Brian Knight, SQL Server MVP, MCITP, is the co-founder of SQLServerCentral.com, JumpstartTV.com, andwas on the Principal Board of Directors of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS). Brian is a contributing columnist for many industry magazines and sites. He has co-authored and authored more than 15 technology books. Brian has spoken at dozens of conferences like PASS, SQL Connections and TechEd and many Code Camps.
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Tim Moolic has more than 15 years of experience executing sales, marketing and alliance strategies for software and consulting companies. Tim founded his first software and consulting business in 1996 and has worked with a wide range of enterprise software solutions including systems management, automated testing, database and online collaboration tools. As Principal with Pragmatic Works, he has helped the company grow from its first sale to more than 4000 customers worldwide with a focus on the SQL Server DBA, Developer and the Power BI Data Consumer. Tim continues to help guide the company by identifying innovative and valuable offerings for its tools, training and consulting businesses that support the Microsoft SQL Server Platform, SQL Server Azure and Microsoft Power BI users.
, President Pragmatic Works Consulting
Adam Jorgensen, MBA, MCDBA, MCITP: BI has over a decade of experience leading organizations around the world in developing and implementing enterprise solutions. His passion is finding new and innovative avenues for clients and the community to embrace business intelligence and lower barriers to implementation. Adam's focus is on mentoring senior management and technical teams as he helps them to realize the value in the data they already own, while accelerating the technology learning curve. Adam is also very involved in the community as a featured author on SQLServerCentral, SQLShare, as well as a regular contributor to the SQLPASS Virtual User Groups for Business Intelligence and other organizations. He regularly speaks at industry group events, major conferences, Code Camps, and SQLSaturday events on strategic and technical topics.
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, Technical Director, Pragmatic Works Consulting
Sam Washburn has over 30 years experience helping organizations across the size
spectrum select and implement IT solutions to improve their operation and bottom line results. Sam has led
strategic consulting projects analyzing regional and international markets for Microsofts hosted application
offerings. During the 1990s, Sam cofounded BookingPlus Inc., a web based hosted application providing an online
booking and reservation system to service based businesses. Sam was VP of engineering and built a robust SQL Server
database foundation leveraging the Microsoft Business Intelligence technologies at BookingPlus. Prior to that Sam
held IT positions in financial services, petroleum, and consulting fields.
, Vice President of Product Development
John Welch leads the development of a suite of products that make developing, managing, and documenting data
solutions easier. John has been successfully delivering IT solutions to business problems since 1994, and has been
focused on business intelligence and data warehousing technologies since 2001. He is a Microsoft Most Valued
Professional (MVP), and a frequent presenter on SQL Server and data topics. He also contributes to several open source
projects and community initiatives targeted toward making data professionals work more productive.