Asia's Largest Learning Event
Data, AI, Advanced Analytics & Open Source
Data platform summit 2019
Conference – 22, 23 & 24 August 2019
Pre-Conference Training – 19, 20 & 21 August
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50+ Speakers, 90+ Subjects, 100+ Sessions, 300+ Companies, 1000+ Attendees
3 Days of Pre-Cons, 3 Days of Conference, 7 Tracks, 30+ Technologies
An Unimaginable Flow of intelligence & expertise


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Data & Analytics Summit

Data & Analytics Summit

Data & Analytics Summit

Data & Analytics Summit

Data & Analytics Summit

Data & Analytics Summit


3 Days of Pre-Conference Training , 3 Days of Conference Learning, 7 Key Technology Tracks, 50+ Global Subject Matter Experts & Industry leaders, 100+ Sessions, 300+ Companies, 1000+ Attendees, 90+ Subjects, 30+ Technologies  & an unimaginable flow of intelligence & expertise.

Welcome to DPS 2019 (Aug 22, 23 & 24, 2019). Pre-Cons (Aug 19, 20 & 21)

Data Platform Summit (DPS) from DataPlatformGeeks, is an annual & international 3-day learning event (with  3 days of pre-conference training) on Microsoft Data Platform, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Analytics & Open Source. DPS is the only learning event in Asia where Microsoft Data Group Team Members from Redmond (USA) & global experts from 15+ nations fly down to Bangalore to deliver in-depth sessions on diverse technologies related to data & analytics.

Data Platform Summit 2019, the 5th edition of Data Platform Summit, will focus on seven technology tracks: Data Science (including Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning amongst others), Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics, Database Administration, Database Development, Cloud, IoT & NoSQL, Big Data and Open Source.

In 2015, Asia’s First SQL Conference was hosted by DataPlatformGeeks Team. Today, DPS has become Asia’s signature conference in the field of Data & Analytics.

DPS 2018 was a majestic success. Click to Know More.

Contact Team DPS: or call +91 9606482133 / +91 8217320907 / +91 9503124667

Why Should You Attend DPS 2019?

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DPS 2019 Speakers

The Leaders, Experts, Industry-Veterans, Product Makers, MVPs, MCMs & Most Importantly, Community Champions

Amit Banerjee

Principal Group Program Manager from Microsoft, USA

Denzil Ribeiro

Principal Program Manager from Microsoft, USA

Ola Hallengren

Data Platform MVP from Sweden

Sanjay Mishra

Principal Group PM Manager, Azure Data from Microsoft, USA

Sunil Kamath

Director of Program Management from Microsoft, USA

Sunil Agarwal

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft, USA


Principal Program Manager Lead, Microsoft, USA

Praveen Srivatsa

Data & AI Expert from India

Reid Havens

Independent BI Expert and Data Platform MVP from USA

Kevin Boles

SQL Server Expert, MCT from USA

Peter Myers

Independent BI Expert and Data Platform MVP from Australia

Siva Harinath

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Redmond

Denny Cherry

Principal Consultant, Data Platform MVP, Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server from USA

Aviv Ezrachi

Group Principal Product Manager from Microsoft Israel

Joey D’Antoni

Senior Consultant, Data Platform MVP from USA

Jennifer Stirrup

Data Whisperer, MVP, Microsoft Regional Director from UK

Sandeep Alur

Director, Microsoft Technology Center, India

William Durkin

Data Platform MVP from Germany

Damian Widera

Sr. Project Manager, MVP, MCT from Poland
Data Platform Summit 2019

Monica Rathbun

Data Platform MVP from USA

Charley Hanania

Data Platform Expert, MCT from Switzerland

Matt Gordon

Data Platform MVP from USA

Rony Chatterjee

Senior Program Manager from Microsoft, USA

John Q. Martin

Data Platform Engineer, Data Platform MVP from UK

Hugo Kornelis

Database Consultant from Netherlands

Andre Melancia

MCT from Portugal

Sandy Winarko

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft China

Ginger Grant

Data Raconteur, Data Platform MVP, MCT from USA

Tejas Shah

Sr. Program Manager, SQL Tiger Team - Azure Data Services from Microsoft, India

Alicia Moniz

Analytics Lead from USA

Amit Bansal

Data Platform Architect, Data Platform MVP, Microsoft Certified Master, Microsoft Regional Director from India

Anupama Natarajan

Data and AI Consultant , Data Platform MVP, MCT from New Zealand

Hamish Watson

Consultant, DevOps Enthusiast, MVP from New Zealand

Ben Weissman

Data Warehouse & BI Expert, MVP, BimlHero from Germany

Muniraju Pulipalyam

CTO-in-Residence from Microsoft, India


Program Manager, Microsoft from USA

Sandip Pani

Database/BI developer, India

Heidi Hasting

SQL & BI Expert from Australia

Devashish Salgaonkar

Sr. Site Reliability Engineer, Microsoft, India

Martin Cairney

Data Platform MVP, MCT from Australia

Kranthi Kumar Medam

Senior Software Engineer from Microsoft, India


Senior Software Engineering Manager from Microsoft, India

Vijay Reddy

DBA Manager, SQL Server Expert, from India

Janusz Rokicki

Data Platform Expert from UK

Gogula Aryallingam

Data Platform MVP from Sri Lanka

Mia Chang

AI MVP from Germany


Principal Program Manager from Microsoft, USA

Martin Catherall

Data Platform MVP from Australia

Abhishek Narain

Program Manager, Microsoft from China


Principal Engineering Architect Manager, Azure Data, Microsoft, USA

Shweta Gupta

Principal Engineer & Architect from Microsoft, India.

