Here are my upcoming and past speaking engagements with relevant links to slide decks and demos. At the bottom of the page is my speaker bio and the sessions I have ready to go. If you would like me to speak at your event, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Upcoming speaking engagements

December 2-4 2020: Data Platform Summit (Online)
Talking to Myself(?) – Lessons Learned From Presenting Online

January 8 2021: Experts Live Austria
The Cloud Awakens – Azure SQL Database for the On-prem DBA

April 20 2021: Dublin Power BI User Group (Online)
The Untruthful Art – Five Ways of Misrepresenting Data

Past speaking engagements

October 17 2020: DataWeekender 2020 (Online)
The Untruthful Art – Five Ways of Misrepresenting Data

October 13 2020: DataMinds Connect (Online)
The Untruthful Art – Five Ways of Misrepresenting Data

September 10 2020: Glasgow Azure User Group (Online)
Building an Empire: Implementing Power BI Step by Step

August 18 2020: dataMinds (Online)
Building an Empire: Implementing Power BI Step by Step

July 13 2020: PASS BI Virtual Chapter (Online)
Building an Empire: Implementing Power BI Step by Step

June 25 2020: Manchester Power BI User Group (Online)
Building an Empire: Implementing Power BI Step by Step

June 8-12 2020: Nordic Developer Conference (Online)
SQL Server Hates You(?) – What the DBAs Never Told the Developers

May 2 2020: Data Weekender (Online)
SQL Server Hates You(?) – What the DBAs Never Told the Developers

April 30 2020: Data Platform Discovery Day Europe (Online)
Building an Empire: Implementing Power BI Step by Step

April 29 2020: Data Platform Discovery Day US (Online)
Azure Machine Learning for the Absolute Beginnner

March 5-6 2020: TechDays Finland (Helsinki, Finland)
Building an Empire – Implementing Power BI Step by Step

February 29 2020: Scottish Summit (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Azure Machine Learning for the Absolute Beginner

February 6-7 2020: Nordic Infrastructure Conference (Oslo, Norway)
Building an Empire – Implementing Power BI Step by Step

January 14 2020: Norrköping Data Science community (Norrköping, Sweden)
Azure Machine Learning for the Absolute Beginner

January 7 2020: PASS Cloud Virtual Chapter
Azure Machine Learning for the Absolute Beginner

November 20 2019: Experts Live EU (Prague, Czech Republic)
The Cloud Awakens – Azure SQL Server for the on-prem DBA
SQL Server hates you(?) – what the DBAs never told the developers

November 4-8 2019: Microsoft Ignite (Orlando, United States)
The Cloud Awakens – Azure SQL Server for the on-prem DBA
SQL Server hates you(?) – Five Things the DBAs Forgot to Explain to the DBAs

October 22-24 2019: Microsoft TechDays Sweden (Stockholm, Sweden)
Azure Machine Learning for the absolute beginner

October 9 2019: GroupBy Online Conference
Boring is stable, stable is good – best practices in practice

October 5 2019: Data Saturday Holland (Utrecht, the Netherlands)
Boring is stable, stable is good – best practices in practice

September 30-October 2 2019: Techorama NL (Ede, the Netherlands)
SQL Server hates you(?) – what the DBAs never told the developers

September 13 2019: DATA:Scotland (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Improving Your Presentation Skills – Practical Examples by Two Very Different Speakers (together with Cathrine Wilhelmsen)
Arguing with myself – self-service BI from an infrastructure perspective

August 31 2019: SQL Saturday #854 (Oslo, Norway)
Azure Machine Learning for the absolute beginner

August 5-9 2019: TechMentor (Redmond, United States)
Boring is stable, stable is good – best practices in practice
The force awakens – Azure SQL Database for the on-prem DBA

June 20-21 2019: DataGrillen (Lingen, Germany)
Arguing with myself – self-service BI from an infrastructure perspective

May 4th, 2019: SQL Saturday #851 (Stockholm, Sweden)
Arguing with myself – self-service BI from an infrastructure perspective

April 27, 2019: Global Azure Bootcamp (Linköping, Sweden)
Machine learning for the absolute beginner

April 24-25, 2019: Microsoft Ignite: The Tour (Stockholm, Sweden)
Microsoft Power BI: enterprise grade analysis services models

February 27 – March 2 2019: SQLBits (Manchester, United Kingdom)
DAX for the SQL developer

February 6-8 2019: Nordic Infrastructure Conference (Oslo, Norway)
The Force Awakens – Azure SQL Database for the on-prem DBA
Machine learning for the absolute beginner
Learning to swim – an introduction to Azure Data Lake

January 26-27 2019: Power BI Days (Mechelen, Belgium)
Arguing with myself – self-service BI from an infrastructure perspective

