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Excel, Cluster, Microsoft Azure
British Computer Society Fellow
Tony Rogerson (Tony Rogerson)
Tony started his career in '86 coding on the IBM mainframe with AS, PL/1, CICS, DB2 and System W. In ’95 he moved into Client/Server using Visual Basic, C++ and Oracle; he has worked with all versions of SQL Server since '93 starting with 4.21. In ’97 he became one of 22 people worldwide given the SQL Server MVP award by Microsoft, an award he has received yearly since. He has significant business experience gained through a mixture of permanent and contract roles as well as significant consultancy experience in many sectors including Finance, Debt Management, Retail, Vehicle Tracking, Web related industries and from general technical product consultancy with Microsoft SQL Server. In spring 2012 he completed his MSc in Business Intelligence from the University of Dundee, his research areas are GPGPU and distributed commodity computing. He is currently near the end of his Data Science PGCert at the University of Dundee as he expands his existing skills as a move towards a Data Scientist. Tony is very well known in the UK SQL community as well as across the globe through founding the UK SQL Server User Group in ’97, a founder member of Developer Developer Developer, SQL Bits and SQL Relay community conferences. Tony continues work within the SQL community by presenting at regional groups and writing technical blog articles through his blog on http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/tonyrogerson. A trusted individual by many long term clients; more recent projects Tony has delivered are the Research website for Redburn Partners, partitioned schema design to accommodate an insert rate of over 1,000 rows per second for a Vehicle Tracking system , the rewriting of a debt management transactional costing system to SQL Server and public facing commoditised implementation of the gaming statistics service for Just Cause 2. In September 2012 Tony was made a Fellow of the British Computer Society.