Andrew J. Brust is Founder and CEO of Blue Badge Insights and writes a blog for ZDNet called "Big on Data". (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/big-data).
Blue Badge Insights provides strategy and advisory services to Microsoft customers and partners. The company derives from Andrew's background in application software development dating back to 1985, and his industry expertise in Microsoft technologies like .NET, SQL Server and Analysis Services. Andrew is co-author of "Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012" (Microsoft Press, 2012), an advisor to the NYTECH, the New York Technology Council, serves as Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, conference chair of Visual Studio Live!, and writes Visual Studio Magazine's "Redmond Review" column.