As the Corporate Vice President of Azure Data, Rohan is the engineering leader responsible for the product strategy, technical vision, long range plan and strategy, design, development/implementation, engineering process involving the certification and release of SQL Server, and all Azure Data Services including SQL Database, Cosmos DB, Database for MySQL, Database for PostgreSQL, Database for Maria DB, SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Databricks, Azure Data Lake, HDInsight, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Catalog and Microsoft’s Analytics Platform System (APS). As part of his charter, Rohan is focused on delivering core data platform services for Microsoft that allow IT professionals, DBAs, Data Scientists, Data Engineers and Developers to successfully develop, deploy, and manage data applications across Azure Data Services and SQL Server workloads.
Rohan joined Microsoft in July 1998 as a software development engineer in the core Windows file systems and storage team. He contributed to Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 before moving to the SQL Server team in July 2003. He has held various levels of engineering leadership roles in SQL Server since then and has contributed to SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014, SQL Azure, HD Insight Service and APS.
Rohan graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, BHU and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Orin Thomas is a Principal Cloud Operations Advocate ad Microsoft, an MCT, and has a string of Microsoft MCSE and MCITP certifications. He has written more than 3 dozen books for Microsoft Press on topics including Windows Server, Windows Client, Azure, System Center, Exchange Server, Security, and SQL Server. He is an author at PluralSight and is a candidate in the Doctor of Information Technology program at Charles Sturt University. You can follow him on twitter at https://twitter.com/orinthomas
Coming from a world of traditional BI structures, Simon's now obsessed with utilising cloud technologies to revolutionise these traditions. Does Kimball translate to a serverless lambda architecture? Does rapidly evolving data interaction change our approaches? Is what was right six months ago still right now?
Tom is a Lead Consultant, Microsoft P-CSA (Partner Cloud Solutions Architect) and Microsoft Azure MVP at Devoteam | Alegri. His more than fifteen-year experience with Microsoft infrastructure solutions and his current focus on Microsoft Azure Security, Azure Infrastructure, and Azure Governance make him the right contact to talk about all things Azure architecture.
As founder and community lead of Azure Meetup Saarbruecken, as a well-known international conference speaker and Azure tech blogger, and as one of the founders and organizers of the Azure Saturday community conferences, Tom is actively taking his experience into the international tech communities.
In his spare time, Tom is an enthusiastic motorcyclist, guitar player and station officer at a local fire department.
Microsoft MVP. Data warehouse/Big data/Data science consultant for Adatis consulting limited a Microsoft Data & Analytics consultancy. Passion for advanced data analytics and automation. Specialising in Microsoft Architecture. Frequent speaker at events across the globe. Organiser of the Data Science user group in Exeter, UK and previous co-organiser of SQL Saturday Exeter, UK.
Kennie Nybo Pontoppidan works as a program manager for the Dynamics 365 Business Central server. He has been working in the dangerous field between customers, partners, support professionals, developers and dba's for many years and done his part of mistakes as a developer before that in his 18+ years in the it industry. He enjoys working with data and databases and really, really enjoys working using SQL. Kennie has no humor.
Eldert can be described as an Azure MVP, Cloud Solution Architect, blogger, public speaker and technical author. He is mainly focused on Azure, Cloud, Enterprise Integration and IoT and has been involved in many innovative projects around these technologies. In his spare time Eldert likes to be active in the community and and can often be found working with and speaking about the latest technologies.
Christian is a tech lead at Trifork eHealth, with 14 years of experience developing full stack webapplications in domains ranging from ecommerce and accounting to business intelligence and enterprise systems. He is a former 3 year Microsoft Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP from Denmark. He has previously spoken at a number of international conferences and local user groups. On the side he has been an active blogger for 13 years, done podcast interviews, hosted codecamps and contributed to a few open source projects
Dr. Nico Jacobs is a Microsoft Business Intelligence and SQL Server trainer and consultant at U2U since 2004. Before that, he was a machine learning (data mining) researcher at the computer science department of the University of Leuven where he obtained a PhD in machine learning.
At U2U, Nico creates and delivers courses on the SQL Server business intelligence stack (Integration Services, Analysis Services, Reporting Services …), Power BI, Azure Cortana Intelligence (Big Data) and the traditional relational database environment (database development and administration).
