ZDNet, Technology writer, author, podcaster
Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the “Windows Weekly” podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Confidentiality guaranteed.
Technology podcaster, published author, and blogger
Paul Thurrott is an award-winning technology journalist and blogger with over 20 years of industry experience and the author of over 25 books. He is the News Director for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, the major domo at Thurrott.com, and the co-host of three tech podcasts: Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley, What the Tech with Andrew Zarian, and First Ring Daily with Brad Sams. He was formerly the senior technology analyst at Windows IT Pro and the creator of the SuperSite for Windows.
MicroWarehouse, Azure MVP, Technical Sales Lead
Aidan is an 11-year Microsoft Valuable Professional (MVP) with previous expertises of System Center Configuration Manager and Hyper-V. He works as the Technical Sales Lead of MicroWarehouse Ltd., an Irish technology distributor, where he focuses on assisting Microsoft partners with Azure skills & business growth.
Aidan writes a lot about public and private cloud technologies on his site and is the Contributing Editor on Microsoft virtualization for Petri.com. He has spoken at events around Europe and the USA, including TechEd Europe, Microsoft Ignite, E2EVC, and more, about Hyper-V and Azure. Aidan also runs a company called Cloud Mechanix, which runs hands-on Azure training in the EU.
Ergo Group, Cloud and Datacenter MVP, Azure Cloud Lead
Kevin Greene is a Microsoft MVP and consultant working for Ergo, an IT services and consulting company located in Dublin, Ireland. A regular speaker at local and international events, he has also authored a number of books on Windows Server and Cloud and Datacenter Management technologies.
Microsoft, Azure Backup Program Manager
Kartik Pullabhotla is a Program Manager on the Microsoft Azure Backup product engineering team and is responsible for cloud-integrated backup solutions for hybrid IT environments, at scale monitoring and automation. Kartik has earlier worked on Azure Backup’s hybrid offerings such as Microsoft Azure Backup Server and Azure Backup agent. Now he works on File recovery from VMs, enlightened workload backup support, automation scenarios such as Powershell/CLI/ARM templates and REST APIs and Monitoring solutions for Azure Backup. With understanding on both hybrid and pure Azure offerings and insights into scale requirements for automation, Kartik hopes to expedite usage of cloud for infrastructure management and data protection.
ITpro, MVP, MODE and Technology advisor
The way out of trouble is never as simple as the way in
Schrödinger’s Code – Code that has been written, but not tested, and is in a state of neither working nor failing until it is observed.
Besides my activity for ten years as a journalist and product manager for the Norwegian IT- Magazine ITpro.no, I have also managed to acquired two certificate of completed apprenticeship within electronics and ICT.
As of fall 2015 I have completed a bachelor degree in information science (BASV-INFO), and spring 2018 I completed my degree in Work- and organizational psychology at the University of Bergen, combined they focus on software development and motivational- and organization psychology. In my daytime job at Innofactor I focus on user experience and the interrelationship of humans, computers and implementation of new technology to peoples life.
I have been awarded with the MVP since 2014 and MODE (Microsoft OneDrive Expert) since 2017.
I have been a frequent speaker at various local seminars, TechDays Sweden, at Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NIC) and Ignite.
Prodata, Irish SQL Dude and World SQL Jenga Champion
Bob Duffy is a SQL Server MVP from Dublin, Ireland who is MCA, MCM and now Analysis Services “Maestro” certified.
Bob used to work for Microsoft Consulting Services a Senior Consult and subject matter expert for BI/data. He now works at the Prodata SQL Centre off Excellence in Dublin, Ireland where he helps enterprise customers with cloud architecture, design, performance tuning, benchmarking and pretty much anything to do with SQL Server or Business Intelligence.
Lumagate, Cloud & Datacenter MVP, Principal Consultant
Damian is a Principal Consultant for Lumagate; an evangelist guided on the principal of “Making incredible technology, incredibly simple.”. Recognised as a Microsoft MVP since 2011 and Cisco Champion since 2014, he can be found blogging at www.damianflynn.com, tweeting under the alias @damian_flynn, and has published a number of white papers, technical articles, webinars, and co-author of multiple Microsoft Cloud related books, and Official Courseware. He is a regular presenter at many international and community events.
Currently focused on Cloud Technologies and the Hybrid Datacentre, Specialising in Azure Governance, and sustainable DevOps; Assisting organisations on Cloud optimised delivery of Legacy Apps and Microservices, leveraging containers and serverless when possible. When not working; his passion is IoT, with a background in PLC and emmbedded electronics, and has delivered professional home automation solutions.
