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dataMinds Connect 2019

event starts

07 Oct 2019

event ends

08 Oct 2019


Lamot Conference and Heritage Center, Van Beethovenstraat 8-10, 2800 Mechelen Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium

dataMinds Connect is the new and improved version of the (former SQL Server Days. New and improved, keeping in mind the same core values. 2 days filled with learning, networking and a whole lot of laughs while doing so! 

This year will be the 12th edition of the conference, and running for the third time as dataMinds Connect. Aiming to bring together all people with a passion for the Microsoft Data Platform, in all flavours possible, we're hoping to receive even more people than last year!

Go ahead and clearly mark Monday October 7th and Tuesday 8th in your schedule, as these will be 2 days you don't want to miss!

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Call for Speakers
CfS opens at 12:00 AM

13 Feb 2019

CfS closes at 11:59 PM

07 Jun 2019

This event is in UTC+01:00 - Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris time zone.
Closing time in your time zone is .

Open for all sessions related to the Microsoft Data Platform, in all possible flavours. Going from your traditional DBA and BI topics, to more advanced AI topics.

All conference sessions will be 60 minutes, and allocated to a track.
Proposals for workshops are also accepted, but bear in mind that we're searching for these on our own as well. It may be possible that certain precons are already chosen.

We wholeheartedly encourage all new speakers to submit a proposal to our Newcomer Track.
To be clear, new speakers are considered to be people who have not yet spoken at a (technical) conference.
User Group sessions, webinars and client/team presentations are not taken into account. 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.

