SQL in the City Summit

Compliant Database DevOps in the age of digital transformation

Redgate is hosting a series of exclusive Summits in various cities during 2019, to help senior data professionals deliver value quicker, while keeping their data safe.

Redgate’s SQL in the City Summits focus on Compliant Database DevOps and will equip Microsoft Data Platform leaders with the knowledge needed to effectively balance the demand for delivering software faster, while protecting and preserving business critical data.

The event schedule includes thought provoking sessions presented by world class speakers, engaging panel discussions with industry peers, plus time for networking.

Discover why DevOps has been adopted by many successful organizations across various industries, learn about the benefits of Database DevOps, and understand how best to implement this positive shift in your IT team.

Who should attend?

If you lead an IT team or manage databases on Microsoft's Data Platform and you're looking to stay ahead of the competition, increase the speed of deployments, help your team work leaner and quicker, add more value, and manage risk, all at the same time, join this event to understand how Redgate is helping leaders like you to deliver value quicker and keep their data safe.

Software delivery is at the heart of your business' ability to respond to customer needs and move ahead of the competition. We aim to help you discover how best to implement a consistent, scalable, and repeatable process to help your team keep application and database development in sync.

Common job titles among attendees at Redgate's previous Summits included:
DevOps Managers, Global Technology Manager, Director of IT, Senior Database Administrator, Development Manager, Senior Architect, Director of Database Administration & Engineering, Director of Information Technology, Senior Manager - Data Architecture & Design, Senior Director of Technology, IT Manager, CTO.


The fantastic line-up of presenters will share their knowledge and experience of how businesses can benefit from a DevOps approach to database development, while staying compliant and minimizing risk.

Kendra Little

Data Platform MVP, DevOps Advocate at Redgate,

Kendra is a Microsoft Certified Master and a Microsoft MVP. She has taught developers and DBAs around the world to write fast, reliable code for SQL Server.

Kendra fell in love with the challenge of deploying software to a complex database environment when she worked in a build operations team at a software startup. She went on to manage and deploy changes to performance critical databases at Microsoft Corporation, working with systems from internal source control databases to customer-facing very large databases (VLDBs). Since then, Kendra has worked internationally as a trainer and consultant, specializing in performance tuning and practical code patterns for SQL Server. She joined Redgate as an Advocate in 2018.


Steve Jones

Data Platform MVP, Editor at

Steve 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.


Grant Fritchey

Data Platform MVP, Advocate at Redgate,

Grant 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.


More speakers announced soon - stay tuned

Previous 2019 SQL in the City Summits


April 30

Los Angeles

May 15


May 22


May 31


June 7


June 14


September 27

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