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Richard Swinbank

United Kingdom
Data Engineering, DataOps & Business Intelligence


Richard is a data engineer, specialising in building and automating analytics platforms using Microsoft technologies from the SQL Server stack to the Azure cloud. He is a fervent advocate of DataOps, with a technical focus on bringing automation to both analytics development and operations. An active member of the data community and keen knowledge-sharer, Richard is a volunteer, organiser, speaker, blogger, open-source contributor and author – his book "Azure Data Factory by Example" will be published by Apress in 2021. He holds a PhD in Computer Science and participates enthusiastically in choral singing, craft ale and cocktails, most successfully in that order.