Matt Gordon has worked with SQL Server since 2000 and has worked with versions up to and including SQL Server 2017. He is the leader of the Lexington, KY, chapter of PASS, a frequent SQL Saturday speaker, a user group speaker and a speaker at PASS Summit 2017. He’s also been named a 2018 Friend of Redgate and IDERA SQL Superstar. His original data professional role was as a database developer, but that quickly evolved into query-tuning work, which further evolved into a full-fledged DBA in the healthcare realm. He has supported critical systems utilizing SQL Server across multiple data centers and managed dozens of 24/7/365 SQL Server implementations. He currently utilizes those years of real-world experience as a national Microsoft data platform consultant helping clients design deployment solutions that meet their ever-changing business needs.