Aaron Bertrand

Aaron Bertrand is a Product Manager at SentryOne, makers of performance and event management software for SQL Server, Windows, Azure, and virtualized environments.

He has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5 and is a frequent contributor to blogs and community events. 

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Adam Saxton

Texas based Adam Saxton is Senior Content Developer at Microsoft and focuses on BI technologies, including Power BI. Adam has worked with Power BI from the beginning, supporting SQL Server connectivity and Reporting Services since 2005. He now helps to produce content along with Reporting Services and Analysis Services.

Recognized Adam from his picture? Maybe you’ve seen him on this own YouTube channel as Guy in a Cube, to which he contributes weekly.

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Allan Hirt

SQL Server mission critical expert Allan Hirt is a dual Microsoft MVP (Data Platform; Cloud and Datacenter Management) as well as a VMware vExpert.

He has been working with and helping customers using SQL Server since 1992 when it was still a Sybase product.

Allan is the founder of SQLHA LLC which provides consulting and training worldwide on all mission critical topics such as virtualization, architectures, high availability, disaster recovery, and is the author of numerous books, whitepapers, and articles.

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Chrissy Lemaire

 Chrissy is a Windows PowerShell MVP and PASS PowerShell Virtual Group co-lead who has worked in IT for nearly 20 years. She works for General Dynamics and serves as the SQL Server DBA at NATO Special Ops HQ in Belgium. She is also an avid scripter, and has used PowerShell since it was introduced in 2005 at the Microsoft Professional Conference in Los Angeles. Chrissy is the creator of the popular dbatools PowerShell module for SQL Server.
Chrissy is currently pursuing an MS in Systems Engineering at Regis University. In her spare time, she explores Trappist breweries in Belgium with her wife and maintains with her mom and best friend.

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Enrico van de Laar

Enrico is SQL Server geek from the Netherlands who lives, breathes and talks SQL Server. He is a data platform MVP and frequently speaks at SQL Server events in Europe.

He is also the author of the book Pro SQL Server Wait Statistics and keeps a blog about SQL Server.



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Ginger Grant

Ginger Grant, Microsoft VTSP, MVP in Data Platform and frequent blogger for She has worked in business intelligence for a number of industries including transportation, insurance, and healthcare. Looking for answers in data, has led Ginger to advanced analytics and data science, where she currently creates systems to provide solutions to data questions.

As an active member of the data community, she is very excited to have been selected to contribute to the upcoming 2017 PASS Summit by giving a precon on Data Science. The ability to both understand and implement data science techniques are skills many organizations want.

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John Martin

John is a data platform MVP and product manager at SentryOne for the SQL Sentry monitoring solution.

With over a decade of experience working with SQL Server, he has built up extensive expertise in many areas, with customers active in different industries and from countries all around Europe. 



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Klaas Vandenberghe

Klaas considers himself to be DBA, BI Specialist & Scripter, and has been so for quite a few years. For us, he’s also a local, since he’s from nearby St-Niklaas.
Every time he learns something new about PowerShell, he feels stronger. There really is no end to the magic you can perform with it. He works with files, the Window registry, Active Directory, his MP3 collection, his table tennis calendar, and so much more.
Since being appointed as a DBA in 2011, he’s seen it as his personal mission to make the data entrusted to me more reliable, performant, secure and meaningful day by day.

From the beginning he was looking for ways to use his precious PowerShell while working with more and more SQL Servers. That has been going well for years, and he’s got a real boost when he could join the dbatools project.

Since 2012 all forms of PowerBI and Power BI, Power Query, Power Pivot and the likes complete his powers as a data wizard.

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Klaus Aschenbrenner

Klaus Aschenbrenner, CEO and founder of SQLpassion, provides SQL Server consulting and training services across Europe. He has been an expert in working with SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2014 from the very beginning. Since September 2012, Klaus has also been a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server 2008, which is the highest achievable technical certification for SQL Server. Klaus also authored the book Pro SQL Server 2008.

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Rob Sewell

Rob is a SQL Server DBA with a passion for Powershell, Azure, Automation, and SQL (PaaS geddit?). He is an officer for the PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter and has spoken at and volunteered at many events. He is a member of the committee that organises SQL Saturday Exeter and also European PowerShell Conference. He is a proud supporter of the SQL and Powershell communities. 

He relishes sharing and learning and can be found doing both via Twitter and his blog. He spends most of his time looking at a screen and loves to solve problems. He knows that looking at a screen so much is bad for him because his wife tells him so. Thus, you can find him on the cricket field in the summer and flying a drone in the winter. 

He has a fabulous beard

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