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James Beidleman

President, SQLAgents
Centreville VA, USA
jbeidleman@sqlagents.com | www.linkedin.com/in/jamesbeidleman

I have been working with Microsoft SQL Server as my primary database for over 20 years. I have helped many companies to build robust database systems on SQL Server. I have helped organizations upsize from Microsoft Access or convert from other DBMS to SQL Server. I have also built many Business Intelligence applications including Reporting Services, Integration Services, and Analysis Services. I have also moved into SharePoint and InfoPath which integrate well with my core SQL Server expertise.

Along with my consulting, I also teach and write courses specific to SQL Server, BI, and SharePoint. I have trained over 2500 people on SQL Server and BI technologies. I also speak at conferences or provide short talks on new versions or best practices.
Jose Chinchilla

Jose Chinchilla

President & CEO, Agile Bay, Inc.
Land o Lakes, FL
jchinchilla@agilebay.com

Jose Chinchilla is a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator and Business Intelligence Architect, President & CEP of Agile Bay, Inc. Jose has more than 15 years of experience in the Information Technology field with special focus on OLTP and OLAP database design, development and administration. Jose has vast experience architecting and developing Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence solutions for U.S. and international clients among many industries including Healthcare, Marketing, Retail, Finance and Government. Jose’s expertise revolves around Microsoft Data Platform and the Enterprise and Self-service BI Stack including SQL Server Integration Services, Analysis Services, Reporting Services, Share Point Performance Point Services, PowerPivot, Power View among others. He has a true passion for the SQL Server and Business Intelligence community serving as President of the Tampa Bay Business Intelligence User Group and as a Regional Mentor for PASS. He is also a frequent speaker at local user groups and events such as SQL Saturday, Code Camp, IT Pro Camp and has spoken at national events such as PASS Summit. Jose is author of three SQL Server books including SQL Server 2012 Bible (Wiley), Professional SQL Server 2012 Administration (Wrox) and Master Data Services Essentials with SQL Server 2012 (PacktPub).
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Paras Doshi

SolidQ
Richardson TX, USA
contact@parasdoshi.com | http://parasdoshi.com/

Paras works on business intelligence projects at SolidQ. He is a Microsoft community contributor award recipient (2011) and a blogger at http://www.parasdoshi.com
David Dye

David Dye

Cape Coral, Fl, USA

David retired as a Sergeant with the Cape Coral Police Department after 22 years of service. His final 10 years of duty were as a database administrator and developer in the Administrative Services Division. He began his career with the police department in 1990 in the patrol division and worked various assignments until being promoted to Sergeant in 1998. Based on his education and experience David was assigned to Administrative Services in 2002 and was responsible for database administration, software integration, and development for public safety. David’s primary focus and expertise is with SQL Server, reporting services, integration services, and analysis services, and he was recognized for his work by SQL Server Magazine as “Innovator of the Year” runner up in 2007. David is an MCITP for SQL Server 2005 and 2008 in both database administration and business intelligence as well an MCSE for both in SQL 2012 and is a Microsoft Certified Trainer. In 2012 David co-authored two books for APress, Pro SQL Server Integration Services and SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Recipes. He regularly posts on the MSDN SQL Server forums where he also serves as a moderator, and is a contributor at SQLCLR.net. In addition to his knowledge of SQL Server David works as a software developer using VB.net and C# and currently worked extensively in SharePoint development.

Blog: http://www.sqlsafety.com/
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Markus Egger

President and Chief Software Architect of EPS Software Corp.
Spring TX, USA
megger@eps-software.com | cleo@eps-software.com

Markus is the President and Chief Software Architect of EPS Software Corp. (and it's various brands, such as CODE Consulting, CODE Training, and VFPConversion). He is also the Publisher of CODE Magazine and the co-host of CodeCast. He is a Microsoft RD (Regional Director) and one of the longest-running Microsoft MVPs (1996-present). Markus is the founder of other business ventures, such as Tower48 (digital software escrow), Xiine (digital reading), JockTock (sports social network), ShareMyDreamHome and more.

Markus has worked on a large number of software projects for some of the world's largest companies (including a number of Fortune 500 companies). Markus worked as a contractor for the Microsoft Visual Studio team, and has worked closely with various product groups at Microsoft. Besides his activities around CODE Magazine, Markus has been published extensively in practically all large industry publications. He has received various and numerous awards and recognitions, many related to his active involvement in the community and his regular appearances at events of all sizes. In his spare time, Markus is an enthusiastic ice hockey player as well as an avid windsurfer, traveler, and general enthusiast of various sports such as scuba diving, golf, mountain biking, skiing, and much more. On rainy days, Markus either reads, enjoys a computer game, or researches new technologies.

