Itzik Ben-Gan is a T-SQL Trainer and Co-Founder of Lucient. A Microsoft Data Platform MVP (Most Valuable Professional) since 1999, Itzik has delivered numerous training events around the world focused on T-SQL Querying, Query Tuning and Programming. Itzik is the author of several books including T-SQL Fundamentals, T-SQL Querying and T-SQL Window Functions. He has written articles for sqlperformance.com, ITPro Today, and Lucient. Itzik’s speaking activities include SQLPASS, SQLBits, and various events and user groups around the world. Itzik is the author of Lucient’s Advanced T-SQL Querying, Programming and Tuning and T-SQL Fundamentals courses along with being a primary resource within the company for their T-SQL related activities.