Paul Turley (Vancouver, WA) is a Manager of Specialized Services for Hitachi Consulting Education Services. Paul manages the Business Intelligence training team and teaches classes for companies throughout the world on Microsoft SQL Server technologies. He works with companies to design architecture for and build BI and reporting solutions. He has been developing business database solutions since 1991 for companies like Microsoft, Disney, Nike, and Hewlett - Packard. He has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1996 and holds several industry certifications, including MCTS and MCITP for BI, MCSD, MCDBA, MSF Practitioner, and IT Project+.
Paul has authored and coauthored several books and courses on database, business intelligence, and application development technologies. He is the lead courseware developer for the Hitachi Consulting courses: “ SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Solutions ” and “ SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Solutions. ” His books include Professional SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services , Professional SQL Server Reporting Services (SQL Server 2000) , Beginning Transact - SQL with SQL Server 2000 and 2005 , Beginning SQL Server 2005 Administration , Beginning Access 2002 VBA , Data Warehousing with SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services , and Professional Access 2000 Programming — all from Wrox. He is also a contributing author to SQL Server 2005 Integration Services Step by Step from Microsoft Press.
Thiago Silva (Dallas, TX) is a Manager of Specialized
Services for Hitachi Consulting. Thiago has also been designing and
developing custom .NET, business intelligence, and Reporting
Services solutions since the early days of .NET and SQL Server
2000. He is a part of the Microsoft Strategic Alliance leadership
group within Hitachi Consulting, where he helps create, manage, and
deliver internal training materials and intellectual capital around
the Microsoft technology stack. He also teaches the SQL Server
Reporting Services course offered by Hitachi Consulting.
Bryan C. Smith (Irving, TX) is a Manager of Specialized Services for Hitachi Consulting. Bryan has been developing and administering database solutions since 1997 for clients in a variety of industries. These days, he focuses on helping clients build Business Intelligence solutions using the Microsoft SQL Server product suite. Bryan holds MCITP, MCTS, MCDBA, A+, Network+, and Server+ certifications, and serves as an instructor for Hitachi Consulting ’ s SQL Server Analysis Services course.
Ken Withee (Seattle, WA) is a Senior Consultant with
Hitachi Consulting. He earned a Master of Science degree in
Computer Science studying under Dr. Edward Lank at San Francisco
State University. Their work has been published in the LNCS
journals and was the focus of a presentation at the IASTED
conference in Phoenix. Their work has also been presented at
various other Human Computer Interaction conferences throughout the