Sam Vanhoutte is CTO with Codit. Based in Belgium, Sam is a 5th year Microsoft Azure MVP and frequently speaks at conferences. Next to that, he is also Azure p-seller at Microsoft and has extensive experience in building integrated enterprise, IoT and cloud based solutions. Because of the specialized focus on Azure IoT, Sam is leading the Codit Azure IoT Elite partner program with the Azure IoT Engineering team, as one of only 6 partners, world wide.
Sam co-founded the BizTalk User Group in Belgium (http://www.btug.be) and is active crew member of the Azure User group (http://www.azug.be).
The last years, Sam has been involved in several (industrial) IoT projects with customers all over Europe and has designed the Nebulus IoT Gateway.
Teemu Tapanila is a solution-oriented technical professional with focus Azure and mobile. He's Microsoft Azure MVP for 5 years running and believes that cloud technologies combined with great user experience are the keys to successful digital transformation. He applies his passion and expertise to his work.
Steef-Jan is a Microsoft Azure MVP, blogger, author and frequent public speaker. He has over 15 years of experience as a technical lead developer and application architect, specializing in custom applications, enterprise application integration (BizTalk), Web services and Microsoft Azure. He works for CoditNL as Senior Consultant. Steef-Jan has faced integration and cloud challenges in a diverse range of industries, where he has done architecting, designing, developing, and supporting sophisticated and innovative software using many different Microsoft technologies and products.
Peter De Tender is the CEO and Lead Technical Trainer at PDTIT and 007FFFLearning.com, a Microsoft Cloud Platform Architect, extremely passionate trainer and speaker, Azure MVP (2013-2018), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and technical writer. Starting his career in 1996, Peter has never looked back from Microsoft infrastructure technologies. At present, he’s an expert on Azure and Azure Stack, coaching global Microsoft Partners, larger Microsoft customers and Microsoft FTE teams, all over the world, in achieving more with Azure. While this got him a position as FTE for Microsoft Corp in the global Microsoft AzureCAT GSI (Azure Engineering) team early 2016, his passion for speaking and presenting made him decide to return to his own company after about a year, coming back with an even stronger focus on providing readiness workshops and architect consulting on the Azure platform.
When Peter is not speaking or presenting, he authors Azure-related whitepapers and courses for Microsoft as well as several other training companies in the IT industry, or updating his own custom Azure Advanced training material.
He recently published Learning Operations Management Suite with Apress (http://www.apress.com), co-authored the Microsoft Official Curriculum for the 70-535 Architecting Azure Solutions, currently writing on “Azure Governance and Security” for Apress, as well as authoring a series of advanced Azure training videos for Packt Publishing (http://packtpub.com).
Anna Thomas is a Data & Applied Scientist on the SQL engineering team at Microsoft, based out of Redmond, WA. Having recently switched from AI Engineering to SQL Engineering, Anna is looking for ways to continue her initiative to democratize AI in the data space.
Milos Radivojevic is a database consultant located in Vienna, Austria. He is Data Platform MVP and specializes in SQL Server for application developers and performance and query tuning. Currently he works as principal database consultant in bwin GVC (the largest regulated online gaming company in the world). He is co-founder of the SQL Pass Austria and speaks regularly at local and international database conferences. He is also co-author of the books SQL Server 2016 Developer's Guide and SQL Server 2017 Developer's Guide.
Thomas LaRock is a Head Geek at SolarWinds and a Microsoft Certified Master, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, VMware vExpert, and former Microsoft Certified Trainer. He has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry in roles including programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator.
LaRock has spent much of his career focused on data and database administration, which led to his being chosen as a Technical Evangelist for Confio Software in 2010. While at Confio, his research and experience helped to create the initial versions of the software now known as SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer.
LaRock is also the Immediate Past President of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and is an avid blogger, author, and technical reviewer for numerous books about SQL Server management. He now focuses his time working with customers to help resolve problems and answer questions regarding database performance tuning and virtualization for SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, SAP, and DB2, making it his mission to give IT and data professionals longer weekends.
Sjoukje Zaal is a Principal Expert Microsoft and Microsoft Azure MVP with over 15 years of experience providing architecture, development, consultancy and design expertise. She works at Ordina, a system integrator based in the Netherlands.
She is active in the Microsoft community as a co-founder of SP&C NL and MixUG, writer, public speaker and on MSDN.
