Call for Speakers

in 175 days


event date

25 Nov 2023




This conference is a live, online event (live on YouTube) targeted towards the German-speaking data communities within Europe – mainly Austria, Germany, Fürstentum Lichtenstein and Switzerland. As a result, we’re focusing on speakers from this area, but of course, anyone worldwide may apply as well. We also will have session blocks in which speakers are presenting in German, but most sessions will be delivered in English.

Topics this conference covers:

  • Microsoft Azure Platform
  • SQL Server
  • Power Platform
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Anything within Microsoft’s Stack is welcome as long it is connected to data somehow. This includes Power Automate and other services.

open, 84 days left
Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

15 May 2023

Call closes at 11:59 PM

25 Aug 2023

This event is in W. Europe Standard Time (UTC+01:00) timezone.
Closing time in your timezone () is .

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, WE CAN TALK! Just contact us, we don't bite. 


All people involved in this event, must comply to our Code of Conduct. In case of any reported violations of our code of conduct, we reserve the right to pass the name of any misconducting person to third parties, including law enforcement, so that we may enforce this code of conduct and the safety of any other speaker or attendee. Conference participants violating these rules may be expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers. Speakers or attendees that were banned from other events may be refused to participate at the discretion of the organizing team.


Open for all sessions related to the Microsoft Data & AI Platform, in all possible flavors. From more traditional DBA and BI topics, to modern data topics like data lakehouses and data virtualization.

Non-tech sessions, contributing to a better and more diverse community, are welcome with open arms. Think Mental Health for IT Pros, Imposter Syndrome, Amplifying Diversity & Inclusion, Career & Personal Growth

All conference sessions will be 60 minutes long (including at least 5 minutes of Q&A), and allocated to a track by the organizing team.


A smaller, limited number of sessions can be held in German in blocks that we will provide. However, majority of the sessions will be in English. Please select the language you want to present in.


We genuinely encourage any new speaker to submit a proposal as a Newcomer. As an easy guideline, new speakers are people who have not yet presented at a SQL Server / Azure / Power Platform etc. conference. User Group sessions, webinars and client/team presentations are not taken into account for this categorization.

Each new speaker will be paired up with a buddy/mentor, who will provide them with highly valuable tips & tricks. Even more so, we'll provide new speakers with all assistance they need and want whilst preparing for their debut.

Submitting as a new speaker, means you agree to meet with your buddy/mentor and collaborate on your session.


Three submissions are allowed per speaker. Up to three co-speakers are allowed per session submission. Submitted sessions are viewable publicly on the Sessionize platform. More than one submitted session may be accepted into the conference agenda.


The conference will be broadcasted live to YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter, but there will be no recording for most people.

After the event, the recordings will be removed. However, a third party may record the conference session without our knowledge or permission, for which we do not have any influence.

A few recordings may be used for marketing the next event if the speaker has agreed to this.


- Call for Speakers opens: May 15th 2023
- Call for Speakers closes: August 25th 2023
- Session selection feedback: until September 1st 2023
- Schedule announcement to public: September 2nd 2023
- Conference day: November 25th 2023

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62 submissions
Submitted sessions
Jayakumar Balasubramaniam
  • Secure your data in Azure SQL using Always Encrypted with Azure KeyVaults
Kathrin Borchert, David Winter
  • 💍Fabric: A Platform to rule them all
Taiob Ali
  • 360-degree Overview of Backup and Restore
  • The magnificent seven and beyond- Intelligent Query Processing in SQL Server
  • Lifting Your Data Skills to the Cloud
Diponkar Paul
  • Securing sensitive data in a Modern Data Warehouse by using Azure Synapse Analytics
Deepthi Goguri
  • Query store Advancements in SQL Server 2022 and in Azure
  • Empowering Efficient Query Performance: Unveiling SQL Server 2022
  • Unleashing the Power of Data Governance and Discovery with Azure Purview
Karol Pieciukiewicz
  • Private App Service, how and why?
  • Azure API Management - rule your APIs
  • Azure Virtual Network Manager - a new way of virtual network management
Klaus Aschenbrenner
  • UNIQUEIDENTIFIERs as Primary Keys in SQL Server
  • Myths and Misconceptions about Locking & Blocking
  • Docker for the SQL Server Developer
Olivier Van Steenlandt
  • Database Deployment Automation using Database Projects & Azure DevOps
  • Migrating from SSRS to Power BI Paginated Reports
  • Improving Team Collaboration Using Database Projects and Azure DevOps
Reid Havens
  • Curating the User Experience: A Chef's K.I.S.S to Reporting
  • Thriving with ADHD in Tech: Unleashing the Data Analyst Superpowers Within
  • Avoid Data Silos! Best Practices for Implementing Shared Datasets
Torsten Strauß
  • Memory Grant in Microsoft SQL Server
  • Row and Page Compression in Azure SQL
  • Create Azure SQL Database Alerts with a bicep template
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Brian Bønk
  • Load patterns for Azure Data Explorer
  • The Data Warehouse in Fabric
  • The Kusto experience in Fabric
Yitzhak David
  • Intelligent Query Processing in SQL Server 2022 next Gen the fast track!
  • Self AI in Power BI Desktop Using R, Python and ChatGPT
  • Auditing & Ledger for Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL from zero to a hero!
David Alzamendi
  • An Introduction to Microsoft Fabric: Enabling End-to-End Analytics
Edward Pollack
  • GREATEST and LEAST: New Functions to Improve our Messy T-SQL!
  • Effective Public Speaking in Tech
  • Improve Query Performance with Intelligent Query Processing in SQL Server 2022
Lee Markum
  • Modern SQL Server Features That Make Life Better
Alex Dean
  • Data Classification with azure Open AI
  • Azure Open AI - Creating an interactive Company Konwledgebase
Reitse Eskens
  • What they should have told me about being a DBA
  • How an attendee became a speaker
  • Code, deploy and maintain your Azure (data) Infrastructure with confidence
Kathrin Borchert
  • The Strategy behind Power BI or Why we need a Plan for Reporting
Esther Voituron
  • From your Power BI report to your PowerPoint data story
  • Avoid data visualization pitfalls and gain the trust of your end users
Thomas Grohser
  • 42 TSQL Functions
  • How to manage 10, 100, 1000 and 10000 or more databases
  • Actively Supporting NUMA in Your Data Model and Client Application
Ust Oldfield
  • Don't be afraid of change! Learn about schema evolution and watch your data grow and evolve
Andreas Jordan
  • From Null to 100; Disaster Recovery for the SQL Server
  • Absolutely expect everything: Case study of a migration from Oracle to SQL Server
  • "Deflate!": Detecting Buffer Pool Fragmentation in SQL Server
Tracy Boggiano
  • How To Get the Auditors Off Your Butt with dbachecks
  • Holy Cow, this is Bad. First Month at a DBA job
Gregor Brunner
  • Optimize and clean golden datasets in Power BI
  • Introducing the "Measure Killer"
  • Best practices for Power BI development
Javier Villegas
  • The evolution of SQL Server as a Service - Azure SQL Database Managed Instance
  • Introduction to Azure SQL
  • Performance features in SQL Server 2022
Armando Lacerda
  • Let's keep it private - Azure networking cases
  • Azure PaaS SQL - Performance foundations
  • Encrypting and securing your data in Azure SQL DB with no code impact
David Patrick
  • Getting Data from Dataverse inside of Teams