SQLInspire New York 2011

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SQLPeople is coming to New York on November 12, 2011! SQLInspire NYC is our second event, and we’ve lined up speakers set to inspire you to create and grow in your career as a data professional! Come and learn from Robert Pearl, Steve Jones, Tom LaRock, Andrew Brust, Michael Coles, Michael Corey, and Brian Moran. You can use the form below to register for the event. But act quickly as the event is capped at 250 attendees!

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The Talks

Telecommuting and the Virtual Office: Making the Case to Convince your Boss by Robert Pearl

Have you ever dreamed of a job where you roll out of bed, brush your teeth, and then head to your home office to start your day? This is a reality for some and desirable by many. Wouldn’t it be great to work uninterrupted, become more productive, and be home in time for dinner? The kids would get more mommy or daddy time, and everyone is happy! Even telecommuting once or twice a week, wouldn’t it boost your morale, balance your life, and reduce office stress? Robert Pearl shares his experience being a Remote DBA, including experiences from jobs that had no work from home policy to those with a 100% telecommuting role. Is it all that it’s cracked up to be? What are the tradeoffs? What do you need to know to convince management that the company can actually benefit?

About Robert

Robert Pearl, President and Founder of Pearl Knowledge Solutions, Inc., and a SQL Server MVP, has over 12+ years of experience as a Senior DBA/Engineer. In searching for a simple clear-cut solution to manage multiple SQL Servers, he has developed SQLCentric – an award-winning web-based database monitoring and alert system with the DBA in mind. Robert is a SQL Server community evangelist, has published several articles on SQL Server, maintains the PearlKnows blog at SSC.com, and covers local NYC events. He is proud to be a part of this SQLPeople INSPIRE NYC event!

Finding Balance by Steve Jones

Life is busy for many of us in the modern world, and it can be hard to fit in the many desires we have among the demands made of us. That isn’t likely to change anytime soon, but you can find some balance. Steve Jones talks about the changes he has made in life, and the experiences he has had from working in a modern Information Technology career to enable a better, and more successful life.

About Steve

Steve Jones is the editor and founder of SQLServerCentral, the largest SQL Server community on the Internet. He has worked in the technology area for over two decades in a variety of positions and for many different companies in that time. As he has built a successful career, he has had to manage a busy personal life with three kids, a wife that travels regularly, and numerous animals to care for in a way that ensures personal success along with career goals.

SQL Someday by Tom LaRock

There are seven days in the week, and someday isn’t one of them.

About Tom

Thomas LaRock is a seasoned IT professional with over a decade of technical and management experience. Currently serving as a Senior DBA for Confio Software, Thomas has progressed through several roles in his career including programmer, analyst, and DBA. Thomas holds a MS degree in Mathematics from Washington State University and is a member of the Usability Professional’s Association. Thomas currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), and is also a SQL Server MVP. Thomas can also be found blogging at ThomasLaRock.com and is the author of DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA.

Navigating the New Job Market by Michael Coles

This is not your father’s job market. The modern job market is constantly changing and landing the perfect opportunity requires every advantage you can get your hands on. In this talk professional consultant and Microsoft MVP Michael Coles will tell you how you can optimize your potential and increase your odds of finding the perfect job in the new high-stakes job market. You’ll also learn useful tactical negotiation techniques to get what you want, which can make the difference between a good opportunity and a great opportunity.

About Michael

Michael Coles is an independent consultant with 15+ years of SQL Server experience. He has architected several high-performance enterprise ETL solutions for Fortune 500 clients, and has authored or coauthored several books on SQL topics including “Pro T-SQL 2008 Programmer’s Guide”, “Pro SQL Server 2008 XML”, and “SQL Server MVP Deep Dives”. Michael is a Microsoft MVP for SQL Server.

Big Data, BI, Big Deal! by Andrew Brust

Big Data, NoSQL, Column Stores and Data Warehouse Appliances are pretty lofty things, riding high in their hype cycles. But if they can’t be reconciled with enterprise database technology, then they’re of little use. In this INSPIRE talk, Microsoft-focused analyst and MS BI expert Andrew Brust will brief you on these technologies and then decode them, by showing you where they’ve landed in the Microsoft stack, on-premises and in the cloud.

About Andrew

Andrew Brust is Founder and CEO of Blue Badge Insights, an analysis, strategy and advisory firm serving Microsoft customers and partners. Brust is also a member of Microsoft’s BI Partner Advisory Council; co-author of “Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2008″ (Microsoft Press, 2008); a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP; an advisor to the New York Technology Council; and a frequent speaker at industry events. Brust pens the “Redmond Review” column and writes the “Redmond Diary” blog for Visual Studio Magazine and Redmond Developer News. He’s been a participant in the Microsoft ecosystem for nearly 20 years, and has worked closely with both Microsoft’s Redmond-based corporate team and its field organization for more than a decade. Brust is also a member of several Microsoft Insiders groups that supply him with insight around numerous technologies out of Redmond.

DBA to CEO by Michael Corey

Feel as you have reached a plateau in your professional career? Thought about giving up the 9-to-5 and starting your own consulting business? The transition is never easy, so come hear savvy business advice from Michael Corey, who was recognized by Forrester Research as a leading provider of database management services. You will benefit from the lessons learned by this technopreneur and database expert. Michael will draw examples from his own life: as he grew from DBA to CEO, and turned his new company from a one-man operation to a team of 160 professionals.

About Michael

Michael Corey (entrepreneur, author and recognized expert on Relational Databases, Remote Database Administration and Data Warehousing) founded Ntirety Technologies in April 2001. As Chief Executive Officer, Michael leverages his extensive experience and business savvy to manage and expand Ntirety into the premier Remote DBA Services firm in the United States. Prior to Ntirety, Michael founded Database Technologies (DBT), the first consulting company on the East Coast to specialize in Oracle and other relational databases. Under his direction, Database Technologies experienced triple-digit growth and was recognized by Deloitte & Touche (and Hale and Dorr) in 1997 as the fastest growing technology company in New England and the 51st fastest growing technology company in the US.

Professional Services 2.0 by Brian Moran

What would it look like of Jesus, Buddha, and Confucius built a SQL Server consulting company modeled after a medieval guild with an emphasis on the Golden Rule? Brian has more than 20 years of experience in professional services, and he has had the opportunity to see business models that work really well and others that don’t quite work. Andy Leonard and Brian are starting two new ventures and they’ve given a lot of thought to the “why” in addition to the “what” of the new companies. Come hear keys lessons about how to build and manage a professional services company for the modern age leveraging wisdom from the past.

About Brian

Brian Moran is Chief Servant Officer and co-owner of both Linchpin People and SQL People. He is a contributing editor for SQL Server Magazine and has been active in the SQL Server community for more than 20 years. Brian co-founded what might be the first SQL Server user group in the world, was one of the first SQL Server MVPs, was on the SQL Server Magazine launch team, and has served on the PASS Board of Directors. Brian’s roles in the SQL Server community include technologist, author, community leader, entrepreneur, and executive.