, he has also developed and delivered many successful projects in database infrastructure; data warehouse and business intelligence; database migration; and upgrade projects for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and Cognizant.

He holds an engineering degree in computer science and industry standard certifications from Microsoft including MCITP Database Administrator 2005/2008, MCDBA SQL Server 2000 and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.

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Ashish Kumar Mehta
Robert Seles

Robert Seles

Robert is a SQL Server and IT enthusiast with many years of experience as a computer repair technician.

He has a great passion for new technologies, science, video games, and medieval history. He also likes reading, writing, and learning new languages.

Robert is currently working for ApexSQL LLC as Software Sales Engineer where he specializes database backups and indexes.

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Sergiu Onet

Sergiu Onet

I am a DBA at Yazaki Component Technology with 3 years experience in SQL Server.

I have a bachelor degree in computer engineering and also posses skills in .NET, C# and Windows Server. I developed experience in performance tuning and monitoring, T-SQL development , backup strategy, administration and configuring databases.

I am passionate about IT stuff, video games, good movies, and electro-house music helps me work when the office is noisy.

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Joshua Feierman

Joshua Feierman

After completing a degree in neuro-psychology in college, Josh started his career in IT almost by accident.

In what was originally a temporary job creating reports for clients of a financial company, he decided we would rather write some VBA macro code than repeatedly push the same buttons on a keyboard .

After working in low level development and support roles, he transitioned to the role of a full time SQL Server DBA, supporting both production and development systems, and has never looked back.

He currently works as a senior DBA for Gateway Ticketing Systems, advising customers on maximizing SQL Server performance and availability. He also recently co-founded the independent software startup Do It Simply Software. He loves learning about what makes SQL Server tick, and how to make it go faster. For more information, follow him at sqljosh.com

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Joshua Feierman
Luan Moreno M. Maciel

Luan Moreno M. Maciel

Luan Moreno is a addicted Brazilian blogger and speaker. SQL Server MCT, MCSE Data Platform, BI and MVP living in Brazil. Nowadays he's a Database Consultant at Pythian, company based in Ottawa - Canada.

Luan Moreno credits his ability to solve problems to thinking critically before acting. He values working with a team because he and his clients can benefit from various perspectives and collaboration, particularly when faced with difficult issues.

When Luan Moreno first became interested in technology, he didn’t have a mentor, so he made a commitment to teaching others in the community and sharing his knowledge through blogging, speaking engagements

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Eli Leiba

Eli Leiba

Eli Leiba is a senior application DBA at Israel Electric Company, a teacher at Microsoft CTEC, and senior database consultant with 24 years of experience working with both SQL Server and Oracle RDBMS. He is certified in Oracle and SQL Server database administration and implementation and has a B.S. in Computer Science.He can be reached at: iecdba@hotmail.com

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Stefan Daniel Plačkov

Stefan Daniel Plačkov

After a long battle between arts and technology, Stefan Daniel Plackov decided that his love for IT surpassed his love for photography and art.

He was amazed how technology affected and eased our life and has always wanted to contribute and be evolved in it. He experienced firsthand many problems you can encounter with software while he was working at a computer diagnostics and repair center.

His interest got him studying web design and java development and is currently employed by ApexSQL LLC as a Software Sales Engineer, where he is assisting customers with any technical issues and does quality assurance for one of many ApexSQL tools.

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Pinal Dave

Pinal Dave

Pinal Dave is a technology enthusiast and independent consultant with over 13 years of experience in the information technology sector.

He has successfully authored 11 SQL Server database books, 18 video courses and written over 3500 articles on database technology via his blog. Rounding out his professional career, Pinal has held key positions as Sr. Consultant for SolidQ and as a Technology Evangelist for Pluralist and Microsoft.

Pinal holds a Master of Science from the University of Southern California, and numerous professional certifications, including MCTS, MCDBA and MCAD (.NET).

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Stefan Bozovic

Stefan Bozovic

Stefan Bozovic is a student at Faculty of technical sciences, Mechanical engineering.

His studies required advanced knowledge in 2D and 3D modeling and in static, kinematic and dynamic simulations of mechanisms.

His interests for IT got him to learn about RDBMS and eventually start working as a Software Sales Engineer in the ApexSQL LLC, where he assists in development of tools for SQL Server DBAs and Developers.

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Seth Delconte

Seth Delconte

Seth is a Microsoft Certified SQL Server DBA located in the Charlotte, NC area. He enjoys database administration, development, and technical writing.

His hobbies include American Constitutional studies, musicianship, and blog writing.

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Murilo Miranda

Murilo Miranda

Murilo Miranda is a Luso-Brazilian blogger and speaker. SQL Server MVP, living in the UK. Nowadays he's Database Consultant at Pythian, company based in Ottawa - Canada.

With experience working in Portugal, Holland, Germany and United Kingdom, he's always available to learn and share his knowledge, in order to contribute to SQL Server community,

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Murilo Miranda

Kenneth M. Nielsen

Kenneth M. Nielsen works as managing consultant and team lead for the company Rehfeld Partners in Denmark. He has worked at various consulting firms and worked on many small/large/very large BI installations in Denmark over the last 12 years.

He really likes to advise the customers to take the right decisions, but also maintains a high technical knowledge, so he can act as both architect and developer.