Ganes is a co-founder at Gramener, where he heads Analytics and Innovation in Data science. Ganes advises enterprises on deriving value from data science initiatives, and leads applied research in deep learning at Gramener AI Labs. He is passionate about the confluence of machine learning, information design and data-driven business leadership.
Henk is a Cloud Solutions Architect and Microsoft AI MVP from the Netherlands. He started out as a software developer in the late '90s and later moved on to the role of architect. He now guides organisations in their cloud adventure, with a strong focus on creating intelligent cloud solutions.
He loves to share his knowledge about topics such as DevOps, Azure and Artificial Intelligence by providing training courses and he is a regular speaker at user groups and international conferences.
Matthew Roche is a Senior Program Manager in Microsoft’s Cloud + AI Group, where he focuses on business intelligence, enterprise information management, metadata, and data warehousing.
Matthew is currently a member of the Power BI CAT team, where he was saddened to learn that there were not actually any cats. Previously Matthew has worked on Azure Data Catalog, SQL Server Integration Services, Master Data Services, and Data Quality Services. Before joining Microsoft, he worked as an architect, consultant, and trainer focusing on ETL, data warehousing, and business intelligence.
When he’s not enabling the world to get more value from its data, Matthew enjoys reading, baking, heavy metal, and competitive longsword combat.
Isaac Levin is a Consultant in Microsoft Premier Services. He has over 8 years of experience working as a developer for the web, mostly in the Microsoft Ecosystem. When he isn't helping customers get the most of Microsoft Products, he contributes to Microsoft Documentation in the .NET and ASP.NET space as well as other open-source projects, and occasionally blogs about things that interest him. He likes to wind down from work with his wife Ariana and his 2 sons Isaac and Avery.
Rick van den Bosch is a Cloud Solution Architect. He has been working with Microsoft Azure since it was introduced. He has performed numerous Azure projects and has drafted cloud migration advises and migration strategies for customers. He also designs system architectures, coaches developers and optimizes the software development process to realize important and complex systems together with the customer. Rick is a regular speaker at different types of events. He has been working at Betabit as a Managing Consultant since September 2012.
Eric is a MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management and Microsoft Azure. He is working as a Principal IT-Architect at COMPAREX AG. His main areas are: Microsoft Azure, Hybrid Infrastructure, Windows Server and Management Solutions. His motto: "The community lives from the community and only those who join in keep her alive!"
Marco is a business intelligence consultant and mentor. He wrote several books about Power BI, Analysis Service, and Power Pivot. He also regularly write articles and white papers that are available on sqlbi.com. Marco is a Microsoft MVP and an SSAS Maestro, the highest level of certification on Microsoft Analysis Services.
Today, Marco focuses his time with SQLBI customers, traveling extensively to train and consult on DAX and data modeling for Power BI and Analysis Services. Marco also teaches public classes worldwide.
Marco is a regular speaker at international conferences like Microsoft Ignite, PASS Summit, and Sqlbits. He also enjoys delivering evening sessions at local user groups during his trips.
Thiago focuses on cloud computing, open source, Serverless, and DevOps practices. He works at Microsoft in the Commercial Software Engineering (CSE) organization, an engineering team that sits outside of the Microsoft product teams and works directly with customers. We drive adoption and development of industry-leading applications and services using Microsoft tools and frameworks.
James is a big data and data warehousing solution architect at Microsoft. He is a thought leader in the use and application of Big Data and advanced analytics, including solutions involving hybrid technologies of relational and non-relational data, Hadoop, MPP, IoT, Data Lake, and private and public cloud. Previously he was an independent consultant working as a Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence architect and developer. He is a prior SQL Server MVP with over 30 years of IT experience. James is a popular blogger (JamesSerra.com) and speaker, having presented at dozens of PASS events including the PASS Business Analytics conference and the PASS Summit, as well as the Enterprise Data World conference. He is the author of the book “Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012”. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Markus Ehrenmüller-Jensen works as a project leader, trainer & consultant for data warehousing, ETL, and business intelligence since 1994. He is an educated software-engineer, graduated business educator and professor for databases and project engineering at HTL Leonding (technical college) and certified as MCSE Data Platform and MCSE Business Intelligence. Markus speaks regularly on international conferences (eg. SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits London, BASTA Germany, SQL Saturdays, SQL Days Germany, SQL PASS Austria, ...) and writes articles for well-known journals. Since 2014 he is responsible for runtastic’s data warehouse to drive forward data-driven decisions for employees and customers. In 2013 he co-founded SQL PASS Austria and organizes SQL Saturdays in Vienna since 2014. For his technical leadership in the community he was awarded as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP in 2017.
