Speaking

I love to share my experiences with the community.

In many ways I owe a debt to the London Continuous Delivery and #SQLFamily communities, without whom I would never have founded DLM Consultants. That’s why I joined the committee for both the London CD Meetup and SQL Relay conference to ensure that other folk are able to benefit just like I have. In 2018 I started speakingmentors.com – a place for new speakers to find a speaking mentor to help them to start their speaking career.

I believe that we need to apply DevOps principles to the delivery of relational databases. I often talk about that at DevOps and SQL conferences. You can read about the sessions I deliver here.

If you scroll down you’ll find details for my upcoming speaker engagements. If you scroll down further you’ll find the details of my past talks.

Your database should not be a bottleneck on delivering customer value.

Upcoming

18th October 2018: SQL in the City Summit, London
Panel discussion: Compliant Database DevOps Adoption (With Steve Jones b|t and various other industry experts)

16th November 2018: WinOps London
DevOps, Dev Data and Data Breaches: 5 Solutions

20th May 2019: SQL South West Meetup
TBC

Past events

2018 – 19 events, 25 talks… so far

12th October 2018: SQL Relay, Bristol
Should we embrace “DataOps”? A live debate (Joint session with Steph Locke b|t)

11th October 2018: SQL Relay, Reading
DevOps, Dev Data and the GDPR: 5 Solutions

10th October 2018: SQL Relay, Birmingham
Containers and Clones: Provision GIANT databases on tiny HDDs (Joint session with Andrew Pruski, b|t)

9th October 2018: SQL Relay, Leeds
DevOps, Dev Data and the GDPR: 5 Solutions

8th October 2018: SQL Relay, Newcastle
Containers and Clones: Provision GIANT databases on tiny HDDs (Joint session with Andrew Pruski, b|t)

18th September 2018: SQL Bristol Meetup
DevOps, Dev Data and the GDPR: 5 Solutions

14th September 2018: SQL GLA, Glasgow
Database version control and deployment: model or migration scripts?

7th and 8th September 2018: SQL Saturday Cape Town
Database DevOps – a crash course (pre-con)
DevOps 101 for Data People
“Ask the Experts” panel discussion
DevOps, Dev Data and Data Breaches: 5 Solutions

31st August and 1st September 2018: SQL Saturday Johannesburg
Database DevOps – a crash course (pre-con)
DevOps 101 for Data People

28th August and 1st September 2018: SQL Pass á Íslandi (SQL PASS Iceland)
DevOps, Dev Data and the GDPR: 5 Solutions

21st July 2018: SQL Saturday Louisville
How to screw up Database DevOps in 16 simple steps

13th and 14th July 2018: SQL Saturday Manchester
Database DevOps – a (very) crash course (pre-con)
DevOps, Dev Data and the GDPR: 5 Solutions

10th July 2018: PASS Marathon: DevOps
DevOps, Dev Data and Data Breaches: 5 Solutions

20th June 2018: PASS DevOps Virtual Group
DevOps, Dev Data and Data Breaches: 5 Solutions

9th June 2018: SQL Saturday Cork
Database version control and deployment: model or migration scripts?

12th May 2018: East Anglia SQL Server User Group
Database DevOps Anti-Patterns

10th Mar 2018: SQL Saturday Iceland
Database version control and deployment: model or migration scripts?

21st and 23rd Feb 2018: SQL Bits
Database DevOps in A Day (pre-con)
Containers and Clones: Provision GIANT databases on tiny HDDs (Joint session with Andrew Pruski, b|t)

19th Jan 2018: SQL Saturday (Friday!) Vienna
Adopting Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) at a large Viennese software house (Joint session with Manoj Lona, Database Team Lead at Greentube)

2017 – 34 events, 44 talks

9th Dec 2017: SQL Saturday Slovenia
€20M+ fines and prison: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming, are you compliant?  (Joint session with Pete Moore, b|t)

28th Nov 2017: MSFT Stack, Cardiff
DevOps 101 for the IT pro – how your job will change

21st Nov 2017: WinOps, London
GDPR and DevOps: Building privacy by design and default

18th Nov 2017: SQL Saturday Parma
DevOps 101 for the IT pro – how your job will change

9th Nov 2017: Sheffield DevOps
DevOps 101 for data professionals – how your jobs will change

31st Oct 2017: WinOps @ Future Decoded
Park Bench – Data DevOps Panel (With various other database DevOps evangelists)

