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PASS Community Summit 2008: Keynotes

As the industry's premier Microsoft SQL Server event, what better way to kick off this year's PASS Community Summit 2008 than with the return of Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President, Data and Storage Platform Division at Microsoft Corp. Join Ted and the rest of the SQL Server Community as we get treated to a sneak peek at the future of Microsoft SQL Server.

Be part of the experience. Join us for this year's keynote on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 9am.

Our second keynote on Thursday, November 20, 2008 will be led by Tom Casey, GM for SQL Server Business Intelligence at Microsoft Corp. As a general manager within the SQL Server development team, Tom Casey is responsible for managing the overall strategy, design, development and delivery of SQL Server business intelligence technologies.

Our final keynote of the Summit will feature David J. DeWitt, a Technical Fellow in the Data and Storage Platform Division. DeWitt is creating and leading the Microsoft Jim Gray Systems Lab, a new advanced development center in Madison, Wisconsin for Microsoft. DeWitt has authored over 120 technical publications and served on numerous program committees and NSF Review Panels. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (1998), a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2007), and an ACM Fellow (1995). He received the 1995 SIGMOD Innovations Award for his contributions to the database systems field.