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Session Presenters

Session Presenters

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Aaron Nelson, SQL Server MVP
  @sqlvariant  
  sqlvariant.com
  sqlvariant
Aaron Nelson is the lead for the SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter, and a SQL Server MVP. He is also a Senior SQL Server Architect with over 15 years of experience. Aaron holds certifications for MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer, Database Administrator, and Database Developer.
 
Sessions
The State of PowerShell, SQL Server, and SQLPS
PowerShell Grab Bag

Aleksandar Nikolic, PowerShell MVP
  @alexandair  
  powershellers.blogspot.com
  alexandair
Aleksandar is a Microsoft MVP for Windows PowerShell, a frequent speaker at the conferences, and the cofounder and editor of the PowerShell Magazine. He is also available for one-on-one online PowerShell trainings.
 
Sessions
Building Your Test Lab with Client Hyper-V & PoSh

Allen White, SQL Server MVP
  @SQLRunr  
  sqlblog.com/blogs/allen_white/
  allenw2
Allen has spent over 40 years in IT and has been using SQL Server since 1992 and is certified MCITP in SQL Server and MCT. He's been awarded Microsoft's MVP Award for the last nine years. Allen is the Business Development Manager for SQL Sentry.
 
Sessions
Maintain SQL Server Performance Baseline with PowerShell

Andre Kamman, SQL Server MVP
  @AndreKamman  
  andrekamman.com
  andrekamman
Andre is a DBA and SQL Server Solutions architecht for cloud-dba.eu. He has done a lot of DBA work on thousands of servers where he discovered his love for PowerShell, architecting SQL Server solutions, building and tuning ETL processes (with BIML), and even implementing PDW. Andre is a Data Platform MPV, Dutch PASS Chapter Leader and organiser of SQL Saturday Holland.
 
Sessions
Deploy & Manage Ola Hallengren's scripts with PowerShell

Bryan Cafferky
  @BryanCafferky  
  www.apress.com/9781484205426
  bryancafferky
Bryan is the author of Pro PowerShell for Database Developers by Apress available on Amazon. He is a Business Intelligence consultant with decades of database development experience. He has been working with the SQL Server stack since 1997 and implemented projects in the banking, insurance, e-commerce, utility, and health care industries. Bryan founded and leads the RI BI PASS chapter. He holds a bachelor of science in computer information systems and an MBA.
 
Sessions
Advanced PowerShell Development

Chad Miller
  @cmille19  
  sev17.com
  chadwickmiller
Chad is the DBA for SQL Server and Manager of Database Administration for a shop supporting SQL Server, Oracle, and Informix. He also acts as the coordinator for the SQL Server PowerShell Extensions, and maintains his blog, sev17.
 
Sessions
Automation in the DBA World

Chris Sommer
  @cjsommer  
  cjsommer.com
  cjsommer
Chris started in computing and I.T. in the mid to late 1990?s. After the dust had settled from Y2K, he found himself a bit more focused and working with database servers on the Unix platform. His first exposure to SQL Server was in 2007 and he has been working on that platform ever since. Chris is currently a Senior SQL DBA with a focus on reliability, stability and performance. He truly enjoys the building tools with PowerShell to help his fellow DBA's manage their ever growing environment.
 
Sessions
Painting with PowerShell: SQL Server Administration

Chrissy LeMaire, PowerShell MVP
  @cl  
  netnerds.net
  chrissylemaire
Chrissy, who has worked with PowerShell since 2005, is a PowerShell MVP and SQL Server Engineer with nearly 20 years of experience. She is the author of the dbatools module, which automates SQL Server migrations, data imports, and other DBA tasks. Chrissy is lead for the Belgian PowerShell UG, and colead for SQL PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter.
 
Sessions
SQL Server's sqlcmd on Linux using Windows Authentication
Simplifying SQL Server Migrations with PowerShell

Cl?udio Silva
  @ClaudioESSilva  

  claudioessilva
Cl?udio works as SQL Server DBA performing functions on large telco company. He working with SQL 2000 and worked as SQL developer/admin for 8 years before becoming a full-time DBA. He is a member and regular speaker at SqlPort community and SQLSaturday in Portugal. Is constantly trying to improve their knowledge and enjoys sharing it. He is also a PowerShell enthusiast who contributes for dbatools and dbareports projects (https://dbatools.io / https/dbareports.io). He is the creator of some commands like Expand-SqlTLogResponsibly.
 
Sessions

Don Jones, PowerShell MVP
  @concentrateddon  
  donjones.com
  concentrateddon
With more than two decades of IT experience, Don Jones is one of the world's leading experts on the Microsoft business platform. He's the author of more than 45 books, including the fan favorite Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches. Don is also a PowerShell MVP.
 
