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SQL in the City Summit

  • London October 25, 2019

SQL in the City Summit returns to London this October welcoming database, IT, operations, and development leaders together to discuss Compliant Database DevOps.

The event agenda 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.

If you lead an IT team or manage databases on Microsoft's Data Platform, register for the Summit to understand how Redgate is helping leaders like you to deliver value quicker and keep their data safe.

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Session schedule

TimeSession / Activity
9:00AM - 9:30AMRegistration and networking Tea, coffee, and continental breakfast
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9:30AM - 10:00AMOpening keynote: The current state of Database DevOps
Steve Jones, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Editor at SQLServerCentral.com
Room: Illuminate
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10:05AM - 10:45AMImplementing Compliant Database DevOps across your data platforms
Chris Kerswell, Lead EMEA Pre-Sales Engineer
Room: Illuminate
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Showing the business value of Compliant Database DevOps to the enterprise
Renu Martingale, Product Marketing Manager at Redgate
Room: Smile 1 & 2
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Open space discussion
Facilitated by Steve Jones, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Editor at SQLServerCentral.com
Room: Smile 4
10:45AM - 11:05AMMorning break Tea, coffee, and biscuits

Networking and question time: one-on-one time with the speakers and Redgaters – Book a meeting
11:05AM - 11:45AMPractical branching and merging techniques for effective Database DevOps
Alex Yates, Microsoft MVP and Founder of DLM Consultants
Room: Illuminate
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Taking the first steps towards Compliant Database DevOps at Linney
Mike Vessey, DBA, Linney
Nicholas Taylor, Computer Programmer, Linney
Steve Jones, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Editor at SQLServerCentral.com

Room: Smile 1 & 2
Open space discussion
Facilitated by Grant Fritchey, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Advocate at Redgate
Room: Smile 4
11:50AM - 12:30PMCompliant Database DevOps and the evolving role of the DBA
Alex Yates, Microsoft MVP and Founder of DLM Consultants
Annette Allen, Microsoft MVP and DBA at Well Data
Neil Hambly, Founder, CEO, and Principal Consultant at DataMovements Limited

Room: Illuminate
Aberdeen Standard Investments: Our Database DevOps Journey
Chris Godfree, Technical Lead (Data) Investments Technology Solutions, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Graeme Wilson, DBA, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Dan Ellison, Account Executive at Redgate

Room: Smile 1 & 2
Open space discussion
Facilitated by Chris Kerswell, Lead EMEA Pre-Sales Engineer
Room: Smile 4
12:30PM - 1:30PMLunch Freshly prepared and delicious

Networking and one-on-one meetings with Account Managers – Book a meeting
1:30PM - 2:15PMThe importance of using SQL Monitor in Azure
Grant Fritchey, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Advocate at Redgate
Room: Illuminate
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Database DevOps for Oracle
David Atkinson, Head of Product Strategy at Redgate
Room: Smile 1 & 2
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The Foundry: Innovation at Redgate
Chris Spalton, Product Designer at Redgate
Matt Flatt, Software Engineer at Redgate
Chris Heppell, Software Engineer at Redgate
Room: Smile 4
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2:20PM - 3:15PM10 steps to global data compliance
Grant Fritchey, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Advocate at Redgate
Room: Illuminate
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Scaling Database DevOps safely with SQL Provision and SQL Data Catalog
Richard Macaskill, Product Manager at Redgate
Room: Smile 1 & 2
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Open space discussion
Facilitated by Redgate's Oracle Product team
Room: Smile 4
3:15PM - 3:45PMAfternoon break Tea, coffee, and biscuits

Networking and question time: one-on-one time with the speakers and Redgaters – Book a meeting
3:45PM - 4:15PMClosing keynote: The future of DevOps
Steve Jones, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Editor at SQLServerCentral.com
Room: Illuminate
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4:15PM - 5:00PMNetworking, canapes, and drinks reception

Please note: The session schedule may be subject to change, check this page for updates.

Speakers

Steve Jones

Data Platform MVP, Editor at sqlservercentral.com

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 SQLServerCentral.com 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 SQLServerCentral.com, SQL Server Standard magazine, SQL Server Magazine, and Database Journal.

@way0utwest

Grant Fritchey

Data Platform MVP, Advocate at Redgate, scarydba.com

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.

@GFritchey

Alex Yates

Microsoft MVP and Founder of DLM Consultants

Alex Yates has been helping organisations to apply DevOps principles to relational database development and deployment since 2010. He’s most proud of helping Skyscanner develop the ability to deploy 95 times a day. Originally for Redgate, later for DLM Consultants, Alex has worked with clients on every continent except Antarctica – so he’s keen to meet anyone who researches penguins.

A keen community member, he co-organises Data Relay, is the founder of www.SpeakingMentors.com and has been recognised as a Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 2017.

@_AlexYates_

Annette Allen

Microsoft MVP and DBA at Well Data

Annette is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, and has been a SQL Developer since 2000, starting work with a London City based Law firm before moving to Cornwall and working as a part Developer part Managerial role. She then worked as Developer for a health care company and in 2015 joined the University of Exeter where she was the SQL Server DBA until April 2018. Now Annette is working on a project and does both SQL Database code and DBA work on an Azure environment.

Neil Hambly

Founder, CEO, and Principal Consultant at DataMovements Limited

Neil Hambly is a SQL Server Consultant, Founder & MCT @ Beacon Intelligence (aka Datamovements), a Gold Microsoft Data & Analytics Consulting company.

