Empowering Data & AI Transformation

The Largest Online Conference On
Data, Advanced Analytics & Artificial Intelligence

Summit Dates: Dec 2, 3 & 4 (Start Time: Dec 2, 2.00 pm AEDT. End Time: Dec 4, 10 pm ET) – 72 hours. Non-Stop.
Training Class Dates: Pre-Cons (Nov 30 & Dec 1). Post-Cons (Dec 7 & 8).

A truly redefining moment in community-driven conferences has arrived. Your favorite learning event is now global, will run round-the-clock, covering the entire globe. A never-seen-before phenomenon, 64 volunteers from across continents will defy geographical boundaries and come together to pull-off the spectacle. With 30+ Training Classes, 200+ Breakout Sessions, 100+ World’s Best Educators, 48 hours of Pre-Cons, 48 hours of Post-Cons & 72 hours of non-stop conference sessions – DPS 2020 is the largest online learning event on Microsoft Azure Data, Analytics & Artificial Intelligence. Attend LIVE & get the recordings. Training Classes & the conference is minimally priced for the community, yet, last twelve hours of the conference is free for anyone & everyone to join. Can you ask for more?

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The All-New Virtual Summit

Continous Learning Event. Start: 2 Dec 2 pm AEDT. End: 4 Dec 10 pm ET. Yeah, 72 hours, non-stop, online learning event with breakout sessions, Open-Talks, Chalk-Talks, Technical Round Tables, & a lot more. The virtual summit covers the whole world. Wherever you are, whichever time zone, just log-in – LIVE sessions, learning & networking will be going on. Last 12 hours of the event, free for everyone. Believe it.

The All-New Virtual Training Classes

Pre-Conference Training (Nov 30 & Dec 1). Post-Conference Training (Dec 7 & 8). 4 hours each day, for 2 consecutive days. Pre-Cons & Post-Cons will happen in four different time zones (four batches). And each batch will have approximately 4 parallel classes. Yes, 16 pre-cons & 16 post-cons. Attend LIVE classes & get recordings too. Believe this too!

Access Session Recordings

Data Platform Virtual Summit (DPS) will be executed by 64 volunteers who will be working in shifts, round-the-clock, to bring you an extraordinary 72 hrs non-stop online learning experience. You get this incredible experience at very affordable prices. And guess what? We give you on-demand access to all the session recordings at no extra cost. Unbelievable, but true. Courtesy, DataPlatformGeeks 🙂

Azure Data, Analytics & AI

DPS will focus on Microsoft Azure Data Platform, Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Analytics. Here is your golden opportunity to learn directly from Microsoft Azure Data, Power BI, AI & SQL Server Product Group Team Members, MVPs, MCMs & Industry Veterans. 7 Key Technology Tracks, 100+ Global Subject Matter Experts & Industry leaders, 110+ Countries, 200+ Sessions, 450+ Companies, 2000+ Attendees, 90+ Subjects & 30+ Technologies.

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Round-The-Clock, Non-Stop.

Pre-Con Classes: Nov 30 & Dec 1. Conference: Dec 2, 3 & 4 (72 hours Non-Stop). Post-Con Classes: Dec 7 & 8.

Data Platform Summit Showcase

In its sixth edition, Data Platform Summit is a signature tech event focusing on Data, Analytics & AI.

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Top Four Reasons To Attend DPS 2020

DPS @ Your Home

DPS comes to you. At your home, at your office – wherever you are. A truly virtual and global event which will run round-the-clock. Grab it!

Take Home 100% Content

You get access to all the recordings. On-demand. conference, as well as training classes (Pre-Cons & Post-Cons). Play, Pause, Rewind, Play – Steal it!

World’s Best @ DPS

Think of your favorite speakers – they are here. Microsoft Product Group Members, MVPs, MCMs, Industry Leaders, Practice Heads – Love it!

Unbelievable Pricing

Summit – just $249. Training Classes – just $339. Additional 50% off straightaway. Get recordings too at no extra cost. Book more, get more discounts. BEAT IT! 

Why Should You Attend Data Platform Virtual Summit 2020?