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219 submissions
Submitted sessions
Ali Doku
  • Crash Course on building and accelerating Deep Learning Solutions
Adam Saxton, Patrick LeBlanc
  • Paginated Reports in Power BI
  • Power BI Performance in 6 demos
  • Power BI - From Beginning to End
  • Enable Hybrid Data access with the On-premises Data Gateway
Terry McCann
  • AI in Production
  • Docker & Kubernetes for the Data Scientist
  • An introduction to Deep Learning in Azure
  • Exploring Graph structures with the CosmosDB Gremlin API
  • Using AI to write conference session submissions
  • Production Python Machine Learning in SQL Server
Didier Ongena
  • Amplifying human ingenuity with intelligent technology
Sacha Dubrulle
  • Infrastructure as Code on Azure: ARM & Terraform
Cláudio Silva
  • dbatools' recipes for Data Professionals
  • dbatools and Power BI walked into a bar
Wout Vangoidsenhoven
  • Azure Data Studio, does it have what it takes?
  • Azure and the SQL Databases
Bent Nissen Froning
  • Best Practices for better adoption of Power BI
  • Testing your Power BI datamodels
  • Automate your Power BI Deployment
  • Dataflows for Power BI
  • Microsoft Graph data in your BI environment
Erwin de Kreuk
  • Help, I need to migrate my On Premise Database to Azure, which Database Tier do I have to choose fro
  • Azure Key Vault, Azure Dev Ops and Data Factory how do these Azure Services work perfectly together!
  • Using Azure Data Factory to migrate your current SQL Server to an Azure SQL DataWarehouse
  • Building your CI/CD pipelines in Azure Dev Ops for a BI Solution with SSIS and SSAS
  • Azure Data Factory V2, lift and shift your SSIS Packages to the Cloud
Pieter-Jan Caals
  • Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB (demo-based)
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Dave Ruijter
  • The Battle Of Modern Data Architectures: Data Factory vs Databricks
  • Actionable insights using Power BI, PowerApps & Flow
  • The missing piece in your Power BI architectures: dataflows!
  • Let's go Premium! The essentials to kickstart your experience.
  • Artificial Intelligence for the business analyst, leveraging new AI features in Power BI
Steve Verschaeve
  • Analyze images in real-time with machine learning, Azure IoT Hub and Azure Stream Analytics
Kurt Petteloot
  • Managing BI projects with Azure DevOps
Ivana Pejeva
  • How can we use Azure Data Factory and Azure Databricks to train our ML models
  • Azure Data Factory - Explained in Depth
Breght Van Baelen
  • End-to-End Machine Learning - from experimentation to production
Andrea Martorana Tusa
  • Machine Learning Services: R & Python in SQL Server for Data Science
  • Applied Data Science with Azure Machine Learning Studio
  • Failure prediction for manufacturing industry with SQL Server & R
  • Sharing methods in Power BI: how to fulfill your audience
  • Power BI Governance & Users Management
Brecht Vuylsteke
  • Your database's journey to the cloud
Eelco Drost
  • Expand your CI/CD pipeline
joris poelmans
  • The hitchhikers/data consultants guide to the Business Application Platform universe.
Jan Verdickt
  • Optimizing use of the finite amount of space on a Power BI report canvas
Kris van der Mast
  • The good, the bad and the unexpected - a BOT story
Koen Verbeeck
  • Moving Data around in Azure
  • Practical Data Visualization Best Practices
  • Migrating SSIS to the Cloud
  • The modern Cloud Data Warehouse - Snowflake on Azure
Sammy Deprez
  • Introduction to Microsoft SEAL - Homomorphic encryption technology
  • Advanced Text Analytics with Cognitive Services and custom ML
  • Azure Search
Matija Lah
  • Implementing Supertypes and Subtypes in SQL Server
  • Fun with Legal Information in SQL Server: Correlating Offers and Counter-offers
  • Fun with Legal Information in SQL Server: Determining the Law to Be Used
Just Thorning Blindbæk
  • Enterprise and Self-service in Power BI - better together
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to navigating Power BI
  • XMLA endpoints, Power BI open-platform connectivity
  • Paginated Reports for the Power BI developer. Love is in the air!
  • Customer story: End-to-end Microsoft BI solution in Azure
Jose Manuel Jurado Diaz
  • No matter which flavor of SQL you have, Power BI loves them all!
Peter Billen
  • Automating end-to-end testing and monitoring using the IESI framework
Cédric Charlier
  • Data scientists have left ... How will I deploy their work?
  • Azure databricks: brick by brick for the data engineer