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Tillmann Eitelberg

CEO, oh22information services GmbH
Bad Camberg, Germany

Tillmann Eitelberg is CEO of oh22information services GmbH, specializing with his company on the topics of data quality, data integration and master data. He worked for over 10 years in the area of data quality, specifically on the Microsoft platform. Besides to the traditional fields of deduplication and postal correction, he deals intensively in the area of data profiling. He writes regularly on these topics and his little passion Spatial Data on his blog at www.ssis-components.net and has published several SSIS components at Codeplex. Tillmann actively supports the PASS Community, he is a board member of the PASS Germany e.V., Chapter Leader in Cologne/Bonn/Düsseldorf and PASS Regional Mentor for Germany.
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Mark Gschwind

Email: mark@gschwindconsulting.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/markgschwind
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MarkGschwind
Blog: http://www.marksbiblog.com

Mark Gschwind is an independent consultant based in San Francisco. He has been a BI Consultant since 1995, implementing Data Warehousing, OLAP, Reporting, Data Mining and EIM solutions to over 50 clients. He is an MCP and is certified in Oracle Essbase, currently focused on big data and the Microsoft platform. He has presented on Data Quality Services (DQS), Master Data Services (MDS) and other topics to SQL Saturday events as well as local PASS chapters.
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John Huang

Independent SQL Server Consultant
BC, Canada
john.huang@sqlnotes.info | john.huang@ultradyna.com | http://www.sqlnotes.info

John Huang, the only SQL MCM and MVP in Canada, has been working with SQL Server since 1994. He is an independent SQL Server consultant in Vancouver specialized in complex data processing, data warehouse, and performance tuning. He runs SQL PASS chapter in Victoria BC and spoke at TechDays, DevTeach, TechFest, SQL Saturdays, as well as local PASS Chapters.
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Lynn Langit

Lynn Langit Consulting
Aliso Viejo CA, USA
lynnlangit@live.com

Lynn Langit is a specialist in database technologies (SQL and NoSQL, both on-premise and cloud-based). She lives in Southern California. Lynn's published three books on SQL Server Business Intelligence and has created a set of courseware to introduce children to programming at www.TeachingKidsProgramming.org. Read her blog at www.LynnLangit.com.

Lynn has been recognized by Google and by 10Gen for technical community contributions. Google awarded her the Google Developer Expert award (https://developers.google.com/experts/members/) and 10Gen added her to the list of MongoDB Masters (http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/MongoDB+Masters).

Since leaving a 4-year stint at Microsoft in Oct 2011, Lynn has been working on building BigData and BI solutions with customers from the education, manufacturing and hospitality sectors. She has authored courseware on SQL Server 2012 for DevelopMentor.
David Loshin

David Loshin

Knowledge Integrity
loshin@knowledge-integrity.com | http://knowledge-integrity.com/

President of Knowledge Integrity, Inc. (www.knowledge-integrity.com), is a recognized thought leader, TDWI instructor, and expert consultant in the areas of data management and business intelligence. David is a prolific author on business intelligence best practices, including numerous books and papers on data management such as The Practitioner’s Guide to Data Quality Improvement, with additional content provided at www.dataqualitybook.com. David is a frequent speaker at conferences, Web seminars, and sponsored Web sites and channels such as www.b-eye-network.com. His best-selling book, Master Data Management, has been endorsed by data management industry leaders, and his MDM insights can be reviewed at www.mdmbook.com.
Josh Luedeman

Josh Luedeman

Independent SQL Server Consultant
Orlando, FL
josh@joshluedeman.com | http://www.joshluedeman.com

Josh Luedeman is a Data Architect at InfoTech International where he is responsible for the entire data environment, which covers Hadoop, Pig, Hive, SQL Server, and MySQL. His responsibilities also include reporting, administration, ETL and data integration tasks, and OLAP environment. In addition, he is a BI consultant for 52projects, Inc., while also doing independent work. Josh has worked on projects that involve creating data warehouses from scratch, from data model, through ETL, and up to creating OLAP cubes and writing reports. He has also worked on various other smaller projects involving report creation, data cleansing, data integration, along with other data projects.

