Hilary Cotter has more than 20 years of experience as a Web and database consultant in the tristate area of New York/New Jersey/Connecticut. Currently director of text mining and database strategy at RelevantNoise.com, Cotter has also worked for companies such as Microsoft and Merrill-Lynch. A key contributor to the SQL Server community, Cotter regularly speaks at industry events and is the author of a book on replication. He has been a SQL Server MVP since 2001 and is also a member of PASS and Quest’s Association of SQL Server Experts.