Manik Jindal

Computer Scientist from Adobe, India

Kanika Gera

Technical Product Manager from Adobe, USA

Tulasi Menon

Senior Product Manager from Microsoft, India

Shweta Gaur

Data and AI Architect from Microsoft India.

DPS 2019 Highlights

Seven Technology Tracks: Database Administration, Database Development, Data Science (including Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence), Cloud, IoT & NoSQL, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Big Data & Open Source
50+ Data & Analytics Subject Matter Experts & Industry Veterans. Participation from 300+ companies from 15+ nations.
Product Makers: Microsoft’s (USA & India) elite AzureCAT, DataCAT, Cosmos DB Team, SQL TIGER, Global Black Belt & Product Teams to fly down to Bengaluru as SME’s for DPS 2019
3- Day Learning Summit (Aug 22, 23, & 24) & 3-Days of in-depth classroom training known as Pre-cons (Aug 19, 20 & 21)
18 Pre-Conference Training Classes. Full-day demo-based deep-dive classroom trainings that are aligned to DPS 2019 tracks. (Six Pre-Cons on Day 1 (Aug 19), Six Pre-Cons on Day 2 (Aug 20) and Six Pre-Cons on Day 3 (Aug 21))
100+ highly curated Breakout Sessions, Open-Talks & Chalk-Talks. Panel Discussions. Ask-The-Experts. Scheduled Interactions. Hands-On-Labs.

Technology Coverage at DPS 2019

Delegates at DPS 2019

Who Should Attend

Database Administrators

Database Developers

Business Intelligence Professionals

Big Data Professionals

Solutions Architects

Data Scientists

Database Managers & Team Leaders

Technical Leads

Business Analysts

Data/Analytics Consultants

CTOs/CIOs/IT Directors

Project Managers/Leads

Why Should You Attend

Learn directly from the makers. Microsoft Data Group Team to fly down from Redmond

Network & learn from industry experts & the largest gathering of MCMs & MVPs

AzureCAT, SQL TIGER, Product & Global Black Belt Teams handling the toughest SQL deployments worldwide. All at DPS 2019.

Build professional relationship with 1000+ peers from 300+ companies.

Up-skill & re-skill yourself to remain competitive & relevant with the wide technology tracks @ DPS 2019.

Interactive Learning with Chalk-Talks & Open-Talks, scheduled interactions with speakers & panel-discussions.

Shatter the ceiling to explore more about the 30+ technologies under the Microsoft Data Platform stack & Open Source technologies.

Get real-time project solutions from Microsoft PMs, Principal PMs, Group PMs, Premier Field Engineers, Escalation Engineers & Data Architects.

18 deep-dive, advanced, demo-based, classroom training from 9 am to 6 pm on Aug 19, 20 & 21 by international experts.

Get conference material for all tracks & certificate of participation.

Key Highlights

Only event in Asia to host the largest gathering of Microsoft Certified Masters & Microsoft Most Valued Professional awardees

Only event in Asia to give you direct access to Product Team members from Redmond (USA)

Only event in Asia where you learn the latest in Data & Analytics

Only event in Asia with new & innovative learning techniques

Only Data & Analytics event in Asia with 100+ training sessions

Only Data & Analytics event in Asia with 7 technology tracks

Only Data & Analytics event in Asia where AzureCAT, SQL TIGER & Global Black Belt team come under one roof


Full-day, demo-based, deep-dive classroom training on 18 trending subjects by global data & analytics experts

Pre-Conference Trainings (Pre-Cons) are full-day, focused, deep-dive, demo-based classroom training aligned to DPS 2019 tracks and scheduled on August 19, 20 & 21. DPS 2019 will have 18 pre-cons (six pre-cons on each day of Aug 19, Aug 20 and Aug 21. Each Pre-Con will be delivered by an internationally renowned technology expert. Pre-Conference trainings at DPS are designed to offer you advanced training on a specific topic/subject. It also enhances your summit experience for the next 3 days. You also receive exclusive content for the training you attend along with a participation certificate. It is highly recommended that every DPS delegate chooses one or more Pre-Cons that matches his/her profile & project needs.