Josh has a vast experience base in traditional data warehousing, but also diverse ETL and data integration projects. He has also used a multitude of technologies including some Oracle tools.
Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell

Business Intelligence Architect, Linchpin People
Dallas, TX
tim@timmitchell.net | http://www.timmitchell.net/

Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, and trainer. He has been working with SQL Server for a decade, working primarily in business intelligence, ETL/SSIS, data quality, and reporting. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M at Commerce, and has been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2010. Tim is an independent BI consultant and a group principal with Linchpin People.

As an active member of the community, Tim has spoken at international, regional, and local venues including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, SQL Saturday events, and various user groups and webcasts. Tim is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on the charity book project MVP Deep Dives 2. He is an active group member and speaker at the North Texas SQL Server User Group in the Dallas area.

You can visit his website and blog at TimMitchell.net or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Tim_Mitchell.
Kim Schmidt

Kim Schmidt

Microsoft, UXSynergy, & takeOn
Fountain Valley CA, USA
kim.schmidt@live.com

Kim Schmidt has worn many hats in her professional career. She has three certifications in web technologies, in addition to being a MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) and a MCAD.NET (Microsoft Certified Application Developer). Schmidt has also been recommended for Microsoft's MVP program twice with 13 letters of recommendation (she cannot be a Microsoft MVP, however, because she is a Microsoft employee). Schmidt is primarily a web developer using SQL Server for the database and she was voted in the 75th percentile off "The Most Influential People Online" in FastCompany's Influence Project (2011). She was the "National Association of Professional Women's (NAPW) 2011-2012 VIP Woman of the Year" (Ivanka Trump and Star Jones are their spokeswomen) and she was in the top one percent of all LinkedIn Profiles viewed in 2012. She was also honored with the Princeton Global Registry 2013 for her commitment to excellence and formal recognition of her impact in the international business community. In addition, she was a major technical contributor to Lynn Langit's "Smart Business Intelligence Solutions using Microsoft SQL Server 2008."

For any more details, view Schmidt's LinkedIn page at www.linkedin.com/in/kimschmidt1/
Mark Tabladillo

Mark Tabladillo, Ph.D.

MarkTab Inc, Data Mining Scientist
Atlanta GA, USA
Email: melissadata2013@marktab.com
Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/company/marktab-consulting
Twitter: @marktabnet

As you and your team use data mining and analytics, Mark Tabladillo (SAS expert, Microsoft MVP, PhD) increases your confidence in making actionable business decisions. Mark is a data mining scientist and founder of MarkTab Inc ( http://marktab.com), providing training and consulting for companies in United States and around the world. He also teaches part-time with the University of Phoenix, where he has taught statistics and supervised research. He has presented at top conferences including Microsoft TechEd, PASS Summit, Predictive Analytics World, SAS Global Forum, and PASS Business Analytics Conference. He blogs at http://marktab.net .

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Miguel Angel Granados Troncoso

Data Platform Manager, Sinergy Solutions
México D.F.
mgranados@sinergysolutions.com

Miguel Angel Granados Troncoso graduated from Metropolitan Autonomous University with a degree in Computer Science. In his career, Miguel has worked in a number of different industries including the financial sector, automation, health care, biodiversity research, and education. His resume includes positions such as developer, project leader, architect, DBA, teacher, IT consultant and mentor. He currently works as a data platform manager for Sinergy Solutions and collaborates with PASS as the Mexico City chapter leader.
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Harry Zheng

Director, NetDB Solutions Inc.
AB, Canada
harry.zheng@netdbsolutions.com

Harry Zheng is a seasoned data architect and database administrator(DBA) with over 15 years of experience in data modeling, database design and development, database administration, data warehousing and business intelligence. Harry is currently working at Government of Alberta as Technical Delivery Manager, and is also the president of Edmonton SQL Server User Group (EDMPASS). http://www.netdbsolutions.com/
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Chris Testa-O'Neill

chris@claribi.co.uk

Chris Testa-O'Neill is the founder and Principal Consultant at Claribi. A SQL Server and Azure consultancy based in the UK. An experienced professional with over 14 years’ experience of architecting, designing and implementing Microsoft SQL Server data and business intelligence projects at an enterprise scale. He has significant experience of leading and mentoring both business and technical project stakeholders in maximising investment in SQL Server and more recently in Azure solutions.

