SQL Server Speakers

SQL Server Day Speakers

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Manohar Punna

Senior Database Administrator in McGraw Hill

Manohar Punna has started his career in 2008 as a core DBA and is now working as Senior DBA for S&P Capital IQ (McGraw Hill Financials). In his 5 years of game with SQL Server he has worked in service, support, insurance & banking and financial domains. As a Microsoft GTSC ex he bring great knowledge on SQL core internals. In his free time Manohar wants to explore everything else from travelling to sitting idle, from dieting to heavy 7 course meal, from full day sleeps to overnight ride in the city.


Sudhir Rawat

Support Escalation Engineer, Microsoft

Sudhir have around 10 years of experience in IT industry. Sudhir completed his Masters in Computer Application and MBA (IT). He worked on different technologies like Java, .net, Oracle, SQL Server and Business Intelligence. He is working as Support Escalation Engineer. His area of focus are Microsoft Business Intelligence suite and Big Data. He is passionate about the magic (Analytic and Mining) that can be done on data that can help business to deliver great results. He hold certifications including Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified IT Professional and Microsoft Certified Trainer in Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence. He is active on various forums like Microsoft Windows Azure Conference, Tech-ed India, Reboot, GIDS, social community (SQLServerGeeks) and various colleges and business units. Contribute to personal blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/biblog/ and Teams blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bigdatasupport/. Help community on Microsoft HDInsight forum.


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Amit R S Bansal

Director & Principal Consultant, SQLMaestros

Amit R S Bansal is a Director & Principal Consultant at eDominer Systems & Peopleware India. He leads the SQL & BI practice at eDominer with a much focused team providing consulting, training, content development & SQL support services to more than 120+ SQL Server customers globally. A seasoned speaker; he frequently speaks at major events and conferences including Microsoft TechEd North America & Microsoft TechEd Europe. His session at TechEd North America 2014 was voted in ‘TechEd Top Ten’ at 4th position. His previous sessions at TechED North America 2012 & TechED Europe 2013 were top-rated in Data Platform track. Over the last 10 years, he has worked on countless SQL Server projects, consulted, trained & mentored more than 9000 IT professionals on SQL Server, delivered more than 500 workshops for 120+ SQL Server enterprise customers. Apart from holding many Microsoft credentials, Amit is the first and the only Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server in India (outside Microsoft). He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) awardee on SQL Server holding the status since 2007. Amit has also authored SQL content for Microsoft and worked on critical POCs for Microsoft in India. As a Subject Matter Expert, Amit has “done it all” when it comes to SQL Server.Visit www.amitbansal.net to know more..


Sarabpreet Singh Anand

Database Administrator, Speaker, Trainer, Blogger and Community Lead

Sarabpreet is SQLServer DBA, Speaker, Trainer, Blogger and Community Lead. You can find him speaking at a local UG Event or a SQL Webcast. He has 8+ years of Experience and worked with Industry Leaders like Wipro, HP and HCL. He has many SQL Certifications under his belt. His core competency lies in administration of SQL Server. Always ready to help, online offline. His life’s mantra is “Knowledge Increases by sharing so, Pass it on”. To know about his speaking engagements visit: http://www.sarabpreet.com/?cat=34


Kumar Bijayanta

Support Escalation Engineer, Microsoft

Kumar Bijayanta currently works on Azure SQL Databases. He has been with Microsoft for over 6 years and has worked on various technologies including SQL Server Database Engine, Reporting Services and Networking technologies. He is a Microsoft certified Web developer and also has certifications in SQL Server and Windows Server administration. Prior to Microsoft, he was an Oracle DBA at IBM and and a .NET developer at Intel, and holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Application from PESIT, Bangalore.



Avanish Panchal

Avanish carries around 14 years of experience in IT industry. He is post graduate in Computer Science, followed by Masters in Business Administration. He has worked on multiple technologies like SQL Server, .net & Sybase with world largest bank(s)/IT consulting firm(s) like JPMorganChase, CapGemini, Datamatics etc. Currently holds position of Database Architect in BioPharma Global Leader.

His area of focus are SQL Server DB Engine, Security, Storage, Virtualization & Infrastructure Consolidation. Passionate for delivering Database IT Infrastructure to satisfy and exceed the needs of the enterprise. You may find him active on various forums like SQLBangalore, SQLServerGeeks & many more.

His SQL Server passion helped him to be the Core Team member of Asia’s First SQL Server Conference in 2015 @ Bangalore (#SSGAS2015).