Over the last years, he has become a highly-rated international speaker at various SQL events. Organizing the Danish SQLSaturday and member of the board in SQLSUG.dk

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Priyanka Chouhan

Priyanka Chouhan

Priyanka Chouhan is a technical writer in Stellar Data Recovery with 5 years of experience and has written several articles on SQL server & SharePoint. In the spear time, she loves reading and gardening.

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Matija Lah

Matija Lah

Matija Lah, formally a university graduate of law, has been involved in information management since the nineties.

His first introduction to SQL Server in IUS Software d.o.o. Slovenija has later culminated in a new career developing data-centric solutions and consulting. His contributions to the SQL Server community have led to the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in 2007 (Windows Server System SQL Server).

Currently, most of Matija's time is spent on projects involving advanced information management, natural language processing, and knowledge management.

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Johan Ludvig Brattås

Johan Ludvig Brattås

Johan Ludvig Brattås is a Senior Consultant at Capgemini, with a passion for all things SQL Server. He has worked with MS SQL server since late 1999, mostly with BI in one form or another.

Combining his passion for MS SQL Server with his passion for sharing knowledge, he has recently started speaking at various events in the SQL Community. Johan Ludvig's current favourite topic is in-memory technology and self-service BI.

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Régis Baccaro

Régis Baccaro

Régis is a Principal Consultant at Rehfeld a/s working with databases and administrations since 1999. He has been working with Business Intelligence since SQL Server 2000 and with SharePoint since 2003. He specializes in mentoring, performance tuning and scalable architecture of datawarehouses and bi-solutions.

His background and work experience mixes technology and business, providing him a unique edge to contribute to datawarehouse and SharePoint projects, being able to effectively interact with technical and business decision makers.

Régis is a frequent speaker at SQL Server conferences and is a board member of the Danish SQL Server User Group and the founder of the SQL Saturday Denmark community event.

In april 2014 Régis received the MVP award for SQL Server for his involvment in the product and the community.

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Jasmin Azemovic

Jasmin Azemovic

Jasmin Azemović is a researcher at the Faculty of Information Technology in Mostar.

He is active in the area of databases and information security. He has an academic degree Ph.D. in the field of modeling, design and development an environment for the preservation of privacy beyond traditional SQL limitations. Jasmin regularly publishes research papers in indexed databases as include are: IEEE, Inspec, EI Compendex and ACM.

He is also a very active member in the professional IT world: Microsoft MVP (SQL Server), MCT, and author of several books in English: Writing T-SQL Queries for Beginners Using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (MVP Press 2012), Securing Microsoft SQL Server 2012, MVP Press.

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Jasmin Azemovic
Kenneth Fisher

Kenneth Fisher

Kenneth works as a SQL Server Administrator near Dallas Texas. He started working with databases over 20 years ago and he’s been working in SQL Server for over 15 years now with a fairly even split between administration and development.

So far he collected an MCTS in 2005 administration and an MCITPs in 2008 administration and development. He enjoys writing and sharing some of the interesting bits and pieces he learned over the years.

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Boris Hristov

Boris Hristov

Boris is a SQL Server Consultant and Pluralsight Author from Bulgaria who you can regularly see speaking at conferences all across Europe.

He is also training companies and students in the “Art of SQL Server” and loves to share his knowledge online as part of podcasts, webcasts or on his blog – http://borishristov.com/blog/.

The fastest way you can reach him is on twitter where he writes under @BorisHristov and you can even join him for a SQLHangout which are video conversations that he hosts with people from the SQL Server community

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Marcin Szeliga

Marcin Szeliga

Since 2006 invariably awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional title in the SQL category.

A consultant, lecturer, authorized Microsoft trainer with 15 years’ experience, and a database systems architect. He prepared Microsoft partners for the upgrade to SQL Server 2008 and 2012 versions within the Train to Trainers program.

A speaker at numerous conferences, including Microsoft Technology Summit, SQL Saturday, Microsoft Security Summit, Heroes Happen {Here}, as well as at user groups meetings. The author of many books and articles devoted to SQL Server.

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Marcin Szeliga
Milena Petrovic

Milena Petrovic

Milena is a SQL Server professional with more than 20 years of experience in IT. She has started with computer programming in high school and continued at University.

She has been working with SQL Server since 2005 and has experience with SQL 2000 through SQL 2014.

Her favorite SQL Server topics are SQL Server disaster recovery, auditing, and performance monitoring.

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Ivan Stankovic

Ivan Stankovic

Ivan is a SQL Server professional and computer geek with years of IT and SQL Server experience. He has startedwith playing computer games, continued with computer programming and system administration. His areas of expertise are SQL Server disaster recovery, auditing, and compliance

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Ivan Stankovic
Evan Barke

Evan Barke

Having worked on highly transactional production systems and advanced corporate business intelligence, Evan is now using this experience make a difference in the eHealth world. He is driven by the love of technology and a desire to solve complex problems creatively.

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Muhammad Imran

Muhammad Imran

A SQL Server expert with more than 13 years of successful & rich experience in database designing, consultancy, development and integration.

He is not only passionate but has a proven ability to decipher intricacies and has authored over 350 articles. His spare time activities include swimming, football and surfing social networks

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Muhammad Imran
Milica Medic

Milica Medic

In my spare time, I love spending time with friends and family. Going to the movies is a must if there is some new epic or sci-fi movie. In the summertime, I enjoy scuba diving and reading lots of books

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Milica Medic