13th Oct 2017: SQL Relay (Bristol)
DevOps 101 for the IT pro – how your job will change (Joint session with Rob Sewell, CDM MVP, b|t)

12th Oct 2017: SQL Relay (Birmingham)
DevOps 101 for the IT pro – how your job will change (Joint session with Rob Sewell, CDM MVP, b|t)

11th Oct 2017: SQL Relay (Leeds)
Containers and clones: Provision many giant SQL Servers in seconds on a tiny HDD (Joint session with Andrew Pruski, b|t)

10th Oct 2017: SQL Relay (Nottingham)
DevOps 101 for the IT pro – how your job will change (Joint session with Rob Sewell, CDM MVP, b|t)

9th Oct 2017: SQL Relay (Reading)
Containers and clones: Provision many giant SQL Servers in seconds on a tiny HDD (Joint session with Andrew Pruski, b|t)

7th Oct 2017: SQL Saturday Denmark
€20M+ fines and prison: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming, are you compliant?  (Joint session with Pete Moore, b|t)
Database version control and deployment: model or migration scripts?

4th Oct 2017: SQL Soton User Group
DevOps 101 for data professionals – how your job will change

26th Sept 2017: Bristol SQL User Group
DevOps 101 for the IT pro – how your job will change (Joint session with Rob Sewell, CDM MVP, b|t)

21st Sept 2017: WinOps London
Testing SQL Server with tSQLt and VSTS

14th Sept 2017: Louisville, Kentucky SQL Server User Group
Getting CI right for SQL Server

2nd Sept 2017: SQL Saturday Oslo
Getting CI right for SQL Server

15th July 2017: SQL Saturday Manchester
Database version control and deployment: model or migration scripts?
DevOps 101 for the IT pro – how your job will change (Unscheduled stand-in for another speaker who was unable to attend. Joint session with Rob Sewell, CDM MVP, b|t)

28th June 2017: PASS Austria (Vienna)
Database version control and deployment: model or migration scripts?

15th June 2017: Stoke On Tech
Database DevOps Anti-patterns

2nd June 2017: GroupBy
Getting CI right for SQL Server

2nd June 2017: SQL Grillen, Lingen, Germany
Getting Release Management right for SQL Server

31st May 2017: PASS Netherlands
Getting CI right for SQL Server
Database drift, cheese graters and Elton John
Database DevOps Anti-patterns

29th May 2017: Webinar with Octopus Deploy
Deploying SQL Server databases – the patterns, the anti-patterns and the tools that can help

19th May 2017: Continuous Lifecycle London
A crash course in Database DevOps (full day workshop)

3rd May 2017: SQL Nexus, Copenhagen, Denmark
Database DevOps Anti-patterns

18th April 2017: SQL Supper London
Database DevOps Anti-patterns

8th April 2017: SQL Bits, Telford UK
Getting CI right for SQL Server (video)

18th March 2017: SQL Saturday Iceland
Getting Release Management right for SQL Server

9th March 2017: Midlands SQL Server User Group
Getting CI right for SQL Server

15th February 2017: SQL Konferenz, Darmstadt, Germany
DevOps 101 for data professionals – how your jobs will change

14th February 2017: SQL Konferenz, Darmstadt, Germany
Database DevOps, a crash course! (pre-con)

2nd February 2017: Manchester (UK) SQL Server User Group
Getting CI right for SQL Server

1st February 2017: Leeds SQL Server User Group
Getting CI right for SQL Server

31st January 2017: Leeds DevOps User Group
Database DevOps Anti-patterns

25th January 2017: Newcastle SQL User Group
Database version control and deployment: model or migration scripts?
Database DevOps Anti-patterns

25th January 2017: ALM & DevOps With Visual Studio Roadshow, Newcastle
Dealing with database deployment

20th January 2017: GroupBy
DevOps 101 for data professionals – how your jobs will change

11th January 2017: ALM & DevOps With Visual Studio Roadshow, London
Dealing with database deployment

2016 – 18 events, 24 talks

14th and 15th December 2016: SQL in the City Streamed
Database DevOps Anti-patterns

7th December 2016: PASS Camp Frankfurt, Germany
Setting up source control, unit tests and continuous integration for SQL Server (full day workshop)

13th October 2016: Linz, Austria SQL UG
DevOps 101 for SQL Server developers and DBAs – how your jobs will change

7th October 2016: SQL Relay Leeds
State-based or migrations-based database development? A review of the pros and cons

