Steve is currently working for Experian helping to look after hundreds of SQL instances around the globe. He started out using SQL Server as a developer using VB 3 and the seminal book "A Hitchhiker’s guide to VBSQL” (1994). After a brief interlude of being a Windows server engineer, he moved back to SQL Server and now specialises in architecting highly available performant solutions. In his spare time he has a family, takes part in x-country/fell-running/skiing and plays bridge.