SSGAS 2016 Speaker Announcement – Harsh Thakur, Senior Software Engineer Manager, Microsoft

Dear SQL Geeks,

Brace yourself as we announce the next speaker of SSGAS 2016!

Join me in welcoming the Senior Software Engineer Manager, Professional Services Data Platform Team, Microsoft

Harsh Thakur

Harsh Thakur

Please join me in welcoming Harsh Thakur to the second edition of Asia’s largest SQL Conference, the one who needs no introduction in the SQL world, yet I want to take the privilege of introducing him to the SQL community in Asia!

Harsh Thakur started his career as an intern at Microsoft and went on to become an Engineering Manager in < 10 years. Currently he Leads the engineering portfolio that works on building warehousing and analytical solutions for Microsoft Business which report revenues up to 6 billion USD annually.


Harsh played a variety of roles in his career starting off as a developer, then followed by short stints as Tester and Program manager. He moved back to being a senior developer working on Tera Byte scale warehouse built on SQL Server 2008. He continued to be in the developer role for next 5 years working across a variety of data warehouses for Microsoft and worked on every SQL Server release starting from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2016. Performance tuning and data modeling are other areas of Harsh’s interest in addition to technology stack. Harsh holds a bachelors’ degree in Computer Science and Engineering from C.B.I.T Hyderabad.

When not working on data, Harsh enjoys a varied kinds of activities like sports, gaming, travelling to remote places by road etc. He loves to interact and mentor people in their career. Harsh is a part time wildlife, current affairs enthusiast.

Harsh will be delivering a breakout session at SQLServerGeeks Annual Summit 2016 in CLOUD/BIA track. Harsh is equally excited to be part of Asia’s largest SQL conference.

Simply put, what a privilege to continue announcing SQL rockstars for SSGAS 2016. The battery of power-packed speakers is just getting better at the SQL community in Asia.

What does it mean for you? This is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear him, meet him and learn from the expert!

Still not registered for the conference? Reserve your seat now!

Let your boss know today that Harsh Thakur is coming to SSGAS 2016 and you want to attend his session – THIS IS UN-MISS-ABLE!

Do share and spread the word!

And I hope you have not missed the highlights from SSGAS 2015.

SQLServerGeeks Annual Summit will be a mega event – For the second year in a row for SQL Community, By the SQL Community, Of the SQL Community! And this is going to be a star studded event!


About Manohar Punna

Manohar Punna is a Microsoft Data Platform Consultant and a Data Platform MVP. In his day to day job he works on building database and BI systems, automation, building monitoring systems, helping customers to make value from their data & explore and learn. By passion Manohar is a blogger, speaker and Vice President of DataPlatformGeeks. He is a community enthusiast and believes strongly in the concept of giving back to the community. Manohar is a speaker at various Data Platform events from SQL Server Day, various user groups, SQLSaturdays, SQLBits, MS Ignite, SSGAS & DPS. His One DMV a Day series is the longest one day series on any topic related to SQL Server available so far.

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