January 18 2019: SQL Saturday #810 (Linz, Austria)
Headless chicken – calming the sysadmin that turned DBA

December 12 2018: Azure Usergroup (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Azure SQL Database – the cloud awakens

December 3 2018: UK Cloud Infrastructure Usergroup (London, United Kingdom)
Tilting at windmills – self-service BI from an infrastructure perspective

November 15 2018: Power BI Usergroup (Stockholm, Sweden)
News from PASS Summit and a look at Power BI Dataflows

October 22-26 2018: MCT Summit (Köln, Germany)
SQL Server hates you(?) – what the DBAs never told the developers
Talk tech to me – improving your technical presentation skills

October 24-25 2018: TechDays Sweden (Stockholm, Sweden)
Azure SQL Database – the cloud awakens

October 18 2018: TechUG (Leeds, United Kingdom)
Boring is stable, stable is good – best practices in practice

October 16 2018: DataMinds (Ghent, Belgium)
SQL Server hates you(?) – what the DBAs never told the developers

October 10 & 11 2018: SQLRelay (Birmingham and Reading, United Kingdom)
SQL Server hates you(?) – what the DBAs never told the developers

September 15 2018: SQL Saturday #775 (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Headless chicken – calming the sysadmin that turned DBA

September 13 2018: PASS Professional Development Virtual Chapter
Talk tech to me – improving your technical presentation skills

July 14 2018: SQL Saturday #730 (Manchester, United Kingdom)
SQL Server hates you(?) – what the DBAs never told the developers

June 21 2018: SQLGrillen (Lingen, Germany)
The force awakens – Azure SQL Server for the on-prem DBA

June 19 2018: Saõ Paulo SQL Server User Group (remote to Brazil)
SQL Server hates you(?) – what the DBAs never told the developers

May 29 2018: Intelligent Cloud Conference (Copenhagen, Denmark)
SQL Server hates you(?) – what the DBAs never told the developers

May 26 2018: Azure Saturday (Munich, Germany)
The Force Awakens – Azure SQL Server for the on-prem DBA

May 12 2018: SQL Saturday #735 (Helsinki, Finland)
Boring is stable, stable is good – best practices in practice

April 26 2018: SQL Saturday #738 (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Speak your hands

April 21 2018: Global Azure Bootcamp (Linköping, Sweden)
Azure SQL Database – the cloud awakens

March 21-22 2018: TechDays Finland (Helsinki, Finland)
SQL Server hates you(?) – what the DBAs never told the developers

March 14 2018: ITProud (Antwerpen, Belgium)
Azure SQL Database – the cloud awakens

March 10 2018: SQLSaturday #704 (Reykjavik, Iceland)
Boring is stable, stable is good – best practices in practice

January 30-February 2 2018: Nordic Infrastructure Conference, (Oslo, Norway)
Boring is stable, stable is good – best practices in practice
Azure SQL Database – the cloud awakens

January 19 2018: SQLSaturday #679, (Vienna, Austria)
Speak your hands

November 27 2017: SQLUG Sweden (Stockholm, Sweden)
Abuse your SQL Server for fun and profit

September 23 2017: SQLSaturday #657 Gothenburg (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Abuse your SQL Server for fun and profit

May 18 2017: .NET developers User Group (Linköping, Sweden)
Abuse your SQL Server for fun and profit

November 16-17th, 2016: Microsoft TechDays (Stockholm, Sweden)
Azure SQL Database: The Cloud Awakens

October 17th, 2016: SQLHangout #28
Career transitions

August 27th, 2016: SQLSaturday #536 Gothenburg (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Unicorn Safari: alleviating consolidation pains with SQL Server 2016

Speaker bio: Alexander Arvidsson

Alexander is a principal solutions architect at Atea in Linköping, Sweden. Nobody really knows what it means to be a principal solutions architect, but he spends his days speaking, teaching courses or helping clients of all shapes and sizes to take better care of their data.
He has spent the last 20 years toying with data, databases and related infrastructure services such as storage, networking and virtualization, occasionally emerging from the technical darkness to attend a Star Wars convention somewhere in the world.
He is a frequent international speaker, Data Platform MVP, podcaster, Pluralsight author, blogger and a Microsoft Certified Trainer, focusing on SQL Server, Azure and Power BI.

Sessions:

The Force Awakens – Azure SQL Server for the on-prem DBA
SQL Server hates you(?) – what the DBAs never told the developers
Boring is stable, stable is good – best practices in practice
Talk tech to me – improving your technical presentation skills
Azure machine learning for the absolute beginner
DAX for the SQL programmer
Arguing with myself – self-service BI from an infrastructure perspective
The Untruthful Art – Five Ways of Misrepresenting Data
Building an Empire – Implementing Power BI Step by Step