Andreas is a Senior Consultant & Microsoft Azure MVP at CT Global, focusing Azure, Azure Stack, Software-Defined Datacenter & PowerShell. Also being co-founder of Cloud and Datacenter User Group Denmark, Andreas has over the last years committed himself to actively contribute to various communities where he is recognized for his ability to bring real-life considerations into perspective for cloud adoption and datacenter optimizations. On stage at user group meetings and conferences Andreas has presented and shared his knowledge of these technologies and subsequently engage in follow-up conversations and roundtable activities. Andreas is actively blogging on http://cloudmechanic.net/ and http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/
Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen, Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, is a principal consultant and lead of development at CT Global, a worldwide Microsoft partner in the cloud, data center and enterprise client management space. Since starting at CT Global in 2007 (formerly known as Coretech), he has focused on automation and development, primarily automating processes while developing tools, extensions, and scripts for Microsoft solutions. His current primary focus is Automation, on premises and in the Cloud using System Center, Azure and Azure Stack. Jakob was one of the authors of Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Unleashed(2017) and a contributing author to System Center 2012 Service Manager Unleashed (2014). He has presented at a wide range of events, including TechEd, Ignite and MMS. He has also authored several courses for CT Global. Jakob blogs at http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/author/jgs/
Daniel Neumann is working for Microsoft as an Azure Technology Solutions Professional.
His technology focus as an Azure TSP nowadays includes Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure Container Instances, Azure Container Registry, Azure Container Service Engine, Infrastructure as Code with Azure Resource Manager templates as well Terraform and other serverless components in Azure e.g. Logic Apps and Functions.
Before joining Microsoft, he was working for Axians former FRITZ & MACZIOL a Microsoft Partner as a Senior Cloud Architect.
Daniel is a former Microsoft MVP and has received the award in the category Cloud and Datacenter Management in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Jan Mulkens is a Microsoft MVP in AI, the Competence Lead for Microsoft Advanced Analytics at Ordina Belgium and a Microsoft BI Consultant .
In his spare time, he is a speaker at conferences and user groups in europe and he organizes 2 user groups and a conference in Belgium.
Power BI Days conference (www.powerbidays.com), Belgium Microsoft Advanced Analytics User Group (bit.ly/msaaug), Flemish Power BI User Group (bit.ly/FlemishPowerBI).
Dejan Sarka, MCT and SQL Server MVP, is an independent trainer and consultant that focuses on development of database and business intelligence applications. Besides projects, he spends about half of the time on training and mentoring. He is the founder of the Slovenian SQL Server and .NET Users Group. Dejan Sarka is the main author or co-author of eighteen books about databases and SQL Server. Dejan Sarka has also developed many courses and seminars for Microsoft, SolidQ, and Pluralsight.
Mikhail Shilkov is a Microsoft Azure MVP, Russian expat living in the Netherlands.
He is passionate about cloud technologies, functional programming and the intersection of the two.
In his spare time, you can find him answering “azure-functions” questions on StackOverflow, tweeting as @MikhailShilkov about serverless, blogging about functional programming at https://mikhail.io, or presenting the stories of serverless and functional adoption at conferences and meetups.
Reza Rad is a Microsoft Regional Director, an Author, Trainer, Speaker and Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 15 years’ experience in data analysis, BI, databases, programming, and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for eight continuous years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. Reza is an active blogger and co-founder of RADACAD. Reza is also co-founder and co-organizer of Difinity conference in New Zealand.
His articles on different aspects of technologies, especially on MS BI, can be found on his blog: http://www.radacad.com/blog.
He wrote some books on MS SQL BI and also is writing some others, He was also an active member on online technical forums such as MSDN and Experts-Exchange, and was a moderator of MSDN SQL Server forums, and is an MCP, MCSE, and MCITP of BI. He is the leader of the New Zealand Business Intelligence users group. He is also the author of very popular book Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star, which is free with more than 1100 pages of content.
