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Timothy Ford

( Tim Ford )

United States
Issaquah, WA
Creating solutions and events that simplfy and strengthen our experiences with data.


Timothy Ford is the Founder, and CEO of Tech Outbound SQL Cruise. He also serves on the PASS Executive Board of Directors as the Executive VP of Marketing.  

Tim is the Co-Author of "Performance Tuning with Dynamic Management Views" with Louis Davidson and a Senior DBA for MindBody.

Timothy speaks at technical events across the country and internationally.  His SQL Cruises bring leaders in the Microsoft Data Platform together with small groups of students for a week of training, professional development, and networking twice a year in the Caribbean and Alaska.

He has been working with Microsoft SQL Server in the capacity of either a Developer/Analyst or Database Administrator since 1999. Tim is an author of SQL-centric technical articles for ITProToday (formerly SQL Server Magazine),, SQLServerCentral, and

Timothy has been a volunteer leader within the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) since 2002. He has also served as the leader of the West Michigan SQL Server Users Group and help to found the DBA Virtual Group in 2002.

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