6th October 2016: SQL Relay Nottingham
State-based or migrations-based database development? A review of the pros and cons
DLM Workshop *light* – Database source control (1/2 day workshop)

5th October 2016: SQL Relay Reading
State-based or migrations-based database development? A review of the pros and cons

4th October 2016: SQL Relay Cardiff
Getting CI right for SQL Server
DLM Workshop *light* – Database source control (1/2 day workshop)

3rd October 2016: SQL Relay Birmingham
State-based or migrations-based database development? A review of the pros and cons

7th September 2016: SQL Cardiff UG
Getting CI right for SQL Server

11-13th August 2016: SQL Server Geeks Annual Summit (Bangalore)
Break out session: State-Based or Migrations-Based Database Development? A Review of the Pros and Cons
Break out session: DevOps 101 for the DBA. How Your Job Will Change
Open talk: Why can’t we all get along? – Developers and DBAs in Harmony
Chalk talk: Continuous Integration and Databases – “It works on my machine!” Sound familiar?

27th July 2016: Guerrilla Lightning talks
Database drift, cheese graters and Elton John

23rd July 2016: SQL Saturday Manchester
Getting CI right for SQL Server

14th July 2016: Prague PASS SQL and BI user group (remote)
Getting CI right for SQL Server

16th June 2016: DevOps Tech Day (London)
Database Deployment

14th June 2016: INSIDE-SQL (London)
Getting release management right for SQL Server

12th March 2016: SQL Saturday Exeter
Deconstructing post-its (how to fudge up automation)
The first step towards release management for SQL Server

2015 – 17 events, 19 talks

24th November 2015: SQL Supper (London)
State-based or migrations-based database development? A review of the pros and cons

5th December 2015: SQL Saturday Southampton
State-based or migrations-based database development? A review of the pros and cons
The first step towards continuous integration for SQL Server

26th October 2015: SQL in the City Seattle
ALM and the database (Joint session with Brian Randell, ALM MVP, b|t)

16th October 2015: SQL in the City London
ALM and the database (Joint session with Brian Randell, ALM MVP, b|t)

7th October 2015: SQL Relay – Nottingham
State-based or migrations-based database development? A review of the pros and cons

19th August 2015: SQL user group Cardiff
DLM workshop

25th July 2015: SQL Saturday Manchester
The Elephant in the room: Continuous Delivery for Databases
The first step towards continuous integration for SQL Server

29th June 2015: PASS Belfast SQL User Group
The Elephant in the room: Continuous Delivery for Databases

19th June 2015: NDC Oslo
Which CI server is right for me?

18th June 2015: NDC Oslo
The Elephant in the room: Continuous Delivery for Databases

19th May 2015: London Continuous Delivery
The Elephant in the room: Continuous Delivery for Databases

25th April 2015: SQL Saturday Exeter
The first step towards continuous integration for SQL Server

24th February 2015: SQL Saturday Vienna
First steps in continuous integration for databases

24th February 2015: BASTA! Spring 2015, Darmstadt, Germany
First steps in continuous integration for databases

24th January 2015: DevCycles, Cambridge
The elephant in the room: Continuous Delivery for Databases (DLM)

7th January 2015: DevOps Cardiff
Building an automated database deployment pipeline

2014 – 14 events, 14 talks

10th December 2014: Chester Devs
Building an automated database deployment pipeline

18th November 2014: Live 360, Orlando Florida
Adding SQL to your Continuous Delivery pipeline

5th November 2014: PASS Southampton SQL user group
Building an automated database deployment pipeline

19th October 2014: SQL Relay Birmingham
Building an automated database deployment pipeline

18th October 2014: SQL Relay Leeds
Buillding an automated database deployment pipeline

27th October 2014: SQL Relay Newcastle
Building an automated database deployment pipeline

15th October 2014: SQL Relay Bristol
Building an automated database deployment pipeline

14th October 2014: SQL Relay Southampton
Building an automated database deployment pipeline

13th October 2014: Smart Devs User Group, Hereford
Building an automated database deployment pipeline

8th October 2014: Omaha Nebraska SQL/BI User Group
Building an automated database deployment pipeline

2nd October 2014: Webinar for JetBrains
7 Steps to Build a Database Deployment Pipeline with Red Gate and TeamCity

31st July 2014: PASS Cambs SQL user group
Building an automated database deployment pipeline

8th July 2014: PASS London SQL Server user group
Building an automated database deployment pipeline

8th April 2014: Pipeline, London
Continuous Delivery Panel Discussion

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