The day two keynote was delivered by Hanuma Kodavalla a Microsoft Technical Fellow.
"It is still an unending source of surprise for me to see how a few scribbles on a blackboard or on a sheet of paper could change the course of human affairs."
Then sharing the papers that started it all and the fact that is the 50th anniversary of Codd's paper this year.
He mentioned this paper I read a long time ago “One size
fits all": an idea whose time has come and gone M.
He went through all the previous versions of SQL with their key features ending with SQL Server 2019.
Another key paper was mentioned
Then moved to discuss newer product features of SQL Azure Serverless and Azure Defender