A regular and respected speaker on the international SQL Server conference circuit, and an organiser of national SQL Server conferences and events, Chris has been recognised as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by Microsoft. and has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for the last 13 years having both authored and delivered Microsoft Official Courses
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Randy Knight

Founder / Principal Consultant, SQL Solutions Group
Lehi, UT, USA
http://www.sqlsolutionsgroup.com
Phone: 385-345-4130

I founded SQL Solutions Group in October 2010, after more than 20 years in the technology industry. What I love about my work is solving, fairly easily, what can seem to others to be insurmountable problems. I was once called the “database whisperer” by a customer. I thought that was pretty cool.

In addition to 17 years’ experience with SQL Server, I am a Microsoft Certified Master and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master in SQL Server 2008 and have been a certification junkie for most of my career. I have numerous Novell, Microsoft, and Cisco legacy certifications (too many to list) as well. Prior to founding SSG, I spent many years as a Database Administrator in a variety of industries including financial services, telecommunications, and dot com / internet properties.

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Victor Isakov

Database Architect/Trainer
Darlinghurst, Australia
victor.isakov@sqlserversolutions.com.au

Victor Isakov (MCA, MCM, MCT, MVP) is a Database Architect and Trainer who provides consulting and training services to various organizations in the public, private, and NGO sectors globally. He regularly speaks at international conferences such as Microsoft TechEd, DEV/IT Connections, PASS Summit, SQL Rally and SQL Saturday.

Victor has written a number of books on SQL Server and worked with Microsoft to develop the SQL Server exams and certification. In 2007, he was invited by Microsoft to attend the “SQL Ranger” programme. Consequently he was one of the very first IT professionals to achieve the Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master certifications globally.
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Jordan Martz

Principal Data Scientist
DataMartz
248-202-1559
Jordan@DataMartz.com
www.DataMartz.com

Highly strategic, forthright and accomplished Senior Business Analytics Professional with over eight years of proven experience in big data and information technology. Implements effective programs and structures for data management and protection. Researches and analyzes trends in business and technology to develop customized solutions for clients. Catalyzes communication and adaptation in diverse industries and organizations, including the military, logistics, call centers, law firms, capital markets, advanced and high frequency trading, banking, e-commerce, healthcare, the automotive industry and the railroad engineering industry.
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Rushabh Mehta

Principal Architect
813-391-7999
RMehta@SolidQ.com
www.solidq.com
www.linkedin.com/in/rushabhbmehta/

Rushabh Mehta is a Business Intelligence consultant and trainer, with experience architecting, leading and developing large complex BI solutions for enterprise clients since 2000. He has also developed industry recognized Best Practices over the years to achieve implementation and management excellence for BI solutions. Rushabh has written and delivered over 4000 hours of advanced BI training to IT Professionals and organizations around the world with his trainings reflecting his practical experiences and learnings.

Rushabh is also a well-known speaker at large conferences and user groups around the world. In addition to being an active technical professional, Rushabh is the CEO of SolidQ India. He also served on the board of the Professional Association for SQL Server from 2005 – 2013, and as President of the global organization for 2010-2011 term. Rushabh has been the recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award annually since 2006 and is a charter member of Dunn & Bradstreet’s (D&B) MVP program.
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Stéphane Fréchette

CEO | Principal Consultant
Ukubu Inc.
QC, Canada
Email: stephanefrechette@ukubu.com
LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/stephanefrechette
Blog: http://stephanefrechette.com

Microsoft SQL Server MVP, In-depth experience in architecting, designing, developing, implementing database and business intelligence solutions that transform business capabilities. Hands-on expertise complemented by strong management capabilities. Proven achievements effectively collaborating across functions and levels to ensure success in fast-paced enterprise environments with firm deadlines. Lead teams across complex challenges, guiding individual development to advance overall group performance. Key contributor to business growth. Bilingual (English and French).

Specializing in SQL Server, the Microsoft BI Stack, Data Analytics, Data Visualization and the Cloud. Worked and fluent with several other database platforms (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, NoSQL) as well as several application development platforms (Microsoft .NET, LAMP, MAMP, Open Source).
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Neil Hambly

SQL Server Technology Evangelist
Northdoor plc
London
Email: Neil.Hambly@Northdoor.co.uk;
LinkedIn: http://dataidol.com/neilhambly/

Neil Hambly is a 15+year SQL Server professional, expertise from version 6.5 through to 2014. Having held database roles at major organizations, including BBC, ABN AMRO, Accenture, ASOS as well as at a number of market-leading companies. Currently SQL Server Technology Evangelist @ Northdoor PLC (London)

