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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 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’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.

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.

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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Raul is a Data Platform Senior Engineer on our 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.

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.

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.

Justin is a Data Platform Specialist in our Dedicated Support team.

Simon is a Solution Architect at Coeo.

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Bhavisha is a Data Platform Specialist in our Dedicated Support team.

As a Principal 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.

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.

Bhagya is Coeo’s Project Co-ordinator

Being one of the Data Platform Specialists 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”.

I am Coeo’s solutions specialist aligned to the retail sector where I 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 retail events in both a commercial and technical capacity.

I am a Data Platform Specialist 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.

Mark is a Data Platform Senior Engineer on 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.

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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.

Kieran is Coeo’s Infrastructure Engineer.

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.

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’ve worked in IT for over 25 years, predominantly managing software development projects. I have the honour of being Coeo’s first full-time project manager and am passionate about helping our talented consultants deliver projects that make a real difference for our customers. My role is varied and interesting: no two projects are exactly the same, and working with customers in different sectors means that I get to learn something on each new engagement.

When I’m not working I can sometimes be found tinkling the ivories and playing golf, although not usually at the same time!

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

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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Chris is a Data Platform Specialist on Coeo’s Dedicated Support team.

I am a Principal Engineer 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.

As a Solutions 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.

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