Speaking

For over 10 years now, Joe has spoken at conferences, taught technical courses, and delivered Lunch & Learns sessions. He’s been a top-ranked speaker at conferences in North America and in Europe. And he’s spoken to audiences of upwards of 2,000 people.

The following are some of the more popular presentations that Joe’s delivered at conferences and Lunch & Learns around the world. They may be customized to meet your business’ specific needs. And completely new presentations may be created if these are not applicable to your business.

Technical Presentations

Locking and Blocking Made Simple
A good working knowledge of how SQL Server makes use of locking and transaction isolation levels can go a long way toward improving an application’s performance. In this session, we will explore SQL Server’s locking methodology and discover techniques for enhancing query response times.

Identifying Performance Bottlenecks
When a SQL Server application is under performing, how can you isolate where the actual problem is? Would more memory help? What about adding additional processors? Or maybe some indexes are missing? In this session, we will explore how SQL Profiler and Performance Monitor can be used to uncover your SQL Server’s bottleneck.

Creating Data-Driven Subscriptions in SQL Server Reporting Services
Providing information to those that need it when they need it is key for many businesses. But, being able to automatically disseminate critical information in a timely fashion can be a challenge. In this session, we will discover how data-driven subscriptions in SQL Server Reporting Services can be used to effectively deliver reports to a varying list of subscribers.

Tips & Tricks for Writing Better Queries
Transact-SQL is not a very difficult language to learn. As long as the syntax is correct, it can be quite forgiving. However to truly get the best performance from your SQL Server, careful consideration should be given to the structure and logic of the queries. In this session, we’ll discuss some Transact-SQL tips and tricks that can be employed to help you write better queries, allowing your server to perform better.

The PowerShell Cookbook for the DBA
The best DBAs work hard so that they don’t have to, well, work hard. In this session, we’ll discuss how you can use the PowerShell cmdlets and snap-ins to create scripts that automate the more mundane tasks in your role as a DBA or developer. We’ll create scripts that check the status of SQLAgent jobs, verify the configuration of your servers, and retrieves information from your SQL Server database. You can even store your results in a database table if you’d like. This session is mostly demos with only a few PowerPoint slides to get us started.

Business Presentations

Conducting Effective Meetings
Ever been in a meeting that drones on and on? It starts late, runs long, and doesn’t really accomplish anything. It’s a complete waste of everyone’s time. Worse yet, since nothing was resolved you’ll have to have a follow up meeting. Argh!

In this session you’ll learn some of the keys to conducting an effective meeting. You’ll gain practical tips for making your meetings more productive and dramatically improving one of the most inefficient parts of your day.

Comments from Session Evaluations

Wow! Joe is a terrific speaker – he engages his audience and makes what could be a very dry topic….quite riveting! Joe is one speaker that I will always be looking for at conferences from now on.

Joe is a great trainer.  Not only is he knowledgeable about his subject, he also understands how to communicate that to others.

Excellent instructor, building on background very well. The explanation of the type of locks is especially useful. I have been trying to wrap my heads around this topic for a while now; you finally had made the material – make sense! The discussion on Read committed Snapshot will help me tremendously. I will definitely use this in the field to alleviate some of the locking and blocking when reports are run against production databases. Again, you have made this topic very easy to understand!

Action packed – this is a must for any DBA. Big take aways for the DBA always being hassled because of blocking problems.

The tip on how to merge sql trace and performance counters would be most useful for me from your session. It is amazing to think that it is so sample and yet so well hidden that I have been using these tools for so long but never realize that it is there! Thank you very much for show that in the session. That alone is worth the ticket!

Awesome. This session alone paid for my trip. Excellent++

Specially like the way he did show us how to identify an issue from A to Z which some book do not do.

Awesome awesome presentation. I was amazed how much difference there was between queries getting the same information, but implemented slightly differently. This presentation will definitely get me more conscious of how I write my queries in the future. Thanks.

More Information

If you would like more information about having Joe speak at your conference or group, please email us.

Comments:

The tip on how to merge sql trace and performance counters would be most useful for me from your session. It is amazing to think that it is so sample and yet so well hidden that I have been using these tools for so long but never realize that it is there! Thank you very much for show that in the session. That alone is worth the ticket!

Specially like the way he did show us how to identify an issue from A to Z which some book do not do.

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