Sessions
Avoiding the PowerShell Gotchas

Ed Wilson, Microsoft
  @scriptingguys  
  scriptingguys.com
  mredwilson
Ed Wilson is the Microsoft Scripting Guy and a well-known scripting expert. He writes the daily Hey Scripting Guy! blog. A Microsoft-certified trainer, he has taught scripting to Microsoft Premier Customers worldwide. Ed has written 11 books including 9 on Windows scripting.
 
Sessions
Windows PowerShell Best Practices
SQL Server Performance Monitoring with The Scripting Guy

Eric Humphrey
  @lotsahelp  
  erichumphrey.com
  lotsahelp
Eric Humphrey works with Point of Sale systems at a regional theme park operator based out of Texas in the US. He specializes in SQL Server and has experience in several different programming languages and database platforms.
 
Sessions
.NET Powers Activate! Form of PowerShell

Jeff Wouters, PowerShell MVP
  @JeffWouters  
  jeffwouters.nl
  jeffwouters
Jeff Wouters is a freelance technical consultant from The Netherlands with a focus on automating and high availability through Microsoft and Citrix products. He is a frequent conference speaker and the founding member of the Dutch PowerShell User Group.
 
Sessions
PowerShell Unbound - Tips & Tricks

Jeffery Hicks, PowerShell MVP
  @jeffhicks  
  jdhitsolutions.com
  jefferyhicks
Jeffery Hicks is a Microsoft MVP in Windows PowerShell, Microsoft Certified Trainer and an IT veteran with over 20 years of experience. He works today as an independent author, trainer and consultant. Jeff also writes the popular Prof. PowerShell column for MPCMag.com.
 
Sessions
Carpe Scriptum! Make the PowerShell ISE Work for You
Creating HTML reports with PowerShell

Jim Christopher, PowerShell MVP
  @beefarino  
  beefycode.com
  jim-christopher-3344462
Jim gained 18 years of professional experience developing complex software projects in highly regulated industries, including education, gaming, and defense. His professional drive is designing software, systems, and user experiences for automation, a theme that has earned him a Microsoft MVP for PowerShell (2011-2016). Jim is currently Curriculum Director at Pluralsight.
 
Sessions
Stupid PowerShell Tricks

Johan Bijnens
  @alzdba  
  mssqltips.com
  johanbijnens
Johan Bijnens is a database firefighter who has been involved with SQLserver since 2000, and works at Aperam Genk as member of the Industrial IT support department. Johan has worked with PowerShell since 2011.
 
Sessions
Restoring SQLServer Databases with PowerShell

Kendal Van Dyke, Microsoft
  @sqldba  
  kendalvandyke.com
  kendalvandyke
Kendal is a database strategist, community advocate, public speaker, and blogger. A practiced IT professional with over 15 years of SQL Server experience, Kendal excels at disaster recovery, high availability planning/implementation, & debugging/troubleshooting mission critical SQL Server environments. Kendal is President of MagicPASS, the Orlando, FL based chapter of PASS.
 
Sessions
SQL Agent Job Status Reporting With Windows PowerShell

Laerte Junior, PowerShell MVP
  @LaerteSQLDBA  
  www.simple-talk.com/author/laerte-junior/
  laertejunior
Laerte Junior is a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, focused on PowerShell and automation and, through through his technology blog and simple-talk articles, an an active member of the SQL Server and PowerShell community around the World. He is a skilled Principal Database Architect, Developer, and Administrator, specializing in SQL Server and PowerShell Programming and Automation. He also is PASS Virtual Chapter Mentor , Co-Lead of the PASS PowerShell Virtual Chapter and former PASS Regional Mentor for Brasil.
 
Sessions
Automating Your SQL Server Best Practices Word Document

Marco Shaw, Former PowerShell MVP
  @marcoshaw  
  marcoshaw.blogspot.ca
  marcoshaw
Marco is currently a Systems Analyst working in Atlantic Canada. He has been working in the IT industry for 15 years. He enjoys working with Microsoft-based technologies and also with the Linux OS.
 
Sessions
PowerShell provisioning of Hyper-V Servers

Max Trinidad, PowerShell MVP
  @MaxTrinidad  
  maxtblog.com
  max-trinidad-77504712
Born in Puerto Rico, Max has been working with computers since 1979, and is the only PowerShell MVP in Florida. Max has been awarded Microsoft PowerShell MVP since 2008 and the SAPIEN Technologies MVP Award since 2010.
 
Sessions
PowerShell Building Azure Quick VMs
SSIS - Integrating PowerShell in a ScriptTask Component
Extend your T-SQL Scripting with PowerShell

Michael Wells
  @sqltechmike  
  sqltechmike.com
  mikewells
Michael is a Database Administrator for a large financial firm in the Tampa Bay area. He has been working in IT since 2000 and has administered all versions of SQL Server from 2000 and up. Michael runs the Sarasota SQL Server User Group located in Sarasota, FL.
 
