Itzik Ben-Gan is a mentor and co-founder of SolidQ. A SQL Server Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) since 1999, Itzik has delivered numerous training events around the world focused on T-SQL Querying, Query Tuning, and Programming.
Itzik is the author of several books including Microsoft SQL Server 2008: T-SQL Fundamentals, Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2008: T-SQL Querying, Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2008: T-SQL Programming, and the recently published Microsoft SQL Server 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window Functions and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals. He has written many articles for SQL Server Magazine as well as articles and whitepapers for MSDN.
Itzik’s speaking activities include TechEd, DevWeek, SQLPASS, SQL Server Magazine Connections, various user groups around the world, and SolidQ’s events, to name a few. Itzik is the author of SolidQ’s Advanced T-SQL Querying, Programming, and Tuning and T-SQL Fundamentals courses, along with being a primary resource within the company for its T-SQL related activities.