Thursday – 09 th of August, 2018
Break-Out HYDRA SPHINX SHILOH YUKON KATMAI   Chalk/Open KILIMANJARO
07:30 – 16:30 Registration & Helpdesk
07:30 – 08:30 Mini Breakfast
08:45 - 09:00 Inauguration & Opening Address
09:00 – 10:15 Keynote by Rohan Kumar, Microsoft
10:15 - 10:30 Conference Group Photo
10:30 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break, Sponsor/Exhibitor Time & Networking
11:00 – 12:15 Anand Raman Hamish Watson Ajay J / Sudhakar S Philip Seamark Joey Dαntoni   11:00 – 11:30 Joe Yong - Chalk-Talk
DS/DEV - Intermediate - AI is the New Normal DEV/ARCH - Basic - Building a Database DevOps Pipeline in the Cloud under 59 minutes ARCH/OSS - Intermediate - Modernize your data estate on Microsoft’s Azure Relational Database Platform (Azure SQL Database, PostgreSQL, MySQL BIA/DEV - Intermediate - Practical DAX for Power BI ARCH/DBA - Basic - Introduction to Azure Infrastructure BIA/DEV - How we designed Azure SQL DW to support PB-scale data warehouses
11:30 - 11:45  
11:45 - 12:15 Patrick Flynn - Open-Talk
DBA/ARCH - Backup and Restore – Test your knowledge
12:15 - 12:25 Break 12:15 - 12:25  
12:25 - 13:40 Erika Menezes Sunil Agarwal Sourabh A / Tejas S Andy Leonard Madhan Gajendran Lunch (12:30 - 14:30) 12:25 - 12:55 Dmitri Korotkevitch - Chalk-Talk
DS/DEV - Basic - Deep Learning for data geeks DBA/ARCH - Intermediate - Strategies to certify your SQL Server application in the Cloud era DBA/ARCH - Intermediate - SQL Server vNext - Whats New BIA/DEV - Intermediate - Faster SSIS ARCH/DEV - Basic - Technical Overview of Azure Cosmos DB DBA/DEV - Tips and tricks for successful In-Memory OLTP implementation
12:55 - 13:10  
13:10 - 13:40 Praveen Srivatsa - Open-Talk
DS/DEV - Monetizing AI Services
13:40 - 13:50 Break 13:40 - 13:50  
13:50 - 15:05 Steph Locke Reza Rad Harsh Raj T / Rahulinder S Sudhir Rawat Denny Cherry 13:50 - 14:20 Raj P / Mukesh K - Chalk-Talk
DS/DBA - Basic - Probability & Statistics 1010 BIA/ARCH - Intermediate - Power BI On Premises - Report Server BD/DEV - Intermediate - Big Data on Microsoft Azure NoSQL/ARCH - Intermediate - Azure CosmosDB Underneath DBA/ARCH - Intermediate - Storage for the DBA DBA/DEV - Deep dive to Azure Database Migrations (DMS) service architecture
14:20 - 14:35  
14:35- 15:05 Anupama N / Nagaraj V - Open-Talk
DS/DEV - How Artificial Intelligence (AI) will transform modern workspace?
15:05 - 15:15 Break   15:05 - 15:15  
15:15 - 16:30 Peter Myers Leila Etaati Joe Yong William Durkin Raj P / Nikhil P 15:15 - 15:45 Erika Menezes - Chalk-Talk
BIA/ARCH - Basic - The A-Z of Power BI Dashboards DS/ARCH - Intermediate - End To End Data Science Solution: Azure ML Workbench BD/ARCH - Basic - Azure SQL Data Warehouse: your PB scale cloud data warehouse and big data platform DBA/DEV - Intermediate - Query Store without SQL 2016 = Open Query Store DBA/ARCH - Advanced - Migrating to Azure: Moving from on-premises SQL Server and Oracle databases to Azure DS/DEV - Babysitting for machine learning models – how do you know it’s not working
15:45 - 16:00  
16:00 - 16:30 Tejas Shah - Open-Talk
DBA/DEV - Spinlocks, latches, locks – differentiation between them and how to plan troubleshooting them
16:30 - 17:00 Tea/Coffee Break, Sponsor/Exhibitor Time & Networking 16:30 - 17:00  
17:00 - 18:15 Praveen Srivatsa Nikhil Gaekwad Ben Weissman Ilyas F   17:00 - 17:30 Sourabh Agarwal - Chalk-Talk
DS/DEV - Intermediate - Machine Learning in Medical Rehabilitation ARCH/BIA - Basic - Distributing content with Power BI BIA/DBA - Basic - The Self-Tuning SSIS Package DS/ARCH - Basic - Moving Intelligence to IoT Edge   DEV/DBA - Intelligent Database - Database Intelligence built In
17:30 - 17:45  
17:45 - 18:15  
 
Friday – 10 th of August, 2018
Session Type HYDRA SPHINX SHILOH YUKON KATMAI   Chalk/Open KILIMANJARO
07:30 – 16:30 Registration & Helpdesk
07:30 – 08:30 Mini Breakfast
