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Christian Bolton is the Techical Director for Coeo Ltd, a Microsoft Gold Partner focused on large scale and complex SQL Server projects in EMEA.

Prior to this, Christian worked for 5 years as a Senior Premier Field Engineer for Microsoft UK working with some of Microsoft’s biggest customers. He is a Microsoft Certified Architect and Master for SQL Server specialising in High Availability, Scalability, and Performance Tuning and is co-author of Professional SQL Server 2005 Performance Tuning published by Wrox. He works out of London and lives in the south of England with his wife and children and can be contacted at or through his blog at

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I am Commercial Director and co-founder at Coeo, a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server and Data Platform MVP. I have co-authored three books on SQL Server and I regularly present at industry and community events. At Coeo we help customers get more from their data and their investment in the Microsoft platform, and my role involves helping our customers with strategic technology choices and roadmap. I work with our customers to ensure we provide expertise to reduce risk and accelerate project delivery and ensure true business value is realised early and maximised through operational capability. I live in London with my wife where we enjoy long river walks, I love travelling and sailing on the south coast of England and in warmer climates too.

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I am the Sales and Marketing Director at Coeo, a Microsoft Gold Partner providing consulting and managed services for Microsoft data platform and analytics technologies. I have extensive experience within the software industry, and before joining Coeo had 15 years’ experience working as a programmer, system architect, head of technology and consultant. I am also a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server and regularly present at industry and community events.

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I am a Cloud Consultant at Coeo and my primary focus is to help customers understand, adopt and develop with Microsoft Azure technologies. I have previously worked as a System Center consultant and as an internal solutions architect across many verticals. Outside of Coeo, I love motorbikes and am part of the orange army, marshaling for NGRRC, British Superbikes and MotoGP. I’m also an Assistant Cub Scout Leader.

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As a BI Consultant for Coeo, I provide strategic and technical guidance for Business Intelligence solutions. I have over eight years’ experience working with the Microsoft BI stack and have delivered guidance ranging from traditional on-premises BI solutions through to using the latest technologies offered in the Microsoft Cloud.

Roberto is a DBA in our managed services team

Donald is Coeo’s Principal Architect

As a Cloud Consultant at Coeo my primary focus is designing and implementing Microsoft Azure-based cloud solutions for our data platform customers. I also offer guidance and technical steering for all aspects of the Cloud transition process. I’ve been a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer for fifteen years and have a background in enterprise server and network infrastructure, and the Microsoft virtualization stack.

Steph is a BI consultant and developer at Coeo.

As the BI Development Manager at Coeo, I am responsible for the delivery of Business Intelligence (BI) engagements to customers, managing a team of BI developers and BI consultants. I specialise in the Microsoft BI stack, both on-premises and in Azure helping organisations meet their business intelligence requirements.

As an Account Manager at Coeo, I specialise predominantly in the technology & gaming sector. Some of my responsibilities include identifying new business, proposing solutions and providing consultancy support to existing customers around any pains they might be facing with SQL Server, Azure or Power BI. I’ve been working in the technology sector for over four years, and as Coeo is a Microsoft Gold Partner I frequently attend both Coeo and Microsoft events. In my free time I really enjoy watching plays in London as well as organising impromptu trips for me and my friends.

As PDOM, I’m responsible for professional development of the consultant team as well as the day-top-day running of the business. I’m also the Information Security Manager and manage the Coeo Golf Society and the annual ski trip. Before Coeo I worked for a Defence Consultancy which followed on from a 20-year career in the Royal Air Force. Outside of work I enjoy playing golf, tennis and guitar as well as cooking and alpine skiing.

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Dean is a DBA in our Managed Services team

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As Head of Digital Transformation at Coeo, I use my technical background as a principal data platform architect to create new Coeo services that help customers use digital technologies, such as cloud data platforms and advanced analytics solutions. I am a Microsoft Certified Architect and a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server, and enjoy 10km races and modern history.

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As a senior consultant, I’m involved in both the BI and data platform side of SQL Server. I’ve worked with SQL Server for some 15 years in one way or another and have been doing BI for about 9 years. Outside work I can often be found either playing board / video games or rolling around in black pyjamas training in martial arts!

