SQL in the City Summit

  • New York October 12

  • London October 18

  • Chicago October 26

Redgate is hosting three exclusive SQL in the City Summits in New York, London, and Chicago this October, to help support senior data professionals deliver value quicker while keeping their data safe.

The Summits will focus on Compliant Database DevOps. With world-class speakers, thought-provoking sessions, engaging panel discussions, workshops, keynotes, and time for networking, Redgate’s SQL in the City Summits will provide senior data professionals with the knowledge to effectively balance the demand for delivering software faster, while protecting and preserving business-critical data.

The sessions are for C-level executives, directors, managers, senior database professionals, architects, and engineers who work on the Microsoft Data Platform.

You’ll hear from industry experts as they discuss the challenges of DevOps adoption and share their experiences of how to successfully implement database DevOps across an IT team.

Discover why DevOps has been adopted by many successful organizations across various industries, and understand how your organization could benefit and how best to implement this positive shift in your IT team.


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.

Grant Fritchey

Data Platform MVP, Product Evangelist 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.


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.


Bob Ward

Principle Architect at Microsoft

Bob is a Principal Architect for the Microsoft SQL Server Data Services Group, which owns the development for all SQL Server versions. Bob has worked for Microsoft for 25 years on every version of SQL Server shipped from OS/2 1.1 to SQL Server 2017 including Linux. He has worked in customer support as a principal escalation engineer and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), interacting with some of the largest SQL Server deployments in the world. Bob is a well-known speaker on SQL Server, often presenting talks on new releases, internals, and performance at events such as SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQLIntersection, and Microsoft Ignite.


Ronit Reger

Senior program manager at Microsoft

Ronit is a Senior Program Manager on the Azure Data Security team, focusing on advanced data security features for Azure data services. Ronit is experienced in securing Microsoft SQL products, including SQL cloud and on-premises offerings. Her primary areas of interest are data privacy and compliance, security assessments for the data-tier, and advanced profiling algorithms to create intelligent features for data service consumers.

Brian A. Randell

Visual Studio ALM MVP and Partner at MCW Technologies LLC

Brian is a partner with MCW Technologies, LLC. For more than 30 years, he has been building software solutions. He educates teams on Microsoft technologies via writing and training—both in-person and on demand. He’s also a consultant for worldwide companies of all sizes including Fortune 100 companies like Microsoft. Brian is a passionate software craftsman who still enjoys coding as he helps teams to improve their processes from idea to shipping to production management and monitoring. He's currently a 15 year Microsoft MVP and co-author of “Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013” from Wrox Publishing.


Bob Walker

Solutions Architect at Octopus Deploy

Bob joined Octopus earlier this year, after using Octopus Deploy at previous employers for over three years. Bob started working on Microsoft technologies way back in the days of .NET 1.0, when ASP.NET WebForms freely roamed the earth. Before Octopus, Bob was a Lead Application Developer at Farm Credit Services of America in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. He founded the Code Aperture blog to share his knowledge of DLM Automation, .NET, JavaScript, software security and software design.


Bob Pusateri

Microsoft Certified Master

Bob is a Microsoft Certified Master with over fifteen years of experience working with database systems. As a Solutions Architect at Heraflux Technologies, his areas of expertise are performance tuning, database architecture, and VLDBs (Very Large Databases) in Microsoft SQL Server. Bob frequently speaks at technology-related events, including the PASS Summit, SQL Saturday events, PASS virtual chapter webinars, and SQL Server User Groups.


Tom Austin

Head of Pre-Sales Engineering 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.

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