Marek Chmel is a senior CSA at Microsoft, specializing in data and AI. He is a speaker and trainer with more than 15 years' experience. He has been a Data Platform MVP since 2012. He has earned numerous certifications, including Azure Architect, Data Engineer and Scientist Associate, Certified Ethical Hacker, and several eLearnSecurity certifications. Marek earned his master's degree in business and informatics from Nottingham Trent University. He started his career as a trainer for Microsoft Server courses and later worked as SharePoint team lead and principal database administrator. He has authored two books, Hands-On Data Science with SQL Server 2017 and SQL Server 2017 Administrator's Guide.