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.
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.
I am the HR Manager and Talent Manager at Coeo.
At the heart of all great organisations are the people and I have the pleasure of working in a role pivotal to driving a great employee experience during their careers with us. Hiring and retaining talent are key to our success and I am always excited to share our journey and the amazing opportunities for learning and growing at Coeo.
I am an Enterprise Data Architect and been a Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 2018. I recently completed a part time PhD which was A Study into Best Practices and Procedures in the Management of Database Systems for which I received the AOUG Will Swann Award for Innovation and Knowledge Development. I am passionate about the need for industry and research to work together to instigate change. I am an honorary visiting fellow with the Open University and Fellow of the British Computer Society. I have 20 years’ experience in the Microsoft Data Platform and spent several years working on a Hortonworks (Cloudera) Big Data platform. I believe setting a data strategy with defined data governance as core elements will enable AI for actionable insights. I am community focused, running and helping run several conference in the UK, SQLBits, Data Relay and Data Toboggan. In addition to that I enjoy playing trombone.
In 2018, I joined Coeo as a Database Administrator in the Dedicated Support team. I enjoy the variety of challenges that we face each day and the learning opportunities that this provides. In my free time I enjoy travelling, football and keeping up-to-date with the latest technologies.
Chris is a BI Developer on Coeo’s Consulting team.
Eddie is an Internal Solution Specialist at Coeo, focusing on the financial industry.
Michael is a Data Platform Engineer in Coeo’s Dedicated Support team.
I manage the Dedicated Support Team at Coeo, and I have been working with SQL Server for over twenty years in a variety of roles including developer, DBA, consultant, trainer, and technical manager. I joined Coeo five years ago as a Principal Database Administrator, and now my focus is on building the support team and delivering world-class service to our customers.
Dan is a Data Platform Engineer in our Dedicated Support team.
Having moved from Sardinia to London in 2011, I joined Coeo as Data Platform Engineer in 2016 after a couple of years working in the database development field. I am a Microsoft Certified Solution Expert in data management and analytics with experience across the whole SQL Server on-premises platform. I also hold an Azure Administrator certification and I am very interested in the latest Azure technologies. Outside work I love travelling with my wife; our last adventure was a 3 weeks’ road trip in the US West coast. I also enjoy video games, TV shows and sport.
Sam is a Data Platform Specialist in the Dedicated Support Team.
I am a Principal Client Manager at Coeo and am responsible for technical pre-sales. I also provide programme management to multiphase or complex programmes of work. I have worked in the IT sector for 20 years, primarily within the infrastructure space and more recently delivering cloud projects which is how I came to join Coeo. I am a Prince 2 certified practitioner and participate at events in both a commercial and technical capacity.
Bhavisha is a Data Platform Specialist in our Dedicated Support team.
As a Cloud, Data & AI Architect for Coeo’s finance customers, I provide strategic and technical guidance to our customers helping them identify solutions to their requirements. 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 Azure.
James is a Data Platform Engineer in Coeo’s Dedicated Support team.
I am a principal consultant at Microsoft Gold Partner Coeo. My passion is helping customers profit from their data using the Azure cloud platform, SQL Server and Power BI.
Since 2001 I have been a Consultant, SQL Server DBA, Developer and Business Intelligence professional and am a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Data Management and Analytics and hold the Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science. Presenting at data community events and blogging about data and analytics are also activities I much enjoy.
My home is North Wales, where I live with my wife and three children. In addition to family and data, my passion is marathon running.
Ben is a Support Practice Team Lead at Coeo
I am a Support Practice Team Lead working in the Dedicated Support team at Coeo. I have over 17 years’ experience of SQL Server and related data platform technologies, 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.
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 Data Platform Specialist in Coeo’s Dedicated Support team.
Justin is a Data Platform Specialist in our Dedicated Support team.
Paula is a Data Platform Specialist in Coeo’s Dedicated Support team.
I’m Coeo’s Digital Marketing Executive and help to raise awareness of the company through its website, blog and social media accounts. I have worked in digital marketing within a wide range of sectors, including magazine publishing, eLearning and not-for-profit. When I’m not climbing a hill somewhere, you’ll probably find me writing, boardgaming or attempting to sew.
Matt is a Data Platform Engineer in Coeo’s Dedicated Support team.
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.
Reece is Customer Success Manager at Coeo.
Being one of the Data Platform Engineers in the Dedicated Support team, I collaborate with our customers to provide technical support and help maintain and improve their existing environment.
I’ve now been at Coeo since 2016 and have already been exposed to a plethora of different of estates across a range of business sectors. Outside of work, I spend as much time as I can out in the countryside hiking, kayaking and going on “adventures”.
Scott is a Data Platform Specialist in Coeo’s Dedicated Support team.
I am a Data Platform Engineer in the Dedicated Support team, and joined Coeo in 2018 as a graduate. Working at Coeo is great because it allows me to work at the bleeding edge of the Microsoft Data Platform and learn new skills on a daily basis, relevant to my passion for data and technology.
Daria is a Data Platform Specialist in Coeo’s Dedicated Support Team.
As a Software Architect at Coeo, I’m responsible for building out and supporting our internal software capabilities, including our customer portal. I’ve been a full stack developer for over 20 years, and been building software hosted in Azure since 2014, currently holding the Azure Developer Associate certification. Times are quickly changing in and I’m currently enjoying leveraging the power of Docker and Kubernetes to build software.
Kevin is a Support Practice Team Lead at Coeo
James is a Principal Client Manager at Coeo, specialising in financial organisations.
I’m an Internal Solution Specialist 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.