Simon is MCSE in SQL Server BI and has been working with SQL Server for 20 years. He specialises in modern BI architecture using SQL Server and the Azure platform including IoT streaming analytics. In March 2016 he become the first person in the APAC region to become a Varigence certified Biml expert (Biml Hero). He has been fortunate enough to have worked for close to 50 organisations worldwide including some of the leading Microsoft BI consultancies in Europe, he is also a co-leader of the Christchurch SQL User Group. In 2014 after nearly 20 years away he returned home to New Zealand with his family and is keen to dust off his skis and motorbikes (and do some BI stuff).