08:45 – 10:00 Keynote by Mark Souza, Microsoft
10:00 – 10:30 Tea/Coffee Break, Sponsor/Exhibitor Time & Networking
10:30 – 11:45 Erika Menezes Ajay Jagannathan Abhishek Narain Steph Locke Patrick Flynn   10:30 – 11:00 Damian Widera - Chalk-Talk
DS/DEV - Advanced - AI for Fashion DBA/ARCH - Advanced - Deep Dive into Azure SQL Database Managed Instance BIA/BD - Intermediate - Building your Big Data and Advanced Analytics Pipeline on Azure using Azure Data Factory DEV/ARCH - Intermediate - Anchor Modelling: Agile databases DBA/DEV - Intermediate - Supercharge your Database Management with DBATools DBA/BIA - Row Level Security now and in the past - my working solutions 
11:00 - 11:15  
11:15 - 11:45 Peter Myers - Open-Talk
BIA/ARCH - How Best to Share Power BI Content
11:45 - 12:00 Break 11:45 - 12:00  
12:00 - 13:15 Janakiram MSV Nikhil Gaekwad Dmitri Korotkevitch Ben Weissman Philip Seamark Lunch (12:30 - 14:30) 12:00 - 12:30 Hamish Watson - Chalk-Talk
DS/DEV - Intermediate - Machine Learning is not Magic - Getting Started with Azure ML BIA/ARCH - Intermediate - Enterprise BI Deployments and Governance with Power BI DBA/DEV - Intermediate - Data Partitioning for Database Architects and Mere Mortals BIA/ARCH - Intermediate - ETL and DWH Design with Metadata BIA/DEV - Advanced - Data modelling for Power BI using brand new Analysis Services features DEV/DBA - Ways to get your database into Source Control for DevOps deploys
12:30 - 12:45  
12:45 - 13:15 Dinesh Priyankara - Open-Talk
BIA/ARCH - Why should we focus more on logical data warehouse than physical data warehouse?
13:15 - 13:30 Break 13:15 - 13:30  
13:30 - 14:45 Casey Karst  Peter Myers Sourabh Agarwal Anupama Natarajan Sandy Winarko 13:30 - 14:00 Leila Etaati - Chalk-Talk
BD/DEV - Intermediate - Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Azure Databricks: Integration for the Modern Data Warehouse BIA/DEV - Intermediate - Power BI Embedded Analytics DBA/DEV - Advanced - Troubleshooting Always On Availability Group Failovers DS/DEV - Basic - Creating your first intelligent Bot BIA/ARCH - Intermediate - Embrace and Extend: First-Class Activity and 3rd Party Ecosystem for SSIS in ADF DS/DEV - What Microsoft AI tools for what use case 
14:00 - 14:15  
14:15 - 14:45 Abhishek Narain - Open-Talk
BIA/DEV - Azure Data Factory – Customer stories and Roadmap
14:45 - 15:00 Break   14:45 - 15:00  
15:00 - 16:15 Sandeep Alur Joe Yong Dinesh Priyankara Edwin Sarmiento Amit Bansal 15:00 - 15:30 Janakiram MSV - Chalk-Talk
DS/DEV - Advanced - Deep Neural Networks – Let us build a Image/Currency Classifier  BD/DBA - Advanced - Azure SQL Data Warehouse: best practices and lessons learned BD/DEV - Intermediate - Making unstructured data analysis-ready using Data Lake Analytics DBA/DEV - Intermediate - Leveraging Microsoft PowerShell for Managing SQL Server VMs on Amazon AWS DEV/DBA - Intermediate - SQL Server Developer Tricks DS/DEV - What is Edge Computing?​
15:30 - 15:45  
15:45 - 16:15 Nikhil Gaekwad - Open-Talk
BIA/DEV - Empowering end users in Power BI – getting the most of out your data
16:15 - 16:45 MVP/MCM Group Photo / Tea/Coffee Break, Sponsor/Exhibitor Time & Networking 16:15 - 16:45  
16:45 – 18:00 Andy Leonard Nagaraj Venkatesan Damian Widera Nilabja Ball   16:45 - 17:15 Ben Weissman - Chalk-Talk
ARCH/BIA - Advanced - Designing an SSIS Framework DBA/DEV - Basic - Adaptive Query Processing and Automatic Tuning DBA/DEV - Intermediate - Travelling in time with SQL Server 2016 DS/DEV - Intermediate - Business Analytics with Microsoft R   BIA/DEV - What’s in an ensemble? An intro to Data Vault
17:15 - 17:30  
17:30 - 18:00  
 
18:00 – 18:15 Break
18:15 - 19:15 Raffles/Lucky Draw Prizes | Surprise Show
Saturday – 11 th of August, 2018
Session Type HYDRA SPHINX SHILOH YUKON KATMAI   Chalk/Open KILIMANJARO
07:30 – 16:30 Registration & Helpdesk
