- Location: AUT (UTC +1)
- Expertise: Cloud Computing, Cloud Architecture & Strategy, Change Management, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Enterprise Social.
- Contact: Twitter | LinkedIn | About.me
My passion is online and social media, cloud computing, and Office 365.
I have a Master’s of International Business Administration from the University of Vienna, Austria.
I am an introvert who loves to speak at conferences. It challenges me and as English is not my first language it is also always a challenge to give english talks. In the beginning I used to speak at smaller events but soon I tried to speak at larger events. I love to share knowledge as I know you learn something new every time when you attend a session. Hopefully I can give something back to others.
I am recognized as an expert in Microsoft Online Services solutions and was one of the first eight MVPs worldwide to receive an award in 2011 for my expertise in Office 365. Since 2015, I am also a Regional Director for Microsoft.
You can reach me on Twitter | LinkedIn | About.me and I am excited to support you.
- Location: UK (UTC +0)
- Expertise: DevOps with relational databases (primarily SQL Server). The GDPR. Telling stories.
- Contact: Twitter | LinkedIn
10 years ago I graduated with a drama degree in the middle of the financial crisis. After a few years pouring pints, looking after kids and being a ski bum I fluked a sales job at a software company.
In 2014 I started a blog and delivered my first technical talk at a user group. I was nervous about the talk because why would any dev or DBA want to listen to a sales guy like me? Also, demoing to a live audience terrified me. My fingers were shaking over the keyboard and the mouse and I had a lump in my throat.
It went pretty badly. The demo was ok but I mumbled a lot, spoke far too quickly and still overran by half an hour. However, over the following months I got some great advice about how to improve from some wonderful, generous people. I will forever be grateful to those folks who helped me without asking for anything in return.
Fast-forward a few years: In 2017 I delivered 43 sessions at 34 events in 10 countries about Database DevOps and the GDPR and was awarded a Microsoft MVP award.
I am now the director of DLM Consultants and a co-organiser of SQL Relay. I’ve grown to be passionate about the value of the tech community and I aspire to help other people the way I was was helped. I’m happy to spend time with any new speaker to help them to make a positive contribution to to the community.
You can reach me on LinkedIn and Twitter and I’m excited to hear what you have to say. 🙂