Cloud Solution Architect - Azure MVP
Eldert can be described as an Azure MVP, Cloud Solution Architect, blogger, public speaker and technical author. He is mainly focused on Azure, Enterprise Integration and IoT. In his spare time Eldert likes to be active in the community and and can often be found working with the latest technologies. Eldert has been working in many innovative projects around Azure and integration, working in the roles of architect, developer and team lead. He can be found on Twitter at @egrootenboer and has a blog at https://blog.eldert.net/
COMPAREX, MVP CDM and Azure | Principal IT-Architect
Eric is a MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management and Microsoft Azure. He is working as a Principal IT-Architect at COMPAREX AG. His main areas are: Microsoft Azure, Hybrid Infrastructure, Windows Server and Management Solutions. His motto: “The community lives from the community and only those who join in keep her alive!”
wortell, Remoting Windows Enthusiast
Freek Berson speaks at various conferences around the world including Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft TechSummit, Microsoft TechDays, BriForum, E2EVC and ExpertsLive. Freek is awarded Microsoft MVP since 2011. He co-athored the book “RDS – The Complete Guide” which is available on Amazon. He works as an Infrastructure Specialist at Wortell, a system integrator company based in the Netherlands, where he focusses on End User Computing and all related technologies mostly on the Microsoft platform. He is also a managing partner at rdsgurus.com. He maintains his personal blog at http://themicrosoftplatform.net where he writes articles and blog posts related to Remote Desktop Services, Azure, and other Microsoft technologies. He is also experienced in performing automated deployments using Azure Resource Manager and designing JSON templates. . You can follow him on twitter via @fberson.
Developer | Microsoft MVP
Gerald Versluis (@jfversluis) is an all-round software developer, Microsoft MVP and two-time author from The Netherlands. After years of experience working with Xamarin, Azure and .NET technologies, he has been involved in a number of different projects and has been building several apps and solutions.
Not only does he like to code, but he is also passionate about spreading his knowledge – as well as gaining some in the bargain. Gerald involves himself in speaking, providing training sessions and writing blogs (https://blog.verslu.is) or articles in his free time. Twitter: @jfversluis | Website: https://gerald.verslu.is
Sepago, Cloud Architect
Gregor is working for sepago GmbH as a Cloud Architect for Azure. Before joining sepago, he was working as Cloud- and Infrastructure architect with main focus on Microsoft technologies like Windows Server, Hyper-V and System Center.
He is organizer of the Azure Meetup Bonn, an local Azure user group near cologne.
DevOps & Azure Architect | Speaker
Henry Been is an independent architect and developer from The Netherlands. He works with development teams to create great software.
Henry’s interests include the Azure cloud, DevOps, software architecture and the design and implementation of testable and maintainable software. Next to working in different companies, he is also one of the Microsoft ALM | DevOps Rangers
Principal Cloud Architect
Johan Dahlbom is a working as a Solution Architect and Cloud Principal at Accenture primarily focusing transforming businesses with the Microsoft Cloud. Johan has extensive experience with large-scale deployments and transformations in both public and private sectors. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Office 365 and a Microsoft Certified Trainer and regularly teaches classes in his areas of expertise.
Xpirit, Monolith killer & coding Azure architect
Pascal helps companies embrace Microsoft Azure and build large scale distributed systems with modern architectures based on microservices. Pascal works as an Azure Cloud Consultant at Xpirit. He is the co-founder of the Dutch Azure Meetup and is awarded by Microsoft with the MVP award for Microsoft Azure. In his spare time he enjoys killing monoliths, just for fun.
Enterprise Client Management Specialist and Microsoft MVP
Peter works with organisations in the UK and across the world on their Microsoft Enterprise Mobility solutions using. Peter was awarded as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in 2018 and is an active member of the IT community as a community leader of WMUG. Peter is also a qualified trainer, published author, blogger and conference speaker.
Cloud Solutions Architect & Azure MVP
I’m a Solutions Architect and Microsoft Azure MVP, focused on providing architecture and technical solutions for cloud-based SaaS projects using Azure.
I’m particularly focused on areas around cloud automation and deployment, devops, configuration management, along with high performance and grid computing in the cloud.
I blog about Azure and cloud-related topics at samcogan.com
ATEA, Principal Solution Architect
Sharing my time between a role as Modern Workplace/Productivity Solution Architech and Technical Sales Specialst with a focus on Modern Workplace