07:30 – 08:30 Mini Breakfast
08:45 - 09:30 Keynote by Anand Raman, Microsoft
09:30 - 10:00 Tea/Coffee Break, Sponsor/Exhibitor Time & Networking
10:00 - 11:15 Dmitri Korotkevitch Leila Etaati Joey Dαntoni Harsh Raj T / Rahulinder S Edwin Sarmiento   10:00 - 10:30 William Durkin - Chalk-Talk
DBA/DEV - Intermediate - Deep Dive into Blocking and Deadlocks Troubleshooting DS/DEV - Intermediate - Machine Learning Revolution with Azure Databricks DBA/DEV - Intermediate - Cloud Application Development & Deployment BIA/DEV - Advanced - Evolution of the Enterprise Data Platform: Leveraging Azure to get the most out of your data DBA/OSS - Intermediate - Getting Started with Linux for the SQL Server DBA DBA/DEV - DBAtools – making DBA life simple
10:30 - 10:45  
10:45 - 11:15 Reza Rad - Open-Talk
BIA/DEV - Starting Power BI? Come and have a chat
11:15 - 11:30 Break 11:15 - 11:30  
11:30 – 12:45 Ajay Jagannathan Manohar Punna Anupama Natarajan Arun K / Kapil R Hamish Watson Lunch (12:30 - 14:30) 11:30 - 12:00 Satya Ramesh - Chalk-Talk
ARCH/DBA - Advanced - Azure SQL Database – the intelligent cloud database on autopilot that lets you focus on your business BIA/DEV - Intermediate - Real-Time Analytics with Power BI BIA/DEV - Intermediate - Deep Dive into SSRS2017 REST API DEV/ARCH - Basic - How to take advantage of scale out graph in Azure Cosmos DB DEV/DBA - Intermediate - Test Driven Development in SQL Server – how to deploy database code safer DBA/DEV - SQL Server Indexing Basics
12:00 - 12:15  
12:15 - 12:45 Sunil Agarwal - Open-Talk
DEV/IOT - Clustered Columnstore Index: How did I scale dataload for IOT scenario
12:45 – 13:00 Break 12:45 – 13:00  
13:00 – 14:15 Reza Rad Tejas Shah Damian Widera Avanish Panchal Nagaraj Venkatesan 13:00 – 13:30 Sravani Saluru - Chalk-Talk
BIA/DEV - Advanced - M and Power Query Beyond Limits DBA/OSS - Advanced - The Do's and Don'ts of Running SQL Server On Linux BIA/DEV - Intermediate - U-SQL in great depth DBA/ARCH - Intermediate - Azure ARM & Azure PowerShell for SQL Server Automation DBA/DS - Intermediate - R for Database Administrators DBA/DEV - Temp db contention - Important things to optimize 
13:30 - 13:45  
13:45 - 14:15 Swetha Reddy - Open-Talk
DEV/DBA - Why don't I see SSL certificate listed under Certificates Tab in SQL Server Configuration Manager?
14:15 – 14:30 Break   14:15 – 14:30  
14:30 – 15:45 Sunil Agarwal Sudhir Rawat Denny Cherry Sandip Pani William Durkin 14:30 – 15:00 Manish Sharma - Chalk-Talk
DBA/DEV - Advanced - Maximizing the Query Performance with Columnstore Indexes in SQL Server BD/ARCH - Basic - Use Cases & Best Practices of Big Data on Microsoft Azure DBA/ARCH - Intermediate - How to Maintain the Same Level of utilities in Cloud Deployments - Securability, Reliability and Scalability”. DS/DEV - Basic - Build Predictive model using Azure Machine learning Studio DBA/ARCH - Intermediate - SQL Server Replication: What, How, Why NoSQL/ARCH - How to do infinite Scale in Azure CosmosDB?
15:00 - 15:15  
15:15 - 15:45 Edwin Sarmiento - Open-Talk
CG/DBA - Transitioning from a DBA to a Manager
15:45 – 16:15 Tea/Coffee Break, Sponsor/Exhibitor Time & Networking 15:45 – 16:15  
16:15 – 17:30 Patrick Flynn Manish Sharma Devashish Salgaonkar Sravani S / Swetha R Nagaraj Venkatesan 16:15 – 16:45 Manohar Punna - Chalk-Talk
DBA/DBA - Advanced - Database Corruption - Advanced Recovery Techniques ARCH/DEV - Basic - How to migrate your existing MongoDB/ SQL to Azure Cosmos DB DBA/ARCH - Intermediate - Deploy and Manage SQL Server Configuration as a CODE DBA/ARCH - Intermediate - Always On Availability Groups on SQL Server on Linux DBA/ARCH - Intermediate - "Stretching" using Polybase DBA/DEV - How the Data is Stored in a Page in SQL Server
16:45 - 17:00  
17:00 - 17:30 Kane C / Khushboo G
BIA/DEV - Analysis Services Troubleshooting Methodology
See you at DPS 2019