Software Architect Lead at Derivco
Niels is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and works as Software Architect Lead at Derivco in Durban, South Africa, where he leads a team of architects. He also develops software and “dreams” up new and innovative ways to use existing and new technologies.
Before joining Derivco, Niels worked as a researcher/instructor at Developmentor, responsible for the database curriculum.
Niels has been working with SQL Server since SQL Server 4.2, and co-authored the first SQL Server 2005 book for developers: “A First Look at SQL 2005 for Developers”. Apart from being a SQL Server “nerd”, he is now quite interested in real-time streaming data, stream-processing, and the Cloud and Big Data. He blogs regularly about these topics at https://nielsberglund.com.
He is a sought after presenter at technology conferences and has presented at, amongst others: Tech-ED, SQL PASS, DevWeek, SQL Bits, SQL Saturday, etc.