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Program manager 2 in Microsoft. Last 5 years worked as developer, data scientist and program manager.
Matija Lah has more than a decade of experience working with Microsoft SQL Server, mostly architecting data-centric solutions in the legal domain. His contributions to the SQL Server community have led to the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in 2007 (Data Platform), which he held until 2017. In 2008 Matija joined SolidQ as a Mentor, located in Central and Eastern Europe. He spends most of his time on projects involving advanced information management, and natural language processing.
Dejan Sarka, MCT and Data Platform MVP, is an independent trainer and consultant that focuses on development of database and business intelligence applications. Besides projects, he spends about half of his 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, Radacad, SolidQ, and Pluralsight.
I am Milos Todic, Software Engineer at Microsoft. I started working at Microsoft in 2009 after I finished studies of Electrical Engineering at university of Belgrade. My initial role was Software Development Engineer in Test. I worked on several projects related to SQL Server and HDInsight. For the last several years I'm working as Software Engineer on numerous projects related to Columnstore Index technology in SQL Server engine (Columnstore index reorganize, snapshot versioning, compression delay, Tuple mover, LOB support in clustered Columnstore, etc.)
Dragoslav Ogar is a CEO/Consultant/Trainer of A4ATCP d.o.o. Belgrade. He has 25 years of real-life and theoretical experience with information technologies. He is a tch.math.
As Microsoft trainer, he delivered about 70 different MOCs at all and more than 15,000 hours.
On five Microsoft conferences, Sinergija 04, 06, 10, 11 and 13, held in Serbia, he was awarded as one of best speakers.
Except SQL Server field, his favorite areas are Entity Framework, OData, MVC, and SOLID, also.
I am an IT professional with over a decade of technical and management experience. I am using SQL Server since version 6.5. Currently I am a consultant and helping companies in SQL Server design, migrations, operation and developments as well as providing customized training .
Program Manager based in Microsoft Development Center Serbia, currently contributing to some of key Microsoft big data solutions such as Azure Data Lake Analytics
Dr.SubraMANI Paramasivam is a Microsoft MVP, PhD, Microsoft Certified Trainer and Head of Data AI at DAGEOP Ltd having 21 years of DB, BI, Analytics and AI experience. Mani has also spoken in various events like MS IGNITE, PASS Summit, MS Inspire, SQLBITS, Power Platform Summit, Global AI Bootcamp, Data BI Summit, SQLRelay, Power BI World Tour, Data Platform Summit, INSIDESQL UK, Global AI Nights, SQLServerGeeks Summit, MCT Global Summits, Data Day Events and various user group events. Mani also believes in Empowering Every Person in the planet and spreads the awareness on Global challenges via www.EmpoweringEveryPerson.com. He is also a co-owner of 1 Global AI Meetup and 3 Power BI PUG PASS local / user groups.
Zolt#225;n is a BI specialist with more than a decade of expertise. He leads the Hungarian User Group of Microsoft SQL Server (HUG-MSSQL), the Hungarian Chapter of PASS. MCSE: BI and MCSE: Data Platform. SQL Server MVP since 2015.
I am a Data platform MVP with more than 10 years of real-life experience with SQL Server and its stack of services. Besides the support and project work, I am also a trainer, conference speaker and user group organizer (and volunteer).
Catalin Gheorghiu is a solution architect from Romania. He has more than 15 years of experience in developing solutions, especially on Microsoft technologies in very demanding environments. Is contributing articles and blogs to several user groups (MrSmersh), lecturing all over Romania and abroad, is also RONUA Timisoara (PASS Chapter) user group leader. Since 2011, every year he was awarded the Microsoft MVP Award.
Miloš Radivojević 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 a 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, SQL Server 2017 Developer's Guide and Mastering SQL Server 2017.
Chris is a freelance SQL consultant who has been working with SQL Server since 2000, his passion is for squeezing every last drop of performance out of SQL Server and understanding the database engine at a level which conventional tools cannot provide any insights on.
Mladen is a Senior Program Manager in Azure SQL Database team, working on the SQL Managed Instance and data estate modernization in Azure. His current focus areas are high availability and service integration. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2016 Mladen spent 15 years in the software and financial services industry mostly working on the mission-critical systems. Ask him also about geospatial analytics - he loves it.
Senior program manager working in Microsoft Data Platform Group on different relational database systems such as SQL Server 2016+, Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL Managed Instance. Worked on many features delivered in SQL Server 2016+, for example, JSON Support, T-SQL language, In-memory OLTP (Hekaton), Columnstore indexes, Temporal, Intelligent database features, etc. Jovan was presenter on many internal and public Microsoft events such as TechReady, PASS Summit, SQLSaturdays, etc. Jovan holds PhD degree in computer science.
My areas of interest are Microsoft SQL Server and its services as the bases for development of Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Systems (SSAS, SSRS, SSIS, MDS, DQS, PowerPivot, Tabular Model …). For the last five years I have been one of the coordinators of the Belgrade SQL Server User Group. In April 2012, I got the first Microsoft MVP award.
Tomaž Kaštrun is BI developer and data analyst. His main focus are data mining, T-SQL development, programming and query optimization. He has been working with SQL server since version 2000. He is Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft MVP for data platform and Microsoft trainer.
Mihail Mateev is a technical consultant, community enthusiast, PASS Regional Mentor for CEE, chapter lead, Microsoft Azure MVP, Microsoft Regional Director. He works as a Senior Solutions Architect at EPAM Systems, focused on Data Platform, IoT and cloud related solutions. He also worked many years like a Technical evangelist in the Infragistics. Last years Mihail was focused on various areas related to technology Microsoft: Data Platform, Visual Studio, ASP.Net, Windows client apps, Data Platform, and Microsoft Azure. Michael also has a PhD in cloud computing area. He is a university lecturer on Smart Homes and Smart Energy IoT Solutions.
As a technical consultant Dejan participated in numerous ERP, CRM and DWH / BI projects in the CEE region. He is also involved in development with Microsoft technologies for last 18 years. Holds MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MCSD, MCDBA, MCTS and MCITP certifications. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer he was involved in preparation and delivery of trainings in several school centers in Serbia. Since October 2014, he is a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server.