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SQL in the City Summit

  • London April 30, 2019

SQL in the City Summit London will be back in Canary Wharf again this year bringing together database, IT, operations, and development leaders together to discuss Compliant Database DevOps. Stay ahead of the competition and discuss what's needed to effectively balance the demand for delivering software faster, while protecting and preserving business critical data.

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, hear how your organization could benefit, 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.

Session schedule

TimeSession / Activity
9:00AM - 9:30AMRegistration and networking Tea, coffee, and pastries
Book a meeting with your Redgate Account Manager
9:30AM - 10:30AMOpening Keynote: 2019 State of Database DevOps
Kendra Little, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Evangelist at Redgate

Join us to dive into the key findings of the 2019 State of Database DevOps Report and investigate the growing importance of the database in successful DevOps and IT performance. Now in its third year, nearly 3,000 database professionals have contributed to the State of Database DevOps report. The responses give a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities of adopting Database DevOps.

You’ll discover a wealth of insights, including:

  • The main drivers for automating the delivery of database changes
  • The impact Database DevOps has on regulatory and compliance requirements
  • How organizations are adopting Database DevOps alongside broader DevOps initiatives – and the advantages it brings
  • How real-world champions are helping their organizations and the community realize the benefits of Database DevOps

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10:30AM - 11:30AMImplementing Compliant Database DevOps in your organization
Tom Austin, Head of Pre-Sales Engineering, Redgate

Your business depends on minimizing the risk to your most valuable asset: your data. By implementing Redgate’s Compliant Database DevOps solution to your Microsoft SQL Server estate, you can protect business-critical data, while also improving the efficiency and quality of software delivery.

In this session you’ll learn:

  • The key benefits of extending DevOps practices to the database
  • The current state of Database DevOps
  • Demo of Redgate’s Compliant Database DevOps solution

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11:15AM - 11:45AMMorning break
Networking and question time: one-on-one time with the speakers and Redgaters – Book a meeting
11:45AM - 12:30PMWhat you need to know before launching a DevOps Initiative – Q&A
Panel speakers: we're in the process of finalizing our line-up of industry professionals. If you're interested in sharing your insights, get in touch.

A wide range of stakeholders are involved in implementing a DevOps initiative, from IT Directors or Managers to Developers and the C-level, all of whom need to understand the benefits to be gained. Hear from experts who share their experiences of their journey towards database DevOps in their organizations.

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12:30PM - 1:30PMSeated two-course lunch
Networking and one-on-one meetings with Account Managers – Book a meeting
1:30PM - 2:15PMBuilding quality into your continuous delivery process
Steve Jones, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Editor at SQLServerCentral.com
Fast, safe environments for your development team
Chris Unwin, Data Privacy and Protection Specialist at Redgate
2:15PM - 3:00PMGDPR one year on - How DevOps supports Compliance
Grant Fritchey, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Product Evangelist at Redgate
Case Study: Utilizing SQL Provision as part of a Database DevOps and compliance approach
Adrian Wigley, Senior Data Lead, and Jason Plenty, Team Lead, at Shawbrook Bank Limited
3:00PM - 3:30PMAfternoon break
Networking and question time: one-on-one time with the speakers and Redgaters – Book a meeting
3:30PM - 4:30PMThe Business Case – Set yourself up for success within three months
Kendra Little, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and Evangelist at Redgate

You see the value to standardizing and automating your database code and deployment practices, but you need to translate that vision into a practical strategy to effect change in your organization. Where do you begin?

In this session, we’ll draw from our extensive experience in helping Redgate customers move successfully through our onboarding process to transform their teams. You’ll learn what to consider when scoping your DevOps project, how to instigate cultural change to support your new processes, and how to create a game plan for a successful proof of concept which successfully launches your Compliant Database DevOps initiative.

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4:30PM - 5:30PMNetworking, canapes and drinks reception

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

Speakers

Kendra Little

Data Platform MVP, Evangelist at Redgate, littlekendra.com

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 a Product Evangelist in 2018.

@Kendra_Little

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, Product Evangelist 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

Jason Plenty

Team Lead at Shawbrook Bank Limited

Jason is a former MCT and has been working with SQL Server since SQL Server 2000. He started his career as a Software Developer in 1993 and began working with Microsoft technologies in 1998, initially as a .NET Developer and later as a SQL Server Developer.

Since 2007, he has been specializing in using SQL Server to design and develop data warehouse and business intelligence solutions using the full Microsoft BI stack. He has been an avid user of Redgate products for many years.

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.

Chris Unwin

Data Privacy and Protection Specialist at Redgate

Chris is the Data Privacy and Protection Solution Specialist at Redgate. He started his career in SQL Server development and ERP configuration and joined Redgate in 2016. Chris works with a variety of companies, helping many of our global customers solve a variety of challenges; from rolling changes forward efficiently, to providing the best possible data-compliant, pre-production environments.

More speakers announced soon - stay tuned

Venue

CCT-Venues Plus - Bank Street

CCT-Venues Plus - Bank Street
Level 32,
40 Bank Street,
Canary Wharf,
London,
E14 5NR

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