I am a data platform consultant for Coeo. My passion has been SQL Server since first using the product in 2001 and I particularly love the variety of my current role and exposure to all aspects of SQL Server. In addition to achieving the certification of Microsoft certified solutions expert in data platform, I hold a strong interest in data science and business intelligence. I live in North Wales with my wife and 3 children and enjoy cinema and sport, particularly marathon running.

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I’m an Account Manager covering a variety of sectors including Construction, Manufacturing and Utilities. I engage with existing and potential new customers to help them to plan or achieve their technology roadmap by working through their requirements. Part of my responsibility is to make our customers aware of Coeo events, which I also enjoy attending. These have proven to be a successful way to build relationships and a chance for Coeo experts to share their industry knowledge. Outside of work I enjoy photography, live music events and US road trips.

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I am a Database Administrator at Coeo, after graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Computer Science in 2015, I became a consultant then rotated into database administration. I have a particular interest in optimization and query development. In my spare time I enjoy kick-boxing and the lesser known sport of Korfball.

I am the HR Manager at Coeo. I love discovering people’s strengths and how they use them. It’s great being able to recognise a fantastic new hire for Coeo and to share with them all the amazing things we do together to make Coeo a great place to be. I’m fascinated by the Internet of Things and can’t wait to turn on my computer each day to see what lies ahead. I’m a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and see every day as an opportunity to learn something different.

I have over 10 years of Account Management experience in the Telecommunications and IT industries. My key responsibility in Coeo is to work with prospects and customers within the Retail sector and make recommendations on the best solution to address their requirements on Data Platform, Analytics and Azure. I work with our Retail specific Solution Specialist to help customers tackle not only their existing challenges but equip and empower them with the best solutions that will ultimately help them realise the full potential of their businesses. The best part of my role is that I get to regularly speak or meet with new prospects and customers and be a part of their journey in discovering the constantly evolving technologies which could work wonders for their organisations.

Emma has been working at Coeo in the Managed Services team since 2013. She is currently a Principal DBA and a Microsoft Certified Master and she has just completed a Data Science Master’s degree from the University of Dundee. Outside of work Emma is busy taking care of her young daughter and is a self-professed oenophile.

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Ryan is a DBA in our managed services team.

I have over 19 years’ experience of working with SQL Server having, at one point or another, worked in development, administration and architecture roles. I have extensive experience of managing large estates and a particular interest in performance monitoring and troubleshooting. I have been a part of Coeo since 2012 and currently head up a team of 10 DBAs where we provide mission critical, round the clock support for Coeo’s customers.

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I am a Senior Consultant at Coeo, and have been working with SQL Server since 2003 in a variety of roles including DBA, architect, developer, trainer and consultant. I offer customers guidance in data platform modernisation and design, specialising in high availability, scalability, and performance tuning. I am also a Microsoft Certified Trainer.

Matt is a Project Manager and also a Solutions Specialist focusing on the retail sector

As a Senior Consultant at Coeo, I specialise in features of the Microsoft Data Platform. I’ve been an engineer within Microsoft Premier Field Engineering (PFE) and a SQL Server Consultant within Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS). At Coeo, I provide advice, guidance and practical experience to customers with a desire to modernise their data platforms both on-premises and in the Cloud.

I am a Senior DBA working as part of the Managed Services team at Coeo. I have over 15 years’ experience of SQL Server across a wide variety of business sectors including Finance, Retail and Hospitality. I am very much a family man and most of my spare time is spent with my wife and two young daughters, but when I get the chance I also enjoy playing football and golf.

Bhagya is Coeo’s Project Co-ordinator

Eddie is an Account Manager at Coeo focusing on the financial industry

Kevin is a Data Platform consultant at Coeo

Edward is a DBA in our managed services team.

I’m Coeo’s Marketing & Communications Manager, joining the business in 2016 and helping with all aspects of marketing from branding to events. I’ve been a marketer for over 10 years, working for some incredible companies with a focus on the Microsoft data platform technologies. When not at work I enjoy crafting, cooking with my daughter and live music.

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I am a Principal DBA in the Managed Services team at Coeo, and have been working with SQL Server since 1998 in a variety of roles including developer, DBA, and consultant. My main interest now is in teaching DBA and T-SQL skills, and writing training materials to assist this. At Coeo we see such a wide variety of systems and problems, so that every day there is the chance to learn and pass this knowledge on both internally and as part of training courses.

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