Another year and another excellent SQLBits conference is in the events calendar. This time back to London and the massive ExCel exhibition centre. For me, once again I'm very humbled to have been selected to speak, not once, but twice. Thank you SQLBits. This will be my: Fifth time attending the event. Fourth time helping … Continue reading Preparing for SQLBits 2020 – My Azure Data Factory Sessions
Renewing my post from last year (here) I've gathered my thoughts and put together the following content that I'd like to deliver to our wonderful data platform community in 2020. 2019 has been a great year for me having delivered 30 talks, in 17 cities and 8 different countries. This brings my grand total to … Continue reading My Community Talks 2020
How nice is this!... All the Microsoft Ignite announcements in one place. Very cool. Data Platform and AI things in chapter 3, starting on page 39. Sadly not that many new things for us data people this year, but still, its all great news. Azure Synapse Analytics seems to be the main data platform news, … Continue reading Microsoft Ignite 2019 Announcements – The Ignite Book of News 2019
Hi friends, just a casual reflective post from me. Within the data platform community you get to meet so many great people who are true experts in their respective fields. This made me wonder how many people are still out there that are truly the most valuable professionals? These people might be valuable to their … Continue reading Are you an MVP in the making?
Today marks another milestone in my career as I leave Adatis after a really excellent 18 months and start my next challenge with Altius. Through our brilliant data platform community, my growing reputation has given me the privilege of choosing my next employer. Something that I feel incredibly humbled by, as I have been approached … Continue reading Another Career Milestone – Joining Altius
This week saw the return of Microsoft's Future Decoded event at London's ExCel. It was my third time at this two-day exhibitor backed event and it certainly won't be my last. As a Data Platform person it's always great attending conferences for all things under the Microsoft umbrella, not just data, it's a real eye … Continue reading Future Decoded 2018 – My Quick Review
Having only been honoured with my Data Platform MVP award in July 2017 this March was my first MVP Summit. For me, this is the reward for all the hard work and community contributions throughout the year and beyond. It’s an opportunity to rub shoulders (drink beer) with the Microsoft product teams, engineers and group … Continue reading My First MVP Summit