Top Microsoft SQL Server executives Ted Kummert and Quentin Clark took center stage in a series of keynote addresses at PASS Summit 2012 Wednesday, November 7, and Thursday, November 8.

In addiiton, the ever-popular Dr. David DeWitt, who has presented at many PASS Summits both as a session speaker and a keynote speaker, made a return appearance with a packed Spotlight Session on “Big Data Meets SQL Server."



Ted Kummert
Corporate Vice President, Data Platform Group,
Microsoft Corp.

Keynote Session, Wednesday, Nov 7
Accelerate Insight on any Data 

Microsoft CVP Ted Kummert presented the opening keynote at the 2012 PASS Summit, where he was joined by the technical minds behind Microsoft's data platform solutions and services. In this data-driven era, it's time to seize your opportunity to accelerate insight on any data. Ted shared details on what Microsoft is doing to enable you to do just that.

About Ted Kummert:
As corporate vice president of the Data Platform Group (DPG) within the Microsoft Server and Tools Business at Microsoft Corp.,Ted Kummert is responsible for leading the product strategy and development of an integrated application platform – including database and application servers, cloud services, and data programmability and modeling technologies. Products and services delivered by DPG include the Microsoft data platform (including SQL Server, SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse, Windows Azure Data Services and Microsoft’s business intelligence and big data offerings), and Windows Embedded, extending the power of Windows and DPG’s products and services to industry devices within intelligent systems.


Quentin Clark
Corporate Vice President, Data Platform Group, SQL Project Management, Microsoft Corp.

Keynote Session, November 8
The Data Lifecycle: Turning Data Into Business Value

Day 2 of the 2012 PASS Summit brought Microsoft CVP Quentin Clark to the keynote stage, where he took attendees on a journey through the integrated data lifecycle. Quentin focused on the topic of turning data into business value through the practical application of technologies discussed in the Day 1 keynote. Attendees saw how to go deeper into the data lifecycle and learned how they could do the same.

About Quentin Clark:
As corporate vice president of program management for Microsoft SQL Server, Quentin Clark oversees the design and delivery of the entire family of SQL Server products. Leading a team of technical engineers, his responsibilities include product direction and definition through program management, user experience design, and customer engagement programs. This spans SQL Server’s work in all workloads – databases, integration and business intelligence, as well as the release forms of the product – software, appliance and the cloud. 


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