2018 was probably the most exciting year in terms of changes and travel: not only did I present in one of my favorite places to be: Singapore, again, but also for the first time ever in Hong Kong and Australia: in Sydney and Melbourne.
As it turned out, this was also my last year as an independant speaker: in November I took a role at the Microsoft Product Team in Redmond (more on that here: Time for a new challenge: Senior Program Manager Microsoft SQL Server Security Team) and I left Germany.
Me with my fresh (blue) Microsoft badge and Ralf Dietrich at PASS Summit US. Ralf has been a long time sarring partner and former mentor of myself and took over the Company that I once founded in 2009 in Germany: Sarpedon Quality Lab. I am glad I found a successor who would uphold my vision of quality and service for my former customers.
On stage at SQLKonferenz together with Joachim Hammer, Program Manager from Microsoft SQL Security Team. – My future manager as it came to be 🙂