Call for Speakers

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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.

finished 103 days ago
Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

15 May 2023

Call closes at 11:59 PM

25 Aug 2023

CFP closes in W. Europe Daylight Time (UTC+02:00) 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

all submitted sessions

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198 submissions
Submitted sessions
Rémy António
  • Personal Hacks and Tools for Power BI Development
Gopal Krishnamurthy
  • No-code writeback to Fabric Lakehouse and DWH with Inforiver
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  • Bechtle 1
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  • Inforiver
Ilona Baldus
  • Automating PowerBI report creation
Kevin Chant
  • Recommended certifications for Microsoft Data Platform enthusiasts
  • Spreading your SQL Server wings with Microsoft Fabric
  • Microsoft Fabric and Azure DevOps - The story so far
Bob Pusateri
  • SQL Server Data Compression Internals
  • Recovering With Minimal Impact: Advanced Database Restore Methods
Olga Dontsova
  • "Field Parameters: Navigating the Landscape of Dynamic Data in Power BI"
  • "Chalkboards to Dashboards: A Teacher's Journey to Power BI Consulting"
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Samuel Shaw
  • Debugging Burnout
Robert French, Keith Atherton
  • The Virtual Road Trip: A Power Platform Story
Faith Oseghale, Chukwujekwu Anah
  • Data modelling with Power BI
Wolfgang Strasser
  • Let's talk about Data Governance and how Microsoft Fabric brings it to a next level.
Michael Johnson
  • Under the hood of Delta Lake
Mathias Thierbach
  • Power BI CI/CD Options in 2023
  • Tracking changes in Power BI Reports
Nastassia Khuchava
  • Data: Portfolio diversity
Anastasia Salari
  • Facing the question: "How can I export it to Excel"? - Power BI edition
Erwin de Kreuk
  • Streamline Data Governance with Microsoft Purview
  • Unleashing the Potential of Metadata-Driven ELT Framework
  • How to use and create Data Lineage in Microsoft Purview?
Parv Chana
  • A Game-Changing Duo in Fabric: Dataflow Gen2 and Pipeline in Data Factory:
Mikey Bronowski
  • SQL Server and PowerShell walk into a bar...
  • AutomatedLab 101
  • From Novice to Contributor: My Journey in the Data Platform Community
Csom Gergely
  • Excel, Fabric & Python - first look
Gianluca Sartori
  • High Availability is not what you think it is
  • Time Series with SQL Server 2022
  • Using WorkloadTools to prepare for a SQL Server migration
Keith Atherton
  • How to Prepare for Microsoft Certifications
  • Introduction to Microsoft Dataverse
Artur König, Marcus Wegener
  • Power BI Optimierung meets Marvel Multiversum
Ioana Bouariu
  • Power BI Blueprint: A Framework for Mapping and Prioritizing Business Needs with Power BI
  • Power BI and beyond: User Adoption Strategies and Real-World Examples
  • Power Up Your Power BI: Unlock the Magic of Automation with PowerShell and become a data wizard
Nicky van Vroenhoven
  • Making The Most Out of The Power Platform
Kim Berg
  • Scaling AI use cases in Azure
  • Productionize Machine Learning on Azure
Antoni Ivanov
  • Productionizing Jupyter Notebooks
Markus Ehrenmueller-Jensen
  • Data Shaping for Power BI with SQL
  • My Perfect Date (Table)
  • Become a Guardian of the Star Schema
Els van Vessem
  • How to get a running start at a new job, without getting lost.
  • Working in tech with a chronic illness
  • A day in the life of a BI engineer
Pragati Jain
  • My Recipe Book for Effective Storytelling
  • Public Speaking and where it gets you
  • Microsoft Fabric in Action - Ingesting data to Report creation
Fernando Calero
  • Dataverse for Teams (D4T) with Power BI - a real life scenario
Zain Hasan
  • Using Vector Databases for Multimodal Embeddings and Search
Roman Tesolkin
  • Power BI Fabric with Copilot and ChatGPT - Exploring Successes, Failures, and Lessons Learned
Pieter Vanhove
  • Confidential computing with Always Encrypted using enclaves
  • Bringing the Power of Blockchain to SQL with Ledger
Tracy Boggiano
  • Deep Dive into the World of SQL Audit: Embrace Your Inner Nerd!
  • Migrating to Azure SQL Database: Because Life is Too Short to Manage Your Own Servers
  • How To Get the Auditors Off Your Butt with dbachecks
  • SQL Avenger: Unleashing Your Superhero Skills in Your New DBA Job
Nina Kastenauer
  • Developing Business Applications with PowerPlatform
Nikola Ilic
  • Power BI "X Files" - 5 things they "forgot" to tell you!
  • It's just a SQL - Crash course on Fabric Warehouse for T-SQL ninjas!
  • Chef's big book of Power BI recipes
Rudi Bruchez
  • ChatGPT is the best DBA sidekick
Sowndarya Venkateswaran
  • Embracing the Sequel Career: Repurposing Skills, Relishing the Adventure, and Mastering the Pursuit
  • Responsible AI in Azure Machine Learning: Making Machine Learning Models Transparent
