Rob Farley is the Owner and Principal Consultant of LobsterPot Solutions Pty Ltd. He has been consulting in database technologies since completing a Computer Science degree with first class honours in 1997. He lives in Adelaide, but has also worked in consultancies in Melbourne and London. He is a regular conference presenter both around Australia and overseas, heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group and holds several Microsoft certifications including MCSD, MCDBA, MCTS, MCPD and MCITP. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, a six-time recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award for SQL Server, and a past Branch Executive Committee member of the Australian Computer Society. Rob is director of the PASS organisation, and is the author of two chapters in the book SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and a chapter in the book SQL Server MVP Deep Dives 2.
Martin Cairney is a highly experienced Database Administrator and Developer with well over a decade’s worth of experience with SQL Server. He has knowledge across multiple industry sectors including London’s global financial institutions and both State and Federal Government Departments. He has regularly worked with companies with hundreds of SQL Server instances and has experience in developing tools and scripts for managing such large environments. He is an experienced conference presenter, having presented a number of times at SQLBits in the UK and various SQL Server User Groups in Australia and the UK. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and holds a number of Microsoft certifications, including MCDBA and MCITP. He is based in Melbourne.
Heidi Hasting has experience working across a variety of technologies for some of Adelaide’s best regarded IT companies, and is regularly described as one of the smartest people around. She has a degree from the University of South Australia, where she also won awards for her excellence. Since joining LobsterPot she has developed herself into a specialist in the Business Intelligence space, particularly SSIS and SSAS. She is also a Microsoft Certified Professional, having successfully passed exams in SQL Server 2012.
Julie Koesmarno is an internationally recognised SQL Server expert, and has given presentations at some of the largest SQL Server conferences in the world, including the PASS Summit in Seattle and SQL Rally in Dallas. She is based in Sydney and has a degree from ANU, to go with many SQL Server certifications including ones on SQL Server 2012. She is an expert in Business Intelligence, including the Tabular model, PowerPivot and Power View.
Ben McNamara was the first person to be hired by LobsterPot Solutions. He has a degree in Computer Science from the University of South Australia and ten years experience in the IT industry, including almost seven years at EDS. He has passed exams relating to SQL Server 2012, and is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional in Business Intelligence with SQL Server 2008, and has particular strengths in SQL Server Reporting Services, and Data Cleansing with SQL Server Integration Services.
Roger Noble is a Business Intelligence Consultant for LobsterPot Solutions. Based in Adelaide, Australia he spends most of his time building BI solutions using the Microsoft stack. He is one of the industry leaders in PivotViewer, and is also a specialist in SharePoint and Analysis Services. He regularly attends and speaks at the Adelaide SQL Server User Group and Adelaide SharePoint User Group and is a Microsoft Certified Trainer. He has multiple Microsoft certifications including MCITP, MCPD, and MCTS. He is a co-ordinator of the BI Virtual Chapter for PASS, and a presenter at the PASS Summit 2012 in Seattle.