Aditya Badramraju

Senior Database Administrator in McGraw Hill

Aditya is a DBA from past 6 years and has done extensive work on SQL Server as a technology. His expertise lies in tuning Perf problems, solving complex problems in SQL Server.


Jayaraj Vemula

Senior Database Administrator in Bank Of America

Jay works at Bank Of America and has over 8 Years of work-ex as a SQL DBA. He is usually found in office with a headset wrapped around and indulging in severity-A/Severity-B Production issues. While he has ample time he works on T-SQL/PowerShell automations and looks at engineering solutions that could save time for his Team. He belongs to operations production support (fire-fighting) gang. Prior to Bank Of America he was associated with Microsoft as a vendor from Infosys and IBM.


Vignesh Ravishankar

Senior Developer

I’ve got around 5+ yrs of experience in SQL Server and work as SQL Developer. Am a SQL enthusiast and focused on developing my skills on SQL Server internals and BI. As a regular attendee at SQL Server User Groups events; am always open to learn from the community and share my learning.


Devashish Salgaonkar

Premier Field Engineer in Microsoft

I am having an industry experience of almost 7.5 years and currently working as a Premier Field Engineer (PFE) with Microsoft. I engage with Microsoft Premier customers working on troubleshooting their technical issues related to SQL and IIS. I am also involved in proactive initiatives like health checks, chalk talks, training sessions and providing them recommendations to stabilize their environment.

Prior to PFE, I was working as a Technical Lead with India GTSC. In my day to day work, I was engaged in working on complex technical customer issues especially in the areas of SQL Engine, Performance, High Availability and Replication.

My area of expertise is SQL Server Performance/Administration and peripheral technologies and enjoy working with Azure. I also occasionally blog|tweet about my technical learnings.


Nilabja Ball

Senior Premier Field Engineer in Microsoft

Nilabja is a Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft Global Business Support (GBS), India. He has more than 9 years of SQL Server and BI experience. He is engaged with the customer either for proactive activities including health check, assessment and support or for reactive tasks to troubleshoot and fix complex and critical issues. He is actively involved in few SQL User Group and SQLPASS local chapters.


Anmol Bhasin

Engg Service Engineer in Microsoft

I have around 9 years of SQL Server experience in IT Industry. For around 6 years I am working in Microsoft. Initial part, I was working in Microsoft GTSC as Senior Support Engineer for SQL server in Bangalore.
For last 2 years, I am working as Engg Service Engineer in MSIT Hyderabad.



Muthukumaran Arumugam

Software Engineer in Microsoft

Muthukumaran has a total of five years Industrial Experience working on SQL Server BI platform products, that involves being a trusted advisor to Microsoft’s Premier Customers, working on Performance enhancements of Enterprise solutions and building forecasting solutions using SQL Server capabilities. He has contributed to Microsoft Power BI contents on using Cricket data to help users get started with the new features and to MSDN blogs on SQL Server Analysis Services. He has also delivered session in Microsoft’s SQL Talks Event on capabilities of Power BI and other Internal Trainings in SQL Server BI Technologies.


Rahul Dutta

Solution Architect – Data Platform, Microsoft

Rahul Dutta is a competent professional with 17 years in the IT Industry worked extensively on Oracle Database. Areas of interest are Data Integration and Data warehouse.



Don Rohan Castelino

Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft

Don Rohan Castelino has been a part of Microsoft for 5 years. Currently I am working as a SQL/IIS Premier Filed Engineer at ICICI Hyderabad. He worked with Microsoft GTSC team previously as SQL engineer, have worked on DB engine, BI technologies.



Pooja Kamath

Developer Support Engineer, Microsoft

Pooja is working as Developer Support Engineer with Microsoft SQL Team and currently specializing on Azure SQL Database -Microsoft’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. Her areas of expertise in SQL Server involve Engine, Clustering, Replication, Azure IaaS and PaaS, Connectivity, and related TSQL and PowerShell issues.

In the past 3+ years she has the experience of troubleshooting complex technical problems for high profile Premiere customers and partners from major Industry sectors who have implemented SQL Server in their environment.


In her current role Pooja also works closely with the SQL Azure Product Team on identifying and resolving critical issues and bugs for our SQL Azure customers. She has contributed to multiple articles and blogs and also holds certifications including Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in SQL 2012 and Microsoft Specialist in Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions.



