Blogger Program

The Official PASS Virtual Summit Blogger program is made up of some of the community's most influential and knowledgeable experts across architecture, data management, analytics, and professional development.

This year's team of bloggers will share the latest event announcements, along with their past experiences, and tips and tricks in the lead up to PASS Virtual Summit 2020.

Latest Posts by the Offical Summit Bloggers

Nov 11 2020
PASS Summit 2020 Sessions

I put together a Power BI report that pulls the sessions list from PASS Summit’s web site.

Keep reading

Nov 3 2020
PASS Summit 2020

With PASS Summit being virtual this year, one of the first questions I had was whether the event was going to be able to offer more than just technical sessions. While I have benefited from the technical sessions in the past, the most valuable... Keep reading

Oct 30 2020
PASS Virtual Summit 2020

Se acerca noviembre, este año 2020 la vida como sociedad nos ha presentado retos en todos los aspectos, salud, economía, etc. Para mi noviembre se ha transformado en un mes especial por la oportunidad de compartir con algunos amigos y colegas... Keep reading

Sep 15 2020
Imagine All the People

PASS Summit has been the largest and most appreciated Microsoft Data Platform conference in the world for many years. It brings together data professionals from around the world and creates a unique opportunity to meet and network with friends... Keep reading

Jun 26 2020
PASS 2020 Virtual Summit – Microsoft Premium Sponsor

​ Toward the end of June, PASS announced Microsoft as a Premium sponsor for the 2020 PASS Virtual Summit. What does that mean? Here are 3 things: 1.  1:1 virtual meetings – Microsoft Azure Data Clinic.... Keep reading

Jun 26 2020
Microsoft has been Announced as the Premier Sponsor for PASS Virtual Summit

The formal announcement is here (Announcement). What does this mean to you? This means that you will have 1 on 1 time with Microsoft Engineers and highly sought after content from Microsoft for the Summit. If you have not had a chance to... Keep reading

Jun 17 2020
PASS 2020 – The First Virtual Summit

As many of you have heard, PASS 2020 will be launching their first virtual summit this November. I know some of you may be disappointed, like me, with the lack of face-to-face interaction that typically comes with conferences; but there are... Keep reading

Jun 12 2020
PASS Summit 2020 Going Virtual

Apparently due to Covid-19, the PASS Summit 2020 will not be live in Houston, TX. This is disappointing but necessary because of circumstances. Many were interested to see the affects of moving the Summit to another city. Keep reading

Jun 11 2020
PASS Summit has gone Virtual in 2020

Hey all, this is a historic moment in the SQL Community. PASS Summit will be virtual this year.  As a PASS Blogger I wanted you to know of the news. All the information is in the link and the registration if you just want to... Keep reading

Jun 8 2020
SELECT TOP (3) Pre-Conference Sessions

PASS has recently announced the lineup of PASS Summit 2020 pre-conference sessions. In case you are not familiar with the concept, these are full day, deep-dive sessions, delivered by selected experts in the industry. As opposed to a regular... Keep reading


Official PASS Summit 2020 Bloggers

  • Ben Miller
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    Ben Miller

    Ben has been a member of the SQL Server Community since 2000. He loves a challenge and has fixed many SQL Servers and helped hundreds of people get more out of their DBA jobs.  He is a Data Platform MVP a SQL Server Certified Master (MCM). He has worked at various companies throughout the USA, as well as at Microsoft for 7 years. He is passionate about SQL Server Infrastructure, High Availability, Automation and Integration using SMO and PowerShell. He teaches DBAs how to use PowerShell to do their job and teaches SQL Server Internals. He is @DBAduck all around the web (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Blog) so let's catch up.

    Ben's blog:

  • Bob Pusateri
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    Bob Pusateri

    Bob Pusateri is a Microsoft Certified Master, Data Platform MVP, DBA, and systems architect with over 13 years experience using the Microsoft Data Platform. His interests involve internals, performance optimization, cloud technologies, and very large databases (VLDBs). Bob is an active member of both the downtown and suburban Chicago PASS groups, and a frequent speaker at conferences and SQL Saturday events. He is also co-leader of the PASS HA/DR Virtual Group, co-organizer of SQL Saturday Chicago, and President of the Chicago SQL Association. He maintains a web presence through both twitter (@SQLBob) and his blog:

  • Eitan Blumin
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    Eitan Blumin

    Eitan Blumin is a SQL Server Generalist consultant with decades of experience in all fields relating to Microsoft SQL Server databases (since the year 2005), including but not limited to: Database design, management, TSQL programming, performance tuning, replication, backup management, security management, high availability and disaster recovery, SSIS, SSRS, encryption, migrations and more.

    Eitan Blumin is currently working as a Senior SQL Server Consultant and Team Leader at Madeira Data Solutions. Other than his day-to-day consultant work, he also co-hosts the popular “SQL Server Radio” podcast with Guy Glantser, writes professional materials for the SQL Server community, delivers professional presentations and courses, and serves as a pivotal source of expert knowledge for the Madeira team.

