Redgate Hub Launch Livestream

On Wednesday 6th September 2017, we hosted a livestream event to celebrate the launch of the new Redgate Hub. The event was broadcast live from Redgate HQ in Cambridge, UK.

The livestream features a range of Redgate speakers showcasing snippets of the content and technical insights you can now find on the Redgate Hub. You’ll learn how to solve new complex challenges and discover how you can do a lot more with your Redgate tools. Get up to speed on the latest insights you need to advance your career, and see how easy it is to connect with the Redgate community.

Take time to learn how to make the best out of the Redgate tools you already own.

Watch the livestream now

Session schedule

Introduction and welcome to the Redgate Hub
Annabel Bradford, Communities & Events Marketing Manager
Spotlight on Product learning
Steve Jones, Data Platform MVP and Evangelist
Rapid Database Provisioning for all the team with SQL Clone
Richard Macaskill, Product Manager at Redgate
What’s new in SQL Compare v12 & what to look forward to in v13
Steve Jones, Data Platform MVP and Evangelist
Moving from application automation to true DevOps by including the database
Tom Austin, Pre-sales Engineer
Comfort break
How to implement a formatting standard using SQL Prompt
Jamie Wallis, Product Marketing Manager
How to Shift left the database while protecting the data
Grant Fritchey, Data Platform MVP and Product Evangelist
Unearthing bad deployments with SQL Monitor and Redgate’s Database DevOps Tools
Ben Emmett, Product Manager
Spotlight on Forums
Pete Holborow, Product Support Manager
Comfort break
Feedback matters - Introducing the new SQL Toolbelt installer
Julia Hayward, Technical Lead
Spotlight on Events & Friends
Annabel Bradford, Communities & Events Marketing Manager
Spotlight on Simple Talk
Andrew Clarke, Simple Talk Editor
Redgate Hub Competition time with your hosts Annabel & Steve

Grant Fritchey

Grant Fritchey is a SQL Server MVP with over 20 years experience in IT including time spent in support and development.

Grant has worked with SQL Server since version 6.0 back in 1995. He has developed in VB, VB.Net, C# and Java. Grant volunteers at PASS with the Editorial Committee and is president of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group (SNESSUG). He has authored books for Apress and Simple-Talk, and joined Redgate as a Product Evangelist in January 2011.


Steve Jones

Editor at

Steve Jones is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and has been working with SQL Server since version 4.2 on OS/2. After working as a DBA and developer for a variety of companies, Steve co-founded the community website in 2001.

Since 2004, Steve has been the full-time editor of the site, ensuring it continues to be a great resource for SQL Server professionals. Over the last decade, Steve has written hundreds of articles about SQL Server for, SQL Server Standard magazine, SQL Server Magazine, and Database Journal.


Julia Hayward

Technical Lead at Redgate

Julia is the Technical Lead for SQL Toolbelt and has been part of Redgate for 2.5 years as part of the SQL Monitor team. Prior to that she’s had a very varied career as a developer with .NET and SQL Server spanning fields as diverse as social media analysis, economics, and online mapping – with the common themes of extracting actionable and often unexpected insights from large datasets, and being a heavy user of Redgate’s tools. She also supports a number of voluntary bodies and charities with their software needs and in what spare time remains can usually be found behind a backgammon, chess or Go board.


Pete Holborow

Product Support Manager at Redgate

Pete has over 15 years’ experience in putting the customer first, and before joining Redgate last year worked in the retail industry, where he lead customer service teams. He is passionate about helping users help themselves, and believes that providing excellent support is key to a company’s success. Pete enjoys outdoor sports, video games, and collecting/building mechanical keyboards.


Annabel Bradford

Communities & Events Marketing Manager at Redgate

Annabel is the Events and Communities Marketing Manager at Redgate, and has 10 years’ experience in community and events marketing. For the past 7 years she’s specialised in creating, organising, marketing, and managing events and community marketing for Redgate software.


Jamie Wallis

Product Marketing Manager at Redgate

Jamie is a Product Marketing Manager at Redgate responsible for SQL Prompt and SQL Compare. He joined Redgate at the start of the year bringing with him over 12 years of marketing experience and a passion for all things tech.

Tom Austin

Pre-Sales Engineer at Redgate

Tom is an experienced Pre-Sales Engineer who has worked with Redgate SQL Server tools since 2008. During that time he has worked with hundreds of clients across the globe, from start-ups to FTSE/Fortune 100 companies and everything in between. He specialises in helping clients to improve their approach to Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) and has recently been writing and delivering DLM training courses in Europe and Asia.

Richard Macaskill

Product Manager at Redgate

Richard is a Product Manager at Redgate, having previously spent almost 20 years in IT management, database administration and development for Insurance and Financial Services firms in London, back-filling other roles along the way. He spends much of his time boring anyone in earshot about the DevOps and automation implications of financial compliance and audit.

Ben Emmett

Product Manager at Redgate

Ben is a technical product manager for Redgate's developer and DBA tools, with an emphasis on performance and monitoring. He spends his days digging into what makes applications grind to a halt, as well as what it takes to build and operate something fast & scalable. When he’s not doing that, he’s probably messing with some electronics, cooking, or playing the violin.

Andrew Clarke

Simple Talk Editor

Andrew Clarke has been in IT, mostly with databases, for nearly forty years. He has worked for the UK Government, and for several international companies in manufacturing and banking. He is also an experienced systems developer, application designer, author and technical architect. He has edited Simple-Talk for the past ten years.