Hitesh Chouhan

Data Platform Engineer, Microsoft

Hitesh works as a Data Platform Engineer with Microsoft SQL Team and is currently delving deep into the world of Azure SQL Database (Microsoft’s Platform as a Service offering). He has a vast experience primarily in SQL Server Engine and Performance areas. He is also a Subject Matter Expert in SQL Replication and Always on technologies. He holds certifications including Oracle Certified Associate- Performance Tuning ,Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in SQL 2012 and Microsoft Specialist in Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions. His passion has always been exposure to learning latest technologies and at Microsoft he has been working on Machine Learning , R and Python projects.

Before joining Microsoft Hitesh has worked as Oracle performance Tuning engineer and Big Data engineer in Center of Excellence-Sears.




Database Administrator, Admiral Technologies

Prince Rastogi is working as SQL Server Database Administrator at Admiral Technologies. Prince is having approx 6 years of experience and worked in ERP Domain, Wealth Management Domain. Currently he is working in Insurance domain. In the starting of his career he was working on SQL Server, Internet Information Server and Visual Source Safe. Prince is ITIL certified professional. Prince likes to explore technical things in Database World and Writing Blogs. He is the Technical Editor at SQLServerGeeks community.



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Rajiv Jog

Senior Database Administrator

I am SQL Server DBA with 5 years of experience, acquired Microsoft certification like MCSE Data Platform, MCSA, MCTS SQL Server 2008, MCTS BizTalk Server 2010, MCT(2013-2014). Also worked as a blogger on Sqlserver-trainings.com.



Saurabh Kothari

Dell International

I am Saurabh Kothari, working as Sr. MSSQL SERVER DBA in Dell International based at Hyderabad since 2006. Having 14 years of MSSQL SERVER DBA cum Development experience. Previously I have worked as Vendor with Microsoft from Satyam computers(Tech Mahindra) and before that I worked as a consultant with ICICI Bank ,HDFC Bank and few other company. I am Mechanical Engineer from Mumbai and have a family of two daughter & wife.



Mahendraprasad Dubey

Senior Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft

Mahendraprasad Dubey have 10+ years of IT Experience in IT Industry out of that 8 years supporting SQL Server & representing Microsoft. He has waste experience of developing, designing application & supporting database. Prior to PFE role he was working as Subject Matter Expert – Database with IBM & Support Engineer with Microsoft GTSC.



Narendra Ragho Angane

Senior Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft

Narendra have around 15+ year experience in IT Industry out of that 10+ Years in SQL Server Stack. He is professionally well-rounded SQL Server professional with expertise in Architecture, Administration, performance Tuning, development and support. He hold certifications including Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified IT Professional and Microsoft Certified Trainer. In his free time Narendra prefer to spend his time with family and friends or listening music.



Sunil Kumar Charkapani

Support Escalation Engineer, Microsoft

Sunil has been a trusted advisory for Microsoft in Support business for more than 9 years. His passion for providing valuable solutions to customers in using Microsoft Technologies has helped them to realize their full potential. With 12 years of experience in technology, he has good knowledge on most of the developer technologies introduced by Microsoft. With Microsoft’s “mobile first, cloud first” mantra, he is focused towards Azure platform, “HDInsight” in particular. Working in HDInsight Support Team he is actively helping customers in realizing Data to Insight concept. He is excited being part of Microsoft Big Data – NoSQL team for the potential the technology holds.



Vijay Rodrigues

Support Escalation Engineer, Microsoft

Vijay has worked on the SQL engine, SQL connectivity, SQL replication, Clustering, AlwaysOn Availability Groups, In-Memory OLTP, and related Windows Azure IaaS issues. These involved deployments from few users to deployments with critically impacted millions of users. He is currently working as Support Escalation Engineer in the SQL Server team (AlwaysOn specialty) with Microsoft India GTSC. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2005, he worked for approximately three years in business development, then around a year in customer service operations. He’s graduation involved computer applications, then a post graduate diploma involving information technology.



Aneek Arora

Technology Solution Specialist, Data Platform, Microsoft

Aneek has spent more than 8 years in presales, solutions consulting and business development in business intelligence and analytics portfolio. He has been working in business analytics domain with across industry verticals to play important role to define overall analytics strategy. He has been key speaker at many marketing and executive events.



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Sandip Pani

Sandip Pani is a Database/BI developer and speaker and is located in Bangalore, India. He has been working with SQL Server over 9 years. He is MCITP for SQL Server 2008 and specializes in SQL Server for application developers and performance and query tuning. His specialization is into Query Tuning and performance troubleshooting. He is working as Technical Specilist for QSIHealthcare. He is active in SQL community world. He share and enhance his knowledge of SQL Server by spending time at newsgroups and forums, reading and writing blogs, and attending and speaking at conferences.


Sanjiv Gore

IT Service Engineer in Microsoft


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