Babu Akkandi is a mechanical engineer (DME), but due to his interest in programming he moved to the IT industry. He has a B.S in Information Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS, Pilani). He has 15+ years of work experience (11+ years in IT and 4 years in Non-IT). Currently he is working as an Associate BI Architect at a leading IT Services company in India (Bangalore). He started his IT career as an application developer using VB6, later moved to .NET, MSBI, ODI, OBIEE, Business Objects, etc. He has been working with SQL Server since version 7.0 and received a SQL Server MVP award in 2010 and 2011. He is also a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) in Business Intelligence 2012, MCITP in BI 2008 and MCTS in .Net Framework 2.0. Babu can be reached at [email protected].