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The Leaders, Experts, Industry-Veterans, Product Makers, MVPs, MCMs & Most Importantly, Community Champions. (more stalwarts coming soon)

Bob Ward

Principal Architect, Microsoft, USA

Steve Jones

Data Platform MVP, USA

Melody Zacharias

Pure Storage, Sr. Microsoft Solution Manager, Canada

Itzik Ben-Gan

Data Platform MVP, USA

Buck Woody

Applied Data Scientist, Microsoft, USA

Dr. Greg Low

Data Platform MVP, MCM, RD, Australia

Ginger Grant

Data Platform MVP, MCT, USA

Amit Banerjee

Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft, USA

Ajay Jagannathan

Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft, USA

Peter Myers

Data Platform MVP, Australia

Sanjay Mishra

Product Management Leader, Azure Data, Microsoft, USA

Monica Rathbun

Data Platform MVP, USA

Pam Lahoud

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft, USA

Erik Darling

SQL Server Expert, USA

Joe Sack

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft, USA

Ben Weissman

Data Platform MVP, Germany

Melissa Coates

Coates Data Strategies, Data Architect, United States

Andy Leonard

Data Platform MVP, USA

Pedro Lopes

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft, USA

Thomas Grohser

Data Platform MVP, USA

Dejan Sarka

Data Platform MVP, MCT, Slovenia

Alex Whittles

Data Platform MVP, UK

Kelly Kaye

Business Applications Customer Advisory Board Lead, United States

Rob Sewell

DataPlatform MVP, UK

Virtual Training Classes of DPS 2020

8 hours, demo-based, deep-dive, 32 virtual classroom training by global data & analytics experts

Pre-Conference Trainings (Pre-Cons) on Nov 30 & Dec 1. Post-Conference Trainings (Post-Cons) on Dec 7 & 8. Pre-Cons & Post-Cons are 8 hours, focused, deep-dive, demo-packed virtual classroom training sessions aligned to DPS 2020 tracks. DPS 2020 will have 16 Pre-Cons & 16 Post-Cons. Each class will run for eight hours, four and a half hours each day (with 30 mins break in between), for two consecutive days. Just like the summit, Pre-Cons & Post-Cons will also run round-the-clock, non-stop. There will be four batches spread across four different time zones. Each batch will have four parallel classes. A total of 16 Pre-Cons & 16 Post-Cons.

Pre-Conference trainings at DPS are designed to offer intermediate-level training on a specific topic/subject. It also helps in a better understanding of the summit content. Post-Conference trainings are designed to offer advanced-level training on a specific topic/subject. It also helps in developing your skills and gaining further knowledge beyond the summit content. Apart from attending LIVE classes, you get on-demand access to class recordings, exclusive content along with a participation certificate. It is a STEAL, grab it! Pro-Tip: You can register for multiple pre-cons and post-cons even if you are not able to attend them – no worries, you get the recordings!

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Unbelievable Pricing

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US$ 249

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3 Days & 3 Nights of the Summit – LIVE, FULL ACCESS

Session Recordings (All) – 12 Month Complementary Subscription (On-Demand Access)

Close to 200 Sessions

Breakouts, Open-Talks, Chalk-Talks, Technical Round Tables, Community Zone & More

Conference Material (All Sessions)

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Training Class (Pre-Con/Post-Con)

US$ 339

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12 Month Complementary Subscription – Recorded Class (On-Demand)

Training Class Material

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Free Attendance (Last 12 Hours)

Last 12 Hours of the Summit Sessions

Breakout Sessions Only

No Session Recordings

No Conference Material


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DPS 2020 Highlights

Data Platform Virtual Summit 2020 Pre-Cons, Post-Cons & the content of all 200+ sessions will be recorded and will be made available ONLY to registered delegates at no extra cost. Yeah, this is the community spirit in every sense.
100+ Global Subject Matter Experts will deliver 200+ breakout sessions across 30+ technologies. Attend LIVE & also get access to all the recordings (included in your ticket price).
Microsoft Azure Data, Analytics, AI, Power BI & SQL Server Product Team Members will deliver top-notch, latest content. MVPs will bring real-world consulting experience and notes from the field. Can't grasp so much? No worries, watch the recordings later, at your convenience!
200+ session across seven parallel tracks. 50+ Open-Talks & Chalk-Talks. Dozens of Technical Round Tables. Ask-The-Experts. Yes, you cannot attend all of them. That is why, we give your the recordings, absolutely complementary.
Sixteen Pre-Cons & Sixteen Post-Cons. Total 32. 4 hours each day, two consecutive days. These virtual training classes will happen in four time zones, multiple batches. Get class recordings too. Absolutely complementary.
Seven Parallel Technology Tracks: Database Administration, Database Development, Data Science (including Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence), Architecture, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Industry Solution & Professional Development.

