Upcoming speaking engagements

The list below shows my future speaking engagements. Sessions are normal length (60 – 90 minute) presentations, unless marked differently.

Date Location Conference Presentation topic(s)
August 28 Hybrid: Plovdiv, Bulgaria / Virtual Data Saturday Plovdiv From adaptive to intelligent: query processing in SQL 2019
September 8 – 9 Virtual Data Platform Virtual Summit 2021 Execution plans in depth (full day workshop, delivered in two four-hour slots)
September 11 Zagreb, Croatia
(see note below)
Data Saturday Croatia Now where did THAT estimate come from?
September 13 – 18 Virtual Data Platform Virtual Summit 2021 Now where did THAT estimate come from? (2 hour deep dive)
October 9 Hybrid: Sofia, Bulgaria / Virtual Data Saturday Sofia Submitted – fingers crossed!
October 11 – 12 Mechelen, Belgium
(see note below)
dataMinds Connect Five stages of grief – internals of a hash spill
November 8 – 12 Virtual PASS Data Community Summit Here’s the execution plan … now what?

(plus perhaps more?)

January 2022

(exact date TBA)

Virtual EightKB winter edition Submitted – fingers crossed!


Note to conference organizers:

My wife has very high risk when exposed to Covid-19. Now that we are both vaccinated we feel we no longer have to be as restrictive in the risks we take, but as new variants evolve this might change. If needed, I reserve the right to cancel in-person conferences, even when all official guidelines and regulations of all countries involved are met, if I feel that the personal risk to me and my wife would be too high.

As much as I love to attend in-person conferences, I urge all organizers to have virtual events only until the pandemic is fully and worldwide under control.


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