Alexander Klein
  • How can the AI help to evaluate the service quality using the SQLKellner as an example?
  • Azure Cognitive Services - AI for everyone?
  • BI in Azure one year live
Benni De Jagere
  • An hour in the life of Power BI Reports
  • Troubleshooting Power BI Report Performance
  • Power BI Dataflows? Why you need to implement it!
Sander van der Hoeff
  • Testing Data Warehouse and BI solutions
  • Database projects in VS2017-The Road to BI Devops
  • SQLServer under pressure: Can I fix it?
  • PowerBI vs Tableau: the battle
Klaas Vandenberghe
  • Never trust the Data!
Mohammad Darab
  • 3 Keys to Successful Consulting
  • Big Data Clusters for the Absolute Beginner
Brent Ozar
  • Why is the Same Query Sometimes Slow?
  • Your First Official Indexing Class
  • Watch Brent Tune Queries
Pinal Dave
  • Run Query Run - SQL Wait Stats Version Next
  • Kick Start! SQL Server 2017 / 2019 Performance Tips and Tricks
  • SQL Server Performance Tuning Without Touching Code
  • Redundant Devs & DBAs - Adaptive Query Processing and Automatic Tuning
  • Indexes - The Unsung Heroes of SQL Server
  • Performance in 60 Seconds – SQL Tricks Everybody MUST Know
  • Practical Real-World Performance Tuning for Developers and DBA
Tomasso Groenendijk
  • Using VNETs in PaaS solutions
Koos van Strien
  • Azure DevOps for BI & Data Platforms
  • Open Source Data Solutions on Azure
  • Git / Azure Repos for BI & Data Platform development
Enrico van de Laar
  • Crazy Data Science
Patrick LeBlanc
  • Using the Power platform to radically change your business
Thierry Janssens
  • Standards in Machine Learning Models
Rob Sewell
  • dbachecks - The PowerShell Module to validate your SQL Estate
  • SQL Notebooks in Azure Data Studio for the DBA
Bartosz Ratajczyk
  • First steps with SQL Server on docker
Stijn Wynants
  • Azure SQL Database - Lessons learned from the trenches
Jose Manuel Jurado Diaz, Vitor Pombeiro
  • How to get the most from Azure SQL Database
Jose Manuel Jurado Diaz, Juan Moreno Romo
  • Attention Contention!!!
Pieter Vanhove
  • Introducing Azure Cosmos DB for the relational DBA
  • Keeping your data even *more* secure with SQL Server 2019
Nico Jacobs
  • Machine Learning on auto-pilot: Automated Machine Learning
  • Azure Machine Learning Service
  • Azure Data Factory, your data pipeline in the cloud
  • Four questions machine learning in Azure can answer
  • SQL Server surprises
  • Advanced stream analytics
  • Azure Data Warehouse: Why, What and How
Craig Porteous
  • Supercharge your Reporting Services: An essential toolkit
  • 3 ways to bring Power BI under Source Control
Sander Stad
  • DevOps for the DBA
  • Start To See With tSQLt
  • Mask That Data!
Chrissy LeMaire
  • simplifying managed instance migrations using dbatools
  • 15 can't miss commands in dbatools 1.0
Cathrine Wilhelmsen
  • Building Dynamic Data Pipelines in Azure Data Factory
  • Creating Visual Data Transformations in Azure Data Factory
  • Biml Tips and Tricks: Not just for SSIS packages!
  • Azure Data Factory Deep Dive
  • Pipelines and Transformations: Introduction to Azure Data Factory
Hamish Watson
  • Test Driven Development in SQL Server – how to deploy code safer
  • DevOps and the Data Professional
  • How to deploy SQL Server containers on Kubernetes in Azure
Hamish Watson, Rob Sewell
  • Using AKS and Azure DevOps to bring DevOps to your Database
Pieter Vanhove, Steve Verschaeve, Stijn Wynants
  • Azure SQL Database 2.0 - the new stuff!
Ben Weissman
  • Let’s build SSIS packages with Biml – live!
Ben Weissman, Enrico van de Laar
  • The Big SQL Server 2019 Big Data Cluster Show
Ivan Čuljak
  • How to be polite with databases when going serverless
  • The Art of Monitoring and Debugging Azure Functions
  • Mobile DevOps & Remote Teams
  • Building mostly serverless distributed cloud systems step by step [WORKSHOP]
  • Serverless Beyond Tutorials
  • Provisioning and deploying to serverless
Henk Boelman
  • DevOps for Artificial Intelligence, the road to production.
  • Getting started with Azure Machine Learning services
Kristof Van de Loock
  • Automate your Data Warehouse Development
Erwin de Kreuk, Michel van Gelder
  • Answering the real question: BI and Data Science happy together
Willem Meints
  • Build great machine learning solutions in a DevOps environment with Azure Machine Learning Service
  • Deep Learning for absolute beginners
  • Get started with reinforcement learning to personalize your applications
Randi Vertongen