Neil has 20+ years in SQL Server roles and is also an MCT. He is a regular presenter (400+ events) at user groups, PASS events, including PASS Summit, SQLSaturday, and many UK events (SQLBits, Data Relay), and honoured to be long term Friend of RedGate (FoRG).

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.

@DataMacas

Renu Martingale

Marketing Manager at Redgate

Renu joined Redgate just over a year ago, to lead our positioning and messaging to senior decision makers in enterprise organisations. With over 15 years' experience, Renu has spent much of her career specialising in technology marketing, and takes particular pride in researching and understanding customer groups, in order to successfully articulate how a deeply technical solution can offer them tangible business benefits.

Chris Kerswell

Lead Pre-Sales Engineer at Redgate

Chris joined Redgate in 2018, before which he was a Solution Architect and a Pre-sales Consultant at other software companies. Chris brings experience of working with IT professionals from a wide variety of enterprises of all sizes and verticals, where he focused on helping solve their compliance and productivity challenges.

David Atkinson

David Atkinson

Head of Product Strategy at Redgate

David has been at Redgate for over 14 years and has covered a variety of roles before discovering his vocation in Product Management. As well as working on headline Redgate products such as SQL Compare, SQL Prompt, and SQL Source Control, including their Oracle counterparts, David's mission has been to evolve the offering to build out a complete Database DevOps solution, unlocking benefits that have until very recently been exclusive to application development.

@dtabase

Chris Godfree

Technical Lead (Data) Investments Technology Solutions at Aberdeen Standard Investments

Since starting his career as a Mainframe Developer in 2001, Chris has had a varied technical career in the banking and finance industry. He first used Redgate SQL Server tools in 2010.

Chris' current role focuses on Database Lifecycle Management with SQL Server databases, especially the automated deployment of changes using Redgate tools integrated into Azure DevOps pipelines.

Graeme Wilson

DBA at Aberdeen Standard Investments

Graeme has worked in IT since completing a post graduate diploma at Stirling University in 1987. He also has a 2:2 in Agricultural Botany from Glasgow University.

Graeme was employed by various Surrey based consultancies using Oracle, Ingres and Sybase in house and on customer sites. Since 1996 he has worked for what is now Aberdeen Standard Investments in Edinburgh as a DBA, surviving demutualisation and merger. An ex committee member of the Oracle User Group Graeme has been using SQL Server for the last 10 years.

Mike Vessey

Performance Tuning DBA at Linney

Mike’s current role is with Linney in Nottingham, primarily a performance tuning DBA, but as the only DBA in a company with almost 1500 people he also acts as a bridge between their software teams, with over 100 developers, and their Networks operations team.

He is currently championing the DevOps process after realising in his first week that things needed a big shake up.

Nicholas Taylor

Nicholas Taylor

Computer Programmer, Linney

Nicholas' fascination with computers started with a bang from the day his parents bought a Commodore 64 in 1987. Before then he had zero experience with any technology whatsoever. His new hobby quickly blossomed into a career, and these days he loves to solve real life problems for people developing software and databases using C# and SQL Server, and this is precisely what he does every day at the incredible company called Linney in Mansfield.

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FAQ

How much is it?

Standard tickets are £200 including VAT. If you register before September 20 you'll qualify for the early bird rate of £150, including VAT.

Why should I attend?

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.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day - pastries on arrival, morning and afternoon break-time snacks, and of course a delicious lunch.

You'll also have the opportunity to network with hundreds of other like-minded professionals.

How do I qualify for a discount?

If you have an Account Manager at Redgate, reach out to them via email to ask for a special link to allow you to register for a reduced rate.

My company needs to pay this by invoice - is that possible?

Yes, please email redgateevents@red-gate.com with the details of who we should make the invoice out to and we'll arrange it for you. You can also select this option directly in Eventbrite.

Can I cancel my ticket after I've purchased it?

Once you're confirmed to attend SQL in the City Summit London, your ticket is non-refundable. However, if you are unable to attend, you can transfer it to a colleague or someone you know. Just email redgateevents@red-gate.com to let us know who'll be attending instead, so we can get things organized.

Can I order a special meal?

When you register, there's an option to let us know about any dietary requirements/allergies. Vegetarians are covered as standard.

If you didn't provide the right info when registering, or have a more specific meal request and you haven't let us know already, email us at redgateevents@red-gate.com before October 11th, and we'll ensure there's something suitable for you to eat on the day.

Where should I stay the night before?

There are a range of hotels and serviced apartments close to the venue. We don’t have a special rate with any of them.

How do I get there?

The underground, and DLR stations are close by, you can take a taxi, or even drive - details are on our venue tab.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but you might like to make a note of the venue and time details, so you know when and where you need to be!

Can I update my registration information?

Yes - just log back in to Eventbrite and make any amendments. Or if it's easier, email us at redgateevents@red-gate.com.

Is this the only location that you're hosting SQL in the City Summit?

Check out the locations of the other Summits and tell a colleague who might be located near one of those events.

What should I bring with me?

Depending on how you prefer to learn, you might like to bring a device to make notes during the sessions and workshop. We'll provide you with a notepad and pen.

What should I wear?

Wear something you feel comfortable in.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions about the event, please email Annabel and the Events team at redgateevents@red-gate.com

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