DPS 2018 Speaker Announcement – Sunil Agarwal, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft (USA)

Brace yourself as we announce the first speaker of DPS 2018.

And it is THRILLING to let you know that Sunil Agarwal is back.

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Yes, Sunil Agarwal (Principal Program Manager, Microsoft US) was the most popular speaker amongst the audience in SSGAS 2015 & 2016. We missed him in DPS 2017. It is indeed a privilege to have him back.

And the icing on the cake is: Sunil Agarwal will be delivering a full-day pre-con on Aug 7 and regular breakout sessions, Open-Talks & Chalk-Talks at the conference, Aug 9 to 11.

Sunil’s pre-con title is “Migrating your on-premise database to Azure SQLDB/Managed Instance – Why and How?”. Learn More.

This is your only opportunity to attend a full-day training from Sunil Agarwal.

Who is Sunil Agarwal?

Seasoned professional with 30+ years of industry experience in databases. Sunil has worked as a Developer/Lead in database engine technology, as a tool Designer/Lead building backup/restore tools, as an application Developer/Manager enabling B2B commerce and e-learning, and as a Principal Program Manager in SQL Server Product Team for the last 15+ years. Sunil works in Azure SQLDB team driving customer adaption. Earlier, Sunil has led the team to deliver Column Store Index, Real-Time Operational Analytics, In-Memory OLTP, AlwaysON Readable Secondary, Data Compression, Snapshot Isolation, Vardecimal Storage Format, Enhancements to TempDB, Bulk Import/Export, and Supportability. Experienced in leading teams both for in-house and offshore development. Equally at ease with drill-down discussion with engineers and working with customers and partners. Have authored many technical white papers/blogs and two books in SQL Server. Popular SQL Server presenter in numerous national/international conferences. Enjoys teaching and have taught introductory programming courses at University of Rhode Island and University of Colorado.

DPS Team, DPG Team & eDominer welcomes Sunil Agarwal to DPS 2018.


What does it mean for you? This is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from the legend and your only opportunity to attend a full-day training from Sunil Agarwal.


DPS 2018 has a battery of power-packed speakers. Keep watching this space for DPS 2018 Stalwarts.

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There will be more than 100 Breakout, Open-Talks & Chalk-Talks session @ DPS 2018. This year, DPS will see highly curated content from the world’s best delivered at a world class infrastructure, Hotel Park Plaza.

DPS 2018 & Pre-Conference Training and the regular summit covers subjects around Advanced Analytics, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, IoT, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Cloud Solutions,  NoSQL, Database Administration and Development.

DPS 2018 is attended by Developers, Database Administrators, DB Engineers, Business Intelligence & Business Analysts Professionals, Big Data Professionals, Solutions Architects & Technical Leads, Data Scientists, Database Managers & Team Leaders,               Data/Analytics Consultants, Project Managers/Leads, CTOs/CIOs/IT Directors & CEOs/VPs/AVPs.

DPS offers exciting and intriguing ways of learning:

  • 100+ Break-out Sessions, Chalk-Talks & Open-Talks
  • Group Discussions (New)
  • Hands-on-Labs Bay (New)
  • Scheduled Interactions with Microsoft Product Team Leaders (New)
  • Ask-the-Expert Session (New)

Hope to see you join us at DPS 2018. By the way, have you checked out our past conferences? DPS 2017, SSGAS 2016 & SSGAS 2015.


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