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SQL Social No.20

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The Royal Melbourne Hotel

629 Bourke Street · Melbourne

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The Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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SQL Social: Australia's Premier Data Networking event!

When: 2013/11/13 From 5:30pm - 9pm

Where: The Royal Melbourne Hote (, 629 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Food & Drinks will be provided.

SQL Social brings together Database & BI professionals, industry experts and those with an appetite for learning more about data & information management, in a relaxed atmosphere to network, share ideas, impart knowledge, and have a great time whilst doing so.

We will provide you with plenty of food and drinks for the evening, all thanks to our fantastic sponsors (see below).

This Month's Speakers

Chris Benson

Speaking about: Misconceptions & Myths of Agile Data Warehouse Projects

Chris Benson is a Managing Consultant with C3 Business Solutions.

Chris specialises in data warehouse and business intelligence applications, business process management, office development and general software development for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing applications.

Chris is a Certified SCRUM Master, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and is also certified in a range of Business Intelligence tools and platforms on the Microsoft platform, and has authored white papers on security planning and strategy in the industry and has presented on Business Analytics at major conferences in South Africa.

Martin Cairney

Speaking about: SQL PASS Conference 2013

Martin Cairney is a highly experienced Database Administrator and Developer with well over a decade’s worth of experience with SQL Server.

He has knowledge across multiple industry sectors including London’s global financial institutions and both State and Federal Government Departments. He has regularly worked with companies with hundreds of SQL Server instances and has experience in developing tools and scripts for managing such large environments.

He is an experienced conference presenter, having presented a number of times at SQLBits in the UK and various SQL Server User Groups in Australia and the UK. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and holds a number of Microsoft certifications, including MCDBA and MCITP.

Martin is a co-organiser of SQL Social in Melbourne.


This is not your usual SQL Server User Group event. At SQL Social our aim is to give YOU the opportunity to meet with MVPs, well-known speakers, experienced professionals & industry experts and ask them about the data-related topics that matter to you. It is an opportunity to meet new people, make new friendships and find out what is going on in the data industry in Melbourne.

Our Sponsors:

Once again we are fortunate to have wonderful sponsors on board who will ensure that we are suitably fed and watered. A big thank you to Lobsterpot Solutions, C3 Business Solutions and Pluralsight for their ongoing support of this great community event!

C3 Business Solutions ( is an award winning Australian Information Management, Business Analytics and Business Intelligence company that delivers measurable business improvements for our clients.

C3 specialises in developing and deploying successful strategies end-to-end for large public & private sector organisations. While remaining vendor independent, C3 works with clients to establish current as well as future needs. Their team of top tier consultants continuously focus on delivering measurable business change.

LobsterPot Solutions ( is an Australian company with staff in Adelaide and Melbourne, offering consultancy and training services around Australia. LobsterPot Solutions specialises in SQL Server, including performance tuning, Business Intelligence, and more.

Pluralsight is the global leader in high-quality online training for hardcore developers. The revolutionary Pluralsight training library provides developers with instant access to a rich collection of online training courses delivered by industry authorities. See what you can learn at and join the @pluralsight ( community on Twitter.

See you there!