Having been a DBA, Developer and Architect. he is now has enjoying the role as an evangelist on SQL Server

Leader of the PASS London Chapter & Professional Development VC Neil can also frequently be found speaking & organising events in UK and International
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Ian Smith

Owner / President
SyncraTec Solutions, LLC
USA
Email: ismith@syncratec.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iansmith1/

Ian is a veteran I.T. professional with a multitude of skills and strong business acumen. An MBA with an engineering background, Ian spent ten years implementing J.D. Edwards enterprise software prior to starting up a Microsoft Partner consulting practice. Ian has been working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM since version 1.2 (in 2004) and has been involved in many CRM implementations and upgrades for companies large and small. Ian is an expert in Microsoft Dynamics CRM data migration work. He’s a Scribe-certified consultant and is familiar with all of the data tools to push and pull data from / to CRM, including CRM Online. These skills including strong T-SQL scripting tools, database operations, and SSIS to name a few. Ian is also a Microsoft Dynamics CRM certified consultant and has accomplished numerous CRM implementations across a variety of industry verticals encompassing most all of the Dynamics CRM functionality including Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service Case Management. Ian has the ability to quickly understand existing business processes and problems and the capacity to envision solutions utilizing Microsoft Dynamics CRM functionality.

 

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Warwick Rudd

Director | Principal Consultant
SQL Masters Consulting
Brisbane Australia
Email : Warwick@sqlmastersconsulting.com.au
LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/pub/warwick-rudd/0/956/718
www: www.sqlmastersconsulting.com.au

Warwick Rudd is a SQL Server MVP, Microsoft Certified Solutions Master – Data Platform, Microsoft Certified Master – SQL 2008, MCT, Founder and Principal Consultant at SQL Masters Consulting. With over 15 years of experience beginning with the release of SQL Server 6.5 he has worked in both Australia and England from small start-ups to Multi-National Corporations. Warwick predominantly specializes in designing and implementing HA & DR solutions. He is a frequent speaker at local SQL User Groups & SQLSaturday events in Australia and New Zealand.
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Julie Smith

Consultant
Innovative Architects
Duluth GA, USA
Email : Julie.smith@innovativearchitects.com , bumpagab@gmail.com
Twitter: @juliechix
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliesmith0503
Microsoft MVP Profile: https://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/PublicProfile/4040041?fullName=Julie%20%20Smith

Julie Smith has been moving and bending data for over a decade using varied tools such as MS Access, MySQL, and SQL Server 2000-2014. She has built and designed increasingly complex BI solutions for organizations in Finance, Compliance, and Legal. Recently she has implemented solutions using Master Data Services, Power BI, and Azure Data Factory. She is a Business Intelligence Consultant at Innovative Architects, in Atlanta, GA, USA. She is on the Board of Directors for Microsoft Integration Architects: http://www.meetup.com/Microsoft-Integration-Architects/
She blogs at datachix.com
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Stacia Varga

Principal Consultant
Data Inspirations
6649 Star View Ct, Las Vegas, NV 89118
Email : stacia@datainspirations.com

Stacia Misner Varga is a consultant, instructor, author, mentor, BI Partner for SQLSkills, and principal of Data Inspirations. She is also a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. Her career spans more than 25 years with a focus on improving business practices through technology. Since 2000, she has been providing consulting and education services for Microsoft’s business intelligence technologies. In addition, she has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books covering different components of the Microsoft SQL Server database and business intelligence platform. She has written several whitepapers for Microsoft and has written featured articles for SQL Server Magazine and TechNet Magazine. Stacia is a frequent speaker at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Summit, IT/DevConnections, Microsoft’s TechEd, and various SQL Server-related events worldwide.
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Lithios

19 West Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Work Phone : 978-319-5331
Email : create@lithiosapps.com
Website : www.lithiosapps.com

Lithios is a mobile and web development company that believes in creating engaging experiences. We craft quality applications that empower enterprises and startups to reach their business goals.
Lithios brings years of experience in native mobile and web technologies that can be used to derive business intelligence through applications.
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Dr. Anthony Pearson

Adaptive Data technologies
Henderson, NV 89052
Email : tony_pearson@cox.net

Anthony Pearson has a Ph.d in physical chemistry which led to a career in information technology, Having worked in the fields of advertising, manufacturing, gaming and hospitality, and online financial service and now as professional services consultant for talend software vendor Skills/Expertise: Data Warehousing, Data Modeling and Data Architectures, MDM, and BigData architectures.