  • Lesser known sql server functionalities, hidden gems or false hope?
Charles Cuigniez, Bart Van Der Vurst
  • Using Artificial Intelligence to drive Supply Chain Planning
Klaus Aschenbrenner
  • Running SQL Server on Linux
  • Latches, Spinlocks, and Lock Free Data Structures
  • Myths and Misconceptions about Locking & Blocking
  • Design, Deploy, and Optimize SQL Server on VMware vSphere
  • Running SQL Server 2019 Availability Groups in Azure Kubernetes Services
Adam Saxton
  • Debugging Common DAX and Model Performance Issues
Nicky van Vroenhoven
  • Query Folding in Power BI
Nicky van Vroenhoven, Jeroen Schalken
  • Power BI (Premium) Implementation at a Financial Institute
David Postlethwaite
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Kevin Chant
  • SQL Server 2019 with a touch of Linux
  • Database Adventure
Simon Whiteley
  • Python Pipeline Primer: Data Engineering with Azure DataBricks
  • Advanced Data Factory: Let the Data Flow!
  • Data Engineering at Scale: An Azure SQL Data Warehouse Performance Guide
Rune Ovlien Rakeie
  • Easing the pain of database migrations, a closer look at the new cloud citizen - DMS
Ásgeir Gunnarsson
  • Checking in with Power Apps, Flow and Power BI
  • Enterprise Power BI – Development Lifecycle
  • Monitoring Power BI
  • Who, What, When. Monitoring usage of your MS BI stack
Kasper de Jonge
  • Debugging your premium capacity
  • Microsoft Power BI Premium: Building enterprise-grade models
Prathy Kamasani
  • Power BI Report design Tips and Tricks
  • Introduction to PowerApps and Integration with Power BI
Marc Lelijveld
  • Storytelling & interactive reports with Power BI Bookmarks & Drillthrough
  • Power BI for the Enterprise, what should you think about?
  • AI Capabilities for Power BI to make AI Accessible for Everyone
  • Use parameters to add extra flexibility to your Power BI content
  • End-to-end monitoring for a successful Power BI implementation
  • Enterprise and multi-tier Power BI deployments with Azure DevOps.
Geovanny Hernandez
  • Keeping your SQL Code safe – An introduction to GIT and SSDT for DB professionals
  • Lets go deep in SQL Server Unit Testing with Visual Studio
Luc Rogge
  • Commonalities and differences between BI and Datascience pipelines
Philippe Van Rillaer
  • Shape Maps in Power BI
Marco Obinu
  • Deploy and manage your SQL Server instances with PowerShell!
  • From on-prem to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance in 60 minutes!
  • Save money and maximize performance of your SQL Server VM on Azure IaaS!
Paul Andrew
  • Beyond IoT Real-time Data Ingestion with Azure Stream Analytics
  • Complex Azure Orchestration with Dynamic Data Factory Pipelines
  • Data Factory – An Introduction to Azure Control Flows & Data Flows
  • ETL in Azure made easy with Data Factory Data Flow
  • Azure Data Factory - Zero to Hero
  • SQL Server docker containers from the development to the production
Kris Wijnants
  • Kimball versus Entity framework
Gianluca Sartori
  • Benchmarking in the cloud
Clint Huijbers
  • Let's generate all the ADF Data Flows we need (ETL 2.0)
  • Generate ADF Copy Data activities to export all types of sources to CSV-files
  • Embrance Azure DevOps and deploy almost anything
Gautier Dumont, Vincent Meyers
  • Power BI deployment strategy in large companies
Denis Reznik
  • Hidden Gems of SQL Server from 2008 to 2019
  • Why Should I Care About SQL if I Have ORM?
  • Why my query is slow and how to fix this
José Mendes
  • Learn how to build a real-time analytics solution
Björn Peters
  • How to Get Started with Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • Hej databases, come on and get into the cloud
Stephan Van den Eynde
  • Hybrid IT for the win!
Dejan Sarka
  • Identity Mapping and De-Duplicating
  • Data Science: Associations between Two Variables
  • Embrace R
  • Data Science with Python or R?
  • Comparing Predictive Mining Models from R, Python, SSAS, and Azure ML
Marc Lelijveld, Dave Ruijter
  • Power BI Cheat Sheet explained!
Terry McCann, Simon Whiteley
  • Azure Databricks: Engineering Vs Data Science
Luis Beltran
  • Bringing AI to the edge: On-premise Azure Cognitive Services using Docker containers
Jens Vestergaard
  • ABC's of the Power BI REST API
Alexander Arvidsson
  • The Force Awakens - Azure SQL Server for the on-prem DBA
  • Boring is stable, stable is good – best practices in practice
  • DAX for the SQL developer
  • Azure machine learning for the absolute beginner
  • Arguing with myself - self-service BI from an infrastructure perspective