Technology Coverage at DPS 2020


Architecture track will feature sessions related to architecting solutions & deployments around SQL Server, Azure SQL Family, Hybrid models, Linux, Containers, Kubernetes, HADR, Internals & a lot more.


Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics track will feature sessions related to Azure Synapse Analytics, Power Platform, Analysis Services, SSIS, SSRS, Azure Data Factory, Azure Stream Analytics, R services, Azure Databricks, HDInsight, Data Lake Storage, Power BI Embedded & more.


Data Administration track will feature sessions related to SQL Server, Azure SQL Family, SQL on Linux & Containers, Kubernetes, HADR, Performance Optimization, Query Tuning, Automation, Security & Auditing, Storage, Internals, SQL OS, Relational Engine, Data Modelling, Power Shell, Database Migration, Installation & Configuration & a lot more.


Database Science track will feature sessions related to ML Algorithms, Azure Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Services, Bot Services, R, Python, Cognitive Search, Databricks, Custom Vision, Speech, Q&A Maker, Deep Learning, Neural Network, Text Analytics & more.


Database Development track will feature sessions related to application & database development against Azure SQL Family including SQL Server & Azure SQL, T-SQL Querying, Programming & Tuning, Python, JSON, XML, R, Ruby, C#, .NET EF, PHP & a lot more.


Industry Solution track will feature sessions related to Data/Analytics/AI solutioning for different industries and verticals like BFSI, Manufacturing, Retail, E-Commerce, Healthcare, Utility, Energy, Hospitality & more.

Delegates at DPS 2020

Who Should Attend

Cloud Solution Architects

Data Engineers & Consultants

Database Administrators & Developers

DevOps Specialists

Business Intelligence Professionals

Big Data Professionals

Solutions Architects

Data Scientists

Database Managers & Team Leaders

Technical Leads

Business Analysts

CTOs/CIOs/IT Directors

Project Managers/Leads

Why Should You Attend

On-Demand access to all sessions. Absolutely complementary, for the whole year!

Learn directly from the makers. Access to Azure Data Engineering Teams

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

Microsoft Product Team Members from Azure SQL, AI, Power BI, SQL Server will deliver top-notch & latest sessions

A unique online networking experience. Virtual chat rooms to foster technology discussions

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

Get real-time project solutions from Microsoft Program Managers, Product Team Members, Premier Field Engineers, Escalation Engineers & Data Architects.

Key Highlights

You can register for multiple training classes (pre-cons & post-cons) even if you cannot attend them. You get the class recordings.

Parallel sessions will be going on round-the-clock from Dec 2, 9 am IST to Dec 4, 5 pm EST. Non-stop learning. Attend whatever you can in your time zone from the convenience of your home or office. Get on-demand access to the rest of the content. Free. Only for registered delegates.

The largest online gathering of Microsoft Certified Masters & Microsoft Most Valued Professional awardees

DPS pass prices are extremely community-friendly. True ROI.

Learning methodologies include Breakout Sessions, Open-Talks, Chalk-Talks, Panel-Discussions, Ask-The-Experts, Technical Round Tables – all online in a never-seen-before experience.

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Hear from Past Delegates: DPS 2019   |  DPS 2018   |  DPS 2017   |  SSGAS 2016  | SSGAS 2015 or just go to DPS Showcase  

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Excellent community event with loads of information sharing and gathering. Enjoyed all individual sessions and round table meetings with various technologists and Microsoft experts from Redmond. We should grow this community and bring more awareness about it to all our friends and colleagues….this is really helpful to get to know about the latest trending technologies, its applications and business use cases. Sessions with live hands-on topics can quickly remove the entry barriers in learning and implementing new technologies and it allows us to immediately use those technologies in our job without much training on it – I would say it is an amazing way of learning without struggling much! Never miss such opportunities….