He is an International Speaker in Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Business Applications Summit, Data Insight Summit, PASS Summit, SQL Saturday and SQL user groups. And He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Pascal helps companies embrace Microsoft Azure and build large scale distributed systems with modern architectures based on microservices. Pascal works as an Azure Cloud Consultant at Xpirit. He is the co-founder of the Dutch Azure Meetup and is awarded by Microsoft with the MVP award for Microsoft Azure. In his spare time he enjoys killing monoliths, just for fun.
Sarah has over 12 years experience within the IT industry, currently she is a Cloud Solution Architect for Microsoft based in the UK. With experience of both on premise and cloud solutions Sarah is able to understand the big picture and help businesses implement the right IT strategy for the future. Involved in the IT community she founded the Glasgow Azure User Group in May 2017.
Leila is the First AI Microsoft MVP in New Zealand and Australia, she had a Ph.D. in Information System, she is an international speaker that spoke in more than 100 conferences in the different well-known conferences like Microsoft ignite in USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia and New Zeland, She is an expert in AI and Business intelligence and work in this area for more than 10 years.
Sam is a Solutions Architect with Willis Towers Watson and Microsoft Azure MVP. Sam is focused on providing architecture and technical solutions for cloud-based SaaS projects using Azure.
In particular, in areas around cloud automation and deployment, DevOps, configuration management, along with high performance and grid computing in the cloud.
Sam blogs about Azure and cloud-related topics at samcogan.com and on Twitter at @samcogan
Gary is a Microsoft AI MVP, specialising in the Bot Framework and Cognitive Services. As part of his role on the innovation team at Mando he loves getting under the skin of a real world problem and seeing how technology can help solve it. Gary is one of the founding members of the Bot Builder Community project on GitHub, where he has recently developed and open-sourced the capability to build Alexa Skills with the Microsoft Bot Framework. He is the co-host of the This Is AI podcast and blogs at www.garypretty.co.uk. He can usually be found talking about bots and AI on twitter @garypretty
Wolfgang Strasser creates solutions based on the Microsoft Data Platform tools in his day-to-day job as Business Intelligence consultant. Either using SQL Server Database Engine, SSIS, reporting with SSAS and SSRS, implementing Power BI solutions or cloud tools for data analysis - the data-tools-landscape is broadening every day! Based on his professional careers as a software developer he likes to work on structured development processes.
Wolfgang shares his knowledge with the community at many national and international events. For his community work, Wolfgang has been awarded with the Microsoft MVP Award for Data Platform in October 2015.
After being in the field of Linux engineering, Stefan changed his focus and has been working with Microsoft technologies in the cloud & data center area for several years now. Stefan is co-organizer of Experts Live Café Switzerland, a Microsoft IT Pro user group focusing on cloud, data center and workplace topics. He is an active Azure MVP and as a Cloud Engineer at Die Mobiliar he supports business and IT departments on their journey to the cloud.
Rainer Stropek is co-founder and CEO of the company software architects and has been serving this role since 2008. At software architects Rainer and his team are developing the award-winning SaaS time tracking solution “time cockpit”. Previously, Rainer founded and led two IT consulting firms that worked in the area of developing software solution based on the Microsoft technology stack.
Rainer is recognized as an expert concerning .NET development, software architecture and databases. He has written numerous books and articles on C#, database development, Microsoft Azure, XAML, and web development. Additionally he regularly speaks at conferences, workshops and trainings in Europe and the US. In 2010 Rainer has become one of the first MVPs for the Microsoft Windows Azure platform. In 2015, Rainer also became a Microsoft Regional Director. 2016, Rainer also got the MVP award for Visual Studio and Developer Technologies.
Rainer graduated the Higher Technical School Leonding (AT) for MIS with honors and holds a BSc (Hons) Computer Studies of the University of Derby (UK).
Tomaž Kaštrun is a SQL Server developer and data scientist with more than 15 years of experience in the fields of business warehousing, development, ETL, database administration, and query tuning. He holds over 15 years of experience in data analysis, data mining, statistical research, and machine learning. He is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP for data platform and has been working with Microsoft SQL Server since version 2000. He is a blogger, author of many articles, a frequent speaker at the community and Microsoft events. He is an avid coffee drinker who is passionate about fixed gear bikes. In 2018 he co-authored book "SQL Server 2017 Machine Learning Services with R".
