As the Technology Operations Manager of the data services team at Expedia, Inc, John Sansom is wholly responsible for one of the largest SQL Server estates in operation. His primary focus is to ensure the
service availability of Expedia's data technology platforms, whilst accommodating hot deployments without compromise to performance.
Specialising in solution architecture and performance-tuning, John provides SQL
Server consulting expertise to Expedia's global business teams, as well as independently through his own company.
Awarded the Microsoft Community Contributor(MCC) award, he is a prolific blogger and can be found regularly writing about SQL Server and
Professional Development over at www.johnsansom.com. As a tool to further inspire excellence and encourage the development of others, John created the SQL Community Forum, an entirely free community for ambitious Data Professionals to
collaborate and share knowledge. Having only just recently launched, the community has already amassed over 900 posts of insight and experience.