Tim Ford is an independent consultant, data professional, author, and community leader whose technical passions lie in creative solutions for managing and presenting data. He has been a healthcare DBA since 2000, and is an advocate for proper design, performance, and security in that sphere of information technology. Currently on the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Board of Directors, Tim has oversight of the SQLSaturday program. As an author for MSSQLTips, Simple-Talk, SQLServerCentral, and his own site, thesqlagentman.com, Tim regularly provides content on database-related topics, professional development sciences as well as general technology commentary.
Tim regularly speaks at SQLSaturday events worldwide, but his true passion lies in taking small groups of students and leaders in the SQL Community aboard cruise ships for technical and professional development training without the distractions of the office and Internet twice a year on SQL Cruises (www.sqlcruise.com). He's authored a book on Dynamic Management Objects with Louis Davidson and provides commentary and content in his own voice (and in 140 character bursts) on Twitter as @sqlagentman. Also, follow Tim on Google+.