Lisa Hoving, Gregor Suttie
  • I’m not strong enough – Facing your fears of public speaking
Kenechukwu Agbo
  • Data Ethics
Marjolein Opsteegh
  • How to build an end-user friendly dashboard
  • DOD, Definition of Done, when is your dashboard ready
Alexander Klein
  • Power Automate 101
  • Power Virtual Agents in 10 Minuten
  • Power Universe or the unknown tools in M365
Valerie Junk
  • From data to action: Driving decision-making with Power BI
  • Storytelling & Power BI - Creating Power BI reports that connect with different audiences
Jens Vestergaard
  • Introducing KQL
  • Notebooks in Microsoft Fabric
Martynas Jočys
  • Make users master your dashboard quickly: how to create an "intuitive" report?
  • I have always asked for export to Excel. What can you do to avoid this request?
  • From visualization to storytelling: creating a story-like experience in Power BI
Mohammed Adnan
  • End to End Incremental Refresh with Hybrid tables in Power BI
Gaurav Raje
  • Storytelling for Economists and Financiers using SQL and the Grammar of Graphics
Scott Bell
  • Cosmos 101
  • 10 things you (probably) don't know about Databricks
  • Optimize Your Delta Lake
Ust Oldfield
  • Data Modelling Showdown: Unravelling the Mysteries of Different Data Modelling Approaches
  • Don't be afraid of change! Learn about schema evolution and watch your data grow and evolve
Mantas Umbrasas, Odeta Jankaitienė
  • Double Power: Power BI and Power Apps Integration
Pedro Reis
  • 5 Fascinating principles to get things done
  • "DAX" the way to do it
Pedro Reis, Ricardo Santos
  • Delta Lakehouse Optimization for PowerBI
Mithun A. Sridharan
  • Data-driven Enterprise Transformation
Alexander Korn
  • How to apply IBCS with Power BI
  • Power BI Report Server Troubleshooting and Monitoring
Rob Litjens
  • Defender for SQL as part of your Defense in Depth strategy
  • Open up your database by API
Lewis Prince
  • Model Creation in Azure AutoML and Ingestion Through Excel
  • Fast and Efficent Text Analysis using Azure's Language Cognitive Service
Matt Lakin
  • Get a Load of this - Realistic Load Testing for Power BI, explained!
Rutuja Pawar
  • #IAmRemarkable : Embrace your achievements!
  • Do not let Data be your cul-de-sac!
Hariharan Rajendran
  • Power BI – Tips & Tricks to Impress your Business Users
Vahid Doustimajd
  • My Story of Changing Careers from Construction to Data Analysis and Earning Microsoft MVP
Ignacio Barrau
  • Getting started with Power BI Rest API with Python
Alpa Buddhabhatti
  • An easy way to proccess complex XML/JSON file using Azure Synapse Data Pipeline
  • Simplifying Azure SQL Coding with ChatGPT
  • Automated Azure Infrastructure Deployment with ChatGPT and Terraform
Hugo Kornelis
  • Five stages of grief - internals of a hash spill
  • Here’s the execution plan … now what?
  • Execution plans ... where do I start?
Namrata Agrawal
  • Vision to Diagnosis: Detecting Diabetic Retinopathy with Power App
Puneet Vijwani
  • An Incremental Approach to Load Data from Google Analytics in MS Fabric
  • Simplified Approach for Incremental Data Loading into Delta Lake
Temidayo Omoniyi
  • Data Connection and Transformation using Power BI DataFlow
Freddie Santos
  • OneLake the core of Microsoft Fabric
Bernat Agulló
  • C# Scripts for Tabular Editor are not that tough: Bringing Visual Studio into the party
  • What is going on here? Modeling meta-data from Microsoft Graph and Power BI rest API to get insights
  • Dynamic Format measures, Calculation Groups and Field Parameters: The more the merrier
Harun Raseed Basheer
  • Demystifying Microsoft Fabric - An end to end Data Pipeline
Renaldi Gondosubroto
  • Data Ethics in the Age of AI: Navigating the Moral Challenges of Microsoft's Data Stack
Peter Kruis
  • SQL Bad practices caught in the wild
Jason Tan
  • Revolutionising Inclusive Social Media Marketing & Prospecting with Generative AI
Andreas Bergstedt
  • Governing your Lakehouse with Microsoft Purview
  • From Metadata to Lakehouse
Christopher Chin
  • Why Most Data Presentations Flop: The Secret Equation for Data Storytelling
Lisa Hoving
  • What my pet python taught me about implementing Data Lakes on Azure
Andrew Pruski
  • Deploying SQL Server to Kubernetes with Helm
  • Running SQL Server on Linux
  • A deep dive into Docker
Štěpán Rešl
  • Level-Up your Power Query game with Custom Functions
  • API as a Source for Power Query
  • Data-driven alerts in Power BI
Dennes Torres
  • SQL Server 2022: Parameter Sensitive Plan Optimization
  • Data Mesh with Microsoft Fabric
  • Microsoft Fabric: Data Intelligence in a light speed
Cindy Gross
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
  • Capabilities of query store in SQL Server 2022 and in Azure
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
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
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
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