Kay Sauter

Kay Sauter

Solution Architect Data & Analytics

Zürich, Switzerland

Kay Sauter has been working with SQL Server since 2013. His expertise covers SQL Server, Azure, Data Visualization, and Power BI. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP.
Kay blogs on kayondata.com and is actively involved in various community projects like Data TGIF, databash.live and Data Platform Data Platform DEI Virtual Group.

He is based in Zurich, Switzerland and in his free time, together with his wife, he loves to travel to discover new cultures and perspectives.


Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Microsoft Data Platform
  • SQL Server
  • Azure
  • Azure Synapse
  • PowerShell
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • DAX
  • power bi
  • DEI
  • Diversity & Inclusion

Deep dive into the ARM Structure with PowerShell

This session is designed for specialists with some knowledge of both PowerShell and Azure. I will show you the benefits of browsing the ARM Structure for Services on Azure with PowerShell. This will benefit you for understanding the ARM structure, which is the background for the usage of Bicep, Terraform, Ansible and so on. With PowerShell, you have the possibility to really understand what is going on under the hood when you are using Bicep (or other languages).
This is going to be a demo of browsing and understanding the mechanisms and will require a level 400 as this will be relatively fast paced, but also in depth in many levels. I will not only show concepts, but also show code that can be used in practice instead of Bicep.

Deploying a SQL Server VM with PoSh: Southampton edition

You're a DBA and have been wondering if you should learn Bicep, Terraform or Ansible? Well, if you are already able to use PowerShell, I am going to show you a way how you can do an almost fully automatized way for deploying a VM on Azure, including installing software and restoring your databases.

This session will cover not just how to deploy but also give some tips on how to secure your connection to your Azure VM and giving you insights on pricing.

From stone age to data-driven tech for ears: a time travel

In this talk, I will take you on a time travel over thousands of years of hearing and whilst on it, I'll show you techniques that not only will make your talk more accessible to people that are hard of hearing or deaf, but how it benefits to everyone. I will demo, and the session will not always be too serious. Join me in a journey from the past to the present while learning to give better talks for everyone.

DATA:Scotland 2023 Upcoming

September 2023 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Triangle Area SQL Server User Group (TriPASS) User group Upcoming

August 2023

Data Saturday Rheinland 2023 Upcoming

June 2023 Sankt Augustin, Germany

Dativerse #1

August 2021

Kay Sauter

Solution Architect Data & Analytics

Zürich, Switzerland