    Eitan's blog:

  • Guy Glantser
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    Guy Glantser

    Guy Glantser, Data Platform MVP, is the leader of the Israeli PASS local group and also the CEO and founder of Madeira Data Solutions. His career has been focused on the Microsoft Data Platform for more than 20 years, performing various database roles as either an on-site DBA, an external consultant or a speaker. Guy is involved in many activities in the Microsoft Data Platform community, as a blogger, speaker, event organizer, and more. He occasionally speaks at community events, such as PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Saturdays and user groups around the world. He also co-hosts the SQL Server Radio podcast.

    Guy's blog:

  • KELLYN Gorman
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    KELLYN Gorman

    Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman is an Oracle SME Engineer in Customer Success at Microsoft. Kellyn has spent an awful lot of time working with database migrations from various platforms, helping customers build out Azure and Oracle Cloud solutions and architecture for Oracle, MySQL, PostgresSQL, and other data platforms on Azure IaaS. She is an alumni of the Oracle ACE program and the Idera ACE program in the Microsoft community. Kellyn is currently a Friend of Redgate and is very proud to be a member, and one of only six women, who are part of the Oak Table Network.

    Kellyn has a long history of database and system optimization tuning, automation and designing robust infrastructure for longevity. She consistently advocates logical tuning of code and design before hardware solutions. In recent years, she's become known for her expertise in DevOps, Enterprise Manager, AWR, (Automatic Workload Repository) Warehouse, analytics, Power BI, and virtualization of database environments with complex cloud management. 

    Kellyn's blog:

  • Kevin Kline
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    Kevin Kline

    Kevin Kline is a noted database expert and software industry veteran. A long-time Microsoft Data Platform MVP and noted community leader in the IT industry, Kevin is a founder and former president of the Professional Association for SQL Server, as well as the author of popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a top-rated speaker at industry trade shows worldwide and has a monthly column at Database Trends magazine. He tweets at @kekline and blogs regularly. Kevin is a Principal Program Manager at SentryOne, a leading vendor of database tools. 

    Kevin's blog:

  • Malathi Mahadevan
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    Malathi Mahadevan

    Mala Mahadevan is a senior database professional with over 20 years of experience working with data, primarily in SQL Server and related technologies. She is a passionate member of community and  a featured blogger on She blogs frequently at She is on twitter as @sqlmal.

  • Marco Tulio Gomez Reyes
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    Marco Tulio Gomez Reyes

    Marco Tulio is the General Manager of Soluciones Computarizadas ( a company dedicated to consulting, training and outsourcing related to business intelligence, databases management and data management in azure.

    Previously he was CRM & Commercial Intelligence Leader at Kimberly-Clark Professional in Guatemala, OLAP architect for Microsoft Analysis Services solutions at Tigo Guatemala (Millicom International Cellular) and operations manager at CADS, S.A. (Tecun Group)

    Marco Tulio Holds a master's degree in Information Technologies, is a professor in the business analytics mastery of the Galileo University in Guatemala, he’s also Microsoft Certified Trainer and has several technical certifications on Microsoft products

    He also participates actively in the events related to SQL Server, Business Intelligence and Power BI in his country Guatemala, currently he is leader of the local group of PASS oriented to business intelligence and leader of the Power BI User Group.

    Marco's blog:

  • Priscilla Camp
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    Priscilla Camp

    Priscilla Camp is a Business Intelligence and Analytics Specialist III at the University of Central Florida. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a Master’s Degree in Interpersonal Communication. She has over 9 years of experience in the field of IT working as a Business Intelligence Analyst. Priscilla started her career working for a startup small business in 2010 and several years later moved over to the Higher Education Industry where she currently resides. Priscilla's focus is T-SQL, Data Warehousing, MS Power BI, and B.I. Strategy. She is also the Leader of the Orlando Power BI User Group.

    Priscilla’s blog:

  • Shabnam Watson
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    Shabnam Watson

    Shabnam Watson is a Business Intelligence architect, speaker, and blogger with 20 years of experience developing data warehouse and business intelligence solutions. Her work focus within the Microsoft BI Stack has been on Analysis Services and Power BI. She is an active member of PASS community and has spoken at PASS Summit, SQL Saturdays, PASS Business Analytics and PASS Women in Technology virtual chapters, and many other user groups and conferences. She is a co-organizer of SQL Saturday Atlanta - BI Edition. She holds a master's degree in computer science, a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, and a Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) certification by The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI).

    Shabnam's blog:

  • Thomas LeBlanc
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    Thomas LeBlanc

    Thomas LeBlanc (Microsoft Data Platform MVP) is a Product Manager at Idera working with Wherescape data warehouse automation tools 3D and Streaming. WhereScape tools focus on the central goal of extracting the data in operational systems, normalizing it to the enterprise's standards, and sharing it with the various business stakeholders. As a PASS volunteer, he is past chair of Excel BI and Data Arch VCs and is active in the Baton Rouge Analytics and SQL Server User groups, as well as chair of the 1st SQLSaturday BI Edition in Baton Rouge.

    Thomas' blog:

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