Thomas works as a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. He engages with the community and customers around the world to share his knowledge and collect feedback to improve the Azure cloud platform. Prior joining the Azure engineering team, Thomas was a Lead Architect and Microsoft MVP, to help architect, implement and promote Microsoft cloud technology.
If you want to know more about Thomas, check out his blog: www.thomasmaurer.ch and Twitter: www.twitter.com/thomasmaurer
Aleksandar Nikolic is a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, a Microsoft Azure MVP, a co-founder of PowerShellMagazine.com, and a community manager of PowerShell.com. Aleksandar is also a Microsoft Azure Advisor.
He has more than 18 years of experience as a system administrator.
He also delivers Azure and PowerShell training courses around the world and is a frequent speaker at IT conferences such as Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft TechDays, NIC, Intelligent Cloud, Techorama, MMSMOA, IT/Dev Connections, ExpertsLive, MS Sinergija, MS NTK, and PowerShell Conference Europe.
André is a DBA and SQL Server Solutions architecht for Data Masterminds. He has done a lot of DBA work on 1000’s of servers where he discovered his love for Powershell, architecting SQL Server solutions, building and tuning ETL processes (with BIML), and even implementing PDW. Having to wrangle a lot of data he's using Python and SparkSQL in Azure Databricks as well these days.
André is a Data Platform MPV, Dutch PASS Chapter, Leader organiser of SQL Saturday Holland and Data & BI track volunteer for Techorama Holland
Christian Wade is a Senior Program Manager for Power BI and Analysis Services at Microsoft. His consulting experience includes data-warehousing, BI and application-development projects for numerous enterprise customers. Christian is the creator of the BISM Normalizer, which is a database comparison tool for Analysis Services tabular models. He is a frequent presenter at Microsoft conferences. His Twitter handle is @_christianWade.
Jovan Popovic is Program Manager working in Microsoft Development Center Serbia on SQL Server/Azure SQL Database. Currently working on Azure SQL Database Managed Instance service.
Jovan was Program manager on several SQL Server 2016/2017 features such as T-SQL language enhancements, JSON support, columnstore technology, temporal tables, in-memory OLTP, and automatic plan regression correction. Jovan is presenter on many Microsoft events such a MS Ready, PASS summit, SQL Saturday, SQL Konferenz, etc.
Paul is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP with 10+ years’ experience working with the complete on premises SQL Server stack in a variety of roles and industries. Now as Data Analytics Consultant has turned his keyboard to big data solutions in the Microsoft cloud. Specialising in Azure Data Lake Analytics, Azure Data Factory, Azure Stream Analytics, Event Hubs and IoT. Paul is also a STEM Ambassador for the networking education in schools’ programme, PASS chapter leader for the Microsoft Data Platform Group – Birmingham, a member of the SQL Relay committee, SQL Bits, SQL Saturday, PASS Summit speaker and helper. Currently the Stack Overflow top user for Azure Data Factory. As well as very active member of the technical community.
Matthijs is a Senior Program Manager on the Microsoft Identity team focusing on the developer experience for Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Identity Platform. Matthijs started at Microsoft in 2002 as a consultant working on Architecture for larger enterprises. 6 years ago he moved to the US and worked on the Windows Developer platform before joining the Microsoft Identity team in 2018.
Kyle is a Principal Program Manager on the Microsoft Identity team. As part of the Identity team Kyle focuses on architecting security and access management for applications and APIs across a wide variety of developer technologies. He has extensive experience developing solutions and working with partners to help them optimize their solutions. In past lives he has been a developer for MSDN, Dr. GUI, and a developer lead on the Access team, and PM on Unified Communications and Windows.
Kristof Rennen is Senior Program Manager Azure Storage at Microsoft, with over 13 years of experience in software development, architecture and design. Being in Cloud and Microsoft Azure for the past 7 years, his passion is building high quality, scalable and maintainable solutions, both on Microsoft and open source technology.
Eduardo focuses on building serverless products on Azure, currently leading product management for Azure Functions.
He has been at Microsoft for over 15 years, with the last 5 years on PaaS and FaaS application development. Eduardo's passion is on helping others make their application development journey as easy as possible. He also swims, bikes and runs occasionally :-)