Sessions
Using PowerShell to Rapidly Deploy SQL Serve

Mike F Robbins, PowerShell MVP
  @mikefrobbins  
  mikefrobbins.com
  mikefrobbins
Mike F Robbins is a PowerShell MVP and a SAPIEN Technologies MVP. He is the co-author of Windows PowerShell TFM and is a contributing author of a chapter in the PowerShell Deep Dives book. Mike is also the leader and co-founder of the Mississippi PowerShell User Group.
 
Sessions
PS C:\> Get-Started -With 'PowerShell for SQL Server'
PowerShell Fundamentals for Beginners

Mike Fal
  @mike_fal  
  mikefal.net
  michaelfal
Mike Fal is a SQL Server DBA, with 13+ years of experience. He has worked for several different industries, including healthcare, software development, marketing, and manufacturing and has experience supporting databases from 1 GB to 4 TB in size. Mike received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1996.
 
Sessions
PowerShell Tips and Tricks for SQL Server Administration

Nicholas Cain, SQL Server MCM
  @SirSQL  
  sirsql.net
  niccain
Nicholas Cain is a SQL Server MCM with over 15 years of experience working in a variety of production environments where he has supported databases ranging in size from a couple of MB up to multiple TB. He has implemented various High Availability and Disaster Recovery techniques to ensure necessary access to data for his customers.
 
Sessions
Central Auditing of SQL Permissions with PowerShell & TSQL

Rob Sewell
  @sqldbawithbeard  
  sqldbawithbeard.com
  robsewellsqldba
Rob is a SQL Server DBA with a passion for PowerShell, Azure, Automation and SQL Server. Rob currently supports several hundred databases ranging from SQL 2000 to SQL 2012 and including Ingres and Oracle. Rob has volunteered and spoken at community events through the UK and is an organiser for SQL Saturday Exeter.
 
Sessions
Making PowerShell useful for your team

Robert Cain, SQL Server MVP
  @arcanecode  
  arcanecode.com
  arcanecode
Robert C. Cain is a Microsoft MVP, MCTS Certified in BI, and is the owner of Arcane Training and Consulting, LLC. He is also a course author for Pluralsight, and co-author of 4 books. A popular speaker, Robert has presented at events such as the SQL PASS Summit, TechEd, CodeStock, and numerous SQL Saturdays. Robert has over 25 years experience in the IT industry, working in a variety of fields ranging from manufacturing to telecommunications to nuclear power.
 
Sessions
High Class PowerShell: Objects and Classes in PowerShell

Sander Stad
  @SQLStad  
  sqlstad.nl
  sanderstad
Sander has been a DBA for SQL Server for over 10 years. He's worked with SQL Server since version 2000 and PowerShell since 2007. He is a PowerShell enthusiast with a love for automation. You can find his PowerShell module, PSSQLLIB, published on his blog at sqlstad.nl. PSSQLLIB focuses heavily on SQL Server inventorying.
 
Sessions
Documenting SQL Server with PowerShell

Scott Sutherland
  @_nullbind  
  blog.netspi.com/author/scott-sutherland/
  scottpsutherland
Scott is currently responsible for the development, and execution of penetration testing at NetSPI. His role includes researching and developing tools, techniques, and methodologies used during network and application penetration tests. Scott has been providing IT security services to medium sized to Fortune 50 companies for over 10 years. His goal is to help them identify the risks that exist in their environment, and develop prioritized remediation plans that take into account their business constraints and requirements. As an active participant in the information security community, Scott also contributes technical security blog posts, whitepapers, and presentations on a regular basis through NetSPI.
 
Sessions
Hacking SQL Servers on Scale using PowerShell

SQL Server Tiger Team, Microsoft
  @mssqltiger  
  blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_server_team
The Tiger team within the Data Platform Group is focused on delighting in-market SQL Server customers by establishing proactive channels of communication with the customer to help gather feedback on feature usage, scenarios and gaps that we can address while delivering predictable, high quality and timely servicing updates for SQL Server.
 
Sessions
You, SQL Server and PowerShell

Steven Murawski, PowerShell MVP
  @StevenMurawski  
  stevenmurawski.com
  usepowershell
Steven is a SysAdmin on the Site Reliability Engineering team for Stack Exchange and a Microsoft MVP in PowerShell. Steven is a co-host of the Ops All The Things podcast. Steven also leads two local user groups, the Greater Milwaukee IT Pro User Community and the Greater Milwaukee Script Club.
 
Sessions
PowerShell Desired State Configuration
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