Javier Guillén (MCTS/MCITP Sql Server 2008 BI) is a Business Intelligence consultant for Mariner, in Charlotte NC. He has designed and developed BI implementations in Microsoft and SAP environments primarily for financial organizations. Prior to being a BI consultant, he was a .Net / C# application developer for a number of years. He is very interested in SSAS/MDX & PowerPivot/DAX, as well as the extensibility of Microsoft BI tools through their programmatic interfaces.
Ayad Shammout is a SQL & BI Consultant. He has more than 20 years deep experience in Microsoft platforms and products, specializing in SQL Server, SharePoint, and Windows OS. . He is working in OLTP design and development, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Big Data, with extensive experience in data management and analysis.
Ayad has been involved in many SQL Server Enterprise implementations for Business Intelligence, High-Availability, Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure Design, System Scalability, Virtualization and Big Data.
Mark Tabladillo has been an information technology professional since 1998, and has a primary career consulting with companies across commercial and non-profit industries in the United States and around the world. Mark has a doctorate from the world-class School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, where he focused on applied statistics and quality management. Mark demonstrates his depth in his secondary role as graduate school professor at the accredited University of Phoenix, where doctoral candidates seek him to be their dissertation mentor
Mark's business mission is to empower and inspire executives, architects and developers with insights from data mining, predictive analytics and business intelligence to make actionable decisions.
Mark regularly presents at major technical conferences such as Microsoft's TechEd and SAS Global Forum. Mark writes and produces video to share his message. Some few clients prefer the more exclusive personal one-on-one coaching. However, Mark shares his thoughts freely for a wide professional audience on his blog at http://marktab.net.
Jen Underwood has more than 15 years of database and reporting solution experience specializing in the Microsoft platform. Career highlights include global military, retail, financial, healthcare and supply chain industry projects for well-known clients including the Department of Defense, Bloomberg, Walmart and Teradata. She participated in Microsoft TAP programs for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, PowerPivot and SharePoint 2010. She is actively involved in local SQL Server user groups and has presented at multiple, regional SQLPASS events in Georgia, Florida and California. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and post-graduate certification in data mining.
Donald Farmer is the QlikView Product Advocate, working with customers and partners to establish QlikView as the leading solution for Business Discovery. Donald has over twenty years experience in analytics and data management. In that time he has worked as a consultant, in startups and as a leader of Microsoft’s BI product teams. He is a speaker at countless international events on business intelligence, data integration and data management, blogger, and author of several books.
Brian Knight, SQL Server MVP, MCITP, MCSE, MCDBA, is the owner and founder of Pragmatic Works. He is also the co-founder of SQLServerCentral.com and JumpstartTV.com. He runs the local SQL Server users group in Jacksonville (JSSUG). Brian is a contributing columnist at several technical magazines and does regular webcasts at Jumpstart TV. He is the author of 10 SQL Server books. Brian has spoken at conferences like PASS, SQL Connections and TechEd and many Code Camps. His blog can be found at http://www.pragmaticworks.com.
Ted is currently a Principal Software Engineer at EMC in the Ionix Business Unit. He is the Product Owner for "EMC Ionix Infrastructure Intelligence," which applies Business Intelligence concepts to IT operational data to provide deep insight into IT Operations. Prior to EMC, he was a consultant and trainer and worked with many Fortune 1000 clients to deliver dynamic, data-driven solutions using Microsoft SQL Server and the Microsoft suite of development products.
Ted has worked with SQL Server since version 1.0 (Yes, there really was a 1.0 version) on OS/2. He has also been involved with the Visual Studio Team System suite of products since the beginning, and has focused heavily on Agile Database development methods using MSF and "Data Dude" (Team System for Database Professionals).
Craig Utley is a Mentor with Solid Quality Mentors and a former Program Manager with the SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) where he focused on Business Intelligence.
Craig has been involved in the Microsoft BI space since the betas of SQL Server 7.0, when he helped write Microsoft's first data warehousing course. Since then he has consulted at a variety of businesses worldwide on their BI solutions as an independent consultant, a ProClarity consultant, and a member of SQLCAT. Thanks to his time on SQLCAT, Craig has seen some of the largest Microsoft data warehouses in the world and has worked directly with the Analysis Services development team. Craig is also a former MVP in C#, which he had to give up when he joined Microsoft in May 2006.
Craig is a current member of the INETA Speaker's Bureau and maintains an interest in the .NET space. He is the author of over 35 articles and 3 books, the most recent of which is about PerformancePoint Server 2007.