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Public Appearances

17th – 21st Oct 2016 Slovenia and Croatia: . I’ve been asked to speak at the Slovenian and Croatian user group events which occur back to back over the week of 17th October. I’ll be presenting “Just Don’t Do It” and a short version of “Interpreting Parallel Execution Plans” for both events, and “Thinking about Indexes” for just the Slovenian event.

Monday: 9:10 – 45 minutes:  Interpreting Parallel Execution Plans

Monday: 16:45 – 45 minutes: Thinking about Indexes

Monday: 17:40 – 1 hour: Just Don’t Do It

Thursday: 11:00 – 45 minutes: Interpreting Parallel Execution Plans

Friday: 11:55 – 1 hour: Just Don’t Do It.

The agenda is available in English for the Croatian Event

The agenda for the Slovenian event is in two parts: Monday and Tuesday.

5th – 7th Dec 2016 Birmingham, UK: I’ll be giving three presentation at UKOUG Tech 16.

  • Tues 6th 12:35 – Cost Based Optimizer – the panel session (with Neil Chandler and Martin Widlake acting as MCs)
  • Tues 6th 16:50 – Indexing and the Impact of New Technologies
  • Wed 7th  9:00 – All about B-tree and Bitmaps – a masterclass (2 hours) on indexes


  • Wed 7th 11:30 – I’ve been asked to moderate the round-table on the Cost Based Optimizer

I’m also on the standby list if there’s a cancellation that needs a substitute, but it’s for a two-hour session so there’s less chance of it being needed than a standard session: Interpreting Parallel Execution Plans – a masterclass that starts where typical presentations on reading serial execution plans end.

Please email me questions for the panel session at

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