Welcome to the PASS Summit 2012 Day 2 Keynote. You can see it live here - http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2012/
I am here at the blogger table again representing Trinidad and Tobago, TTSSUG and SolidQ!
8:20 Douglas McDowell, Executive Vice President of Finance just started the keynote!
He welcomes all the attendees from around the world and is now highlighting the PASS Revenue and Expense Trend - FY2011, FY2012 and FY2013.
Douglas highlights the new elected PASS board members - Wendy Pastrick, James Rowland-Jones and Sri Sridharan. I am sitting new to Wendy at the bloggers table!
8:35 He is now introducing the PASS Vice President of Marketing, Thomas LaRock!
PASSion award winner - Jen Stirrup - I have an interview with her - http://www.nigelpsammy.com/2012/10/interview-with-pass-summit-2012-speaker_29.html
PASSion Award Honorable mention - Amy Lewis and Jesus Gil!
Tom just announced PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte, NC from October 15-18.
SolidQ highlighted as one of the companies who sent more than 5 people to the summit this year!
Today is the 'Women in Technology' (WIT) luncheon and tomorrow is the 'Birds of a Feather' luncheon.
8:40 Thomas just introduced Quentin Clark, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of the SQL Program Management, before leaving the stage.
9:10 Demo with Hadoop and PDW and general BI.
9:50: Demo still going but I have to go get ready for my next session so I am ending my live blog session now.