DPS 2019 Pre-Cons Summary/Schedule

19 August 2019 (Monday) 20 August 2019 (Tuesday) 21 August 2019 (Wednesday)
Power BI Service Reporting and Dashboarding End-to-End
(Reid Havens & Siva Harinath)
Power BI Desktop Data Modeling End-to-End
(Peter Myers & Siva Harinath)
App in a Day using Microsoft Power Platform
(Siva Harinath)
Practical SQL Server Performance Troubleshooting
(Amit Bansal)
Developing Your First Artificial Intelligence (AI) Application (Anupama Natarajan) A Deep Dive On Microsoft Azure Data Platform
(Joey D’Antoni)
Azure Infrastructure
(Denny Cherry)
Automation, Builds & Containers For DevOps – The ABCD’s Of Deploying Scalable Database Solutions (Hamish Watson) HADR – SQL Server & Azure (Denny Cherry)
Architecting a Modern Analytics Solution – Start To Finish
(Joey D’Antoni)
Supervised and unsupervised Machine Learning with Python
(Damian Widera)
Tuning your workloads for the cloud with Azure SQL Database (John Q Martin)
Building Machine Learning Solutions with Azure Machine Learning (Ginger Grant) Evolving Your Data Platform For The Cloud
(John Q Martin)
Back to The Future: Modernizing Your ETL Solution in The Cloud with SSIS in Azure Data Factory (Sandy Winarko)
TBA TBA Building Data Science Solutions Using Azure Data Bricks(Ginger Grant)

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DPS 2019 Summit & and the 3-day Pre-Cons are packaged into seven options.

Conference & Pre-Conference Venue

Radisson Blu (Formerly Park Plaza), 90-4, Marathahalli Outer Ring Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560037, India

Our Knowledge Partners


Data, AI & Advanced Analytics Summit


Your ROI From DPS 2019

Conference Material

  • Take the complete conference material back with you
  • Share with your colleagues & peers
  • Be a star team member

Interact with AzureCAT & SQL TIGER Team

  • Learn about the most complex deployments of the world
  • Take your organization to the next level
  • Be a champion in your team

Need We Say More?

  • 3 Days
  • 7 Tracks 
  • 30+ Technologies
  • 40+ Speakers
  • 80+ Subjects
  • 100+ Sessions
  • 300+ Companies

Full day Trainings

  • Attend full-day training on Aug 19, 20, 21
  • Re-deliver back in your organization

Case studies from the field

  • MS Premier Field Engineers teach you real world issues 
  • Avoid them in your projects
  • Attain greater customer satisfaction

Industry experts from 16+ countries share their domain experience

  • Help your current projects & be ready for the next one
  • Get customer recognition

MS Program Managers, Principal PMs, Group PMs

  • Learn the internals from them and implement in your projects, the right way
  • Enjoy accolades from your customers

Summit Highlights

  • Breakout sessions, Open-Talks, Chalk-Talks, Group Discussions, Hands-On-Labs, Ask-The-Experts, Scheduled Interactions
  • {n} number of ways to gain knowledge

Join the peers

  • Join 1000+ attendees
  • 300+ companies
  •  Network. Learn. Explore. Be part of the largest gathering of Data & Analytics professionals

Our Glorious History

Without past, there would be no future. An outcome of persistent efforts and indomitable perseverance resulted in Asia’s First SQL Conference in the year 2015. At SQLServerGeeks Annual Summit 2015 (SSGAS 2015), 50+ speakers delivered 70+ sessions in 5 tracks across 3 days for 800+ attendees –a remarkable beginning!

Continuing the success, SQLServerGeeks Annual Summit 2016 (SSGAS 2016) witnessed a bigger and better conference. 3 days, 5 tracks, 70+ speakers, 130+ sessions, 1000+ attendees – the learning event was a grand success and embarked its position as a signature tech event of India. The data & analytics professionals in India learnt from the who’s who of the industry. Microsoft SQL CAT Team, SQL TIGER Team, Global Black Belt Team, Product Engineers from Redmond, USA – name it and they were there.

The visionary keynotes from the Corporate Vice Presidents of Microsoft Data Group (Redmond, USA) during 2015 & 2016 were the icing on the cake. Overall, an unmatched & unparalleled learning & networking experience. With changing times, SQLServerGeeks (SSG) transformed into DataPlatformGeeks (DPG), a broader version covering 30+technologies in Microsoft Data Platform stack.

The third conference was thus re-named Data Platform Summit 2017. DPS 2017 saw the IT Minister of Karnataka inaugurating the 3-day learning event, followed by a intriguing keynote by Mr. Narendra Bhandari (GM, Microsoft India). More than 200 sessions were delivered by 80+ speakers on the following tracks – Database Administration, Database Development, Data Science, Cloud, IoT & NoSQL, Big Data & VLDBs and Professional Development.

The fourth year, we broke many barriers. DPS was shifted to a five-star property with a world-class infrastructure, more Pre-Cons were added and summit sessions were highly curated. DPS 2018 set new standards for the industry to follow by making the conference sponsor-free. 0% Marketing, 100% Learning. The best from the industry & Microsoft joined us, and it was mind-blowing. Five days of non-stop learning, and our delegates wanted more. DPS 2018 was majestically executed and feedbacks from delegates were overwhelming. Rohan Kumar, Corporate Vice President, Azure Data Group, from Redmond along with his team delivered a marvelous keynote, much-awaited by the industry.

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