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SQL in the City Summit

  • Los Angeles, CA May 15, 2019

SQL in the City Summit Los Angeles brings 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.

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There's a limited number of tickets available for the Summit, to support effective networking and a friendly and inspiring atmosphere for all. You'll need to use an Access Code to register – please reach out to your regional Redgate Account Rep to obtain a code.

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
Donovan Brown, Senior DevOps Program Manager at Microsoft

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 - 11:15AMWhat 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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11:15AM - 11:30AMMorning break
Networking and question time: one-on-one time with the speakers and Redgaters – Book a meeting
11:30AM - 12:30PMImplementing Compliant Database DevOps in your organization
Arneh Eskandari, Head of AMER 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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12:30PM - 1:30PMCatered 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
2:15PM - 3:00PMThe Business Case – Set yourself up for success within three months
Ike Ellis, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and partner at Crafting Bytes

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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3:00PM - 3:30PMAfternoon break
Networking and question time: one-on-one time with the speakers and Redgaters – Book a meeting
3:30PM - 4:30PMCase Study: Utilizing SQL Provision as part of a Database DevOps and compliance approach
4:30PM - 5:30PMNetworking, canapes and drinks reception

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

Speakers

Donovan Brown

Senior DevOps Program Manager at Microsoft

Donovan Brown is a Senior DevOps Program Manager on Microsoft's US Developer Division team. Before joining Microsoft, Donovan spent seven years as a Process Consultant and a Certified Scrum Master. Developer Tools are his thing. Donovan has travelled the globe helping companies in the US, Canada, India, Germany, and the UK develop solutions using agile practices, Visual Studio, and Team Foundation Server in industries as broad as Communications, Health Care, Energy, and Financial Services. Donovan's also an avid programmer, often finding ways to integrate software into his other hobbies and activities, one of which is Professional Air Hockey where he has ranked as high as 11 in the world.

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

Ike Ellis

Data Platform MVP and Partner at Crafting Bytes

Ike has been active in the SQL Server community for twenty years. He recently released the second edition of his book, Developing Azure Solutions. He's a partner in a San Diego software studio, Crafting Bytes.

He's chairman of the San Diego Tech Immersion Group, a technical book club that meets once a month. He also co-chairs the San Diego Software Architects Group.

@ike_ellis

Arneh Eskandari

Head of AMER Pre-Sales Engineering at Redgate

Arneh has been with Redgate for over eight years. During this time, he has partnered with organizations across a range of sectors, helping them to improve their overall database change management process. Recent projects have included evaluating DevOps maturity, implementing future recommendations such as automation, tackling complex and cross dependent databases, and delivering proof of concepts to large siloed development teams.

Venue

Microsoft
13031 W. Jefferson Blvd. Suite 200
Playa Vista
Los Angeles, CA 90094

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