Biju P K, Global Architect, ABB

I am glad that we took the right decision to send our folks to the summit… it was worth the time and money… I think this summit is one of its kind and a must attend for ever y techie…

Gaurav Mathur, SME, IBM

Great opportunity to meet and platform to interact with Industry best leaders, practitioners, product owners and to top it all great opportunity to learn directly from them! Definitely good take-away at the end of each conference! Keep up the good job DPS team!!

Sukin Raghunathan, Senior Manager - Software & Product Development at Omega Healthcare Management Services

Congratulations #DPS10 you made a grand success again. I really was wowed by DPS team efforts in fulling every Vow. Well enjoyed in the Journey of DPS 2019 with Incredible speaker sessions, interesting talks with participants and the world class hospitality. I felt awful for two things one is for missing second day and another thing missing to thank Amit in person. Thanks a Million to Amit and Whole DPS team for hosting a fantastic Platform. Wish all geeks will meet and rocks again in DPS2020!!!!!!!!

Aditya Kiran, Sr. Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services

A very well-organized event. Kudos to the organising team. You have created a great platform to understand the tools and techniques that are available or would be available on various Microsoft offerings.

Rajeev Rivankar, Group Manager and Lead Application Architect at Jeeves

Wonderful community to be part of, it is nice to have global conferences conducted by our own folks, pl keep it going for many more to benefit, specials kudos to organizing team. Thanks.

Vikrenth Ramamoorthy, Technical leader at iNautix Technologies

It was an enriching experience as almost all sessions had a working demo and real time example(s) to support the objective that was being driven. Presentations were done meticulously and had enough time for questions from the attendees. The magnitude of the summit was massive and great range of topics were covered. It was very well organized. One thing that the can be considered is to add is to bring in partners/stakeholders who got benefited from these technologies to share their success stories. That would be a valuable testimonial, give vote of confidence for the participants and wrap the summit with more glory.

Subha Priya Ramadass, Director – Software Engineering

Great sessions and the DPS summit provided a wonderful opportunity for the Microsoft geeks cut across all levels be it a developer, architect, sales, technology specialist…

The sessions enabled direct access to the experts and also getting a sneak preview on the roadmap and latest offerings by Microsoft in one place. The in depth sessions, live demos, open-talks, chalk-talks format well received by our team and an opportunity to learn, collaborate and innovate to gather with Microsoft and the dps summit made it possible.

Rajavel Kanagavelu, Architect (Azure Data Analytics & AI), Wipro

Great workshop! We made a right decision to send our team to the summit…

First time when I heard about DPS 2018 and only registered for pre-con workshops only however Mr. Amit Bansal convinced us to go for conference as well. Both workshop and summit were great. This workshop has given our team the tools to better identify opportunities to influence and persuade stake holders we work with to help grow overall business and reach our team goals.

Bheemarayappa Hanabar, Manager Group Digital Services India, Trelleborg

DPS summit is a great opportunity for data professionals, We get to know about all the Microsoft’s data stack in one platform. It’s an opportunity to come out of the routine and hear from experts on the latest happenings. I learn new things in technology and understand how Microsoft is investing in data space. Thanks to all the speakers and Microsoft leadership for sharing experiences to the community.

Kalyan Chakravarthi Kata, Head of Content Systems development, India, S&P Global Market Intelligence

I have been attending the DPS event for last 3 years and every year it is becoming better and better.

I want to congratulate the whole DPS team for organizing such a wonderful learning event this year. It was a break for myself and my team from our regular work and be part of this great learning experience. Learning new things about the Microsoft technologies, their new use cases, how AI and ML are helping the eco system to make it a better world. We got a chance to exchange our thoughts and build connect with the eminent speakers as well.

Overall great learning experience!! Look forward to attend another such event next year as well.

Atul Jain, Senior Manager (Microsoft technologies), Infosys Ltd

Your ROI From DPS 2020

LIVE + On-demand access to session recordings at no extra cost

Deep-Dive Insights from Microsoft Product Group Engineers

Download complete conference material including decks, demos, etc

Real-World training from MVPs, MCMs & Industry Experts

LIVE + On-demand access to recorded training class (Pre-Cons & Post-Cons) at no extra cost

Case Studies from Microsoft Customers & Partners – Notes from the field

Breakout Sessions, Open-Talks, Chalk-Talks, Technical Round Tables, Ask-The-Experts, Virtual Chat Rooms, Panel Discussions – Multiple ways of learning & networking

Oh! You were not able to attend? No worries, you have the recordings :)