Welcome to the Data Platform Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Data Platform Virtual Group website.

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Mission Statement

Data Platform DEI is the the Virtual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion group for the Data Platform community where we come to promote DEI in the data field, provide education on issues, and promote people that are diverse.

Our Team

Tracy Boggiano

Tracy Boggiano
Database Superhero
Sound Physicians
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Tracy is the Database Architect for Sound Physicians. Tracy does things in the Microsoft Data Platform Community and is Microsoft Data Platform MVP. When Tracy isn’t volunteering in the Microsoft Data Platform Community, she is trying to make a difference somewhere. Tracy has volunteered through the NC Guardian ad Litem program since 2003 being the voice for abused and neglected foster children in the court system. This is her passion outside of SQL Server and her favorite, most important job. Tracy also volunteers on the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Council for the Disability Rights of North Carolina and serves on the board of directors for the Foster Family Alliance of North Carolina.

Kellyn Gorman
Silk Inc.
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Kellyn is the Director of Relational Systems and AI at Silk, Inc.  She has over 25 years of multi-platform database and infrastructure experience, mainly focused on Oracle and SQL Server.  Kellyn has volunteered in the community for over a decade, having been both president of the Rocky Mtn. Oracle User Group(RMOUG) and the Denver SQL Server User Group(DSSUG) simultaneously.  She is an advocate and mentor for Women in Tech and the neurodiversity community as an AuDHD individual.  She now lives in Portland, Oregon on a floating home with her husband, Tim.

Deepthi Goguri

Deepthi Goguri
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Deepthi is a SQL Server Database Administrator, a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Certified professional with an Associate and Expert level Certification on Data Management and Analytics. She is an organizer for Microsoft Data and AI South Florida User Group, Microsoft Data Diversity, Equity and Inclusion User Group and a volunteer for Data Platform WIT User Group.

Kay Sauter
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Kay’s mission is to help customers design and implement data solutions that leverage Microsoft’s Data Platform. Kay is passionate about data and creating practical and concise dashboards that communicate insights and value. He’s also a speaker at data community events, sharing his knowledge and experience with others.  Kay is the founder and main organizer of the Swiss Azure Data User Group Data TGIF,  co-founder and one of the organizers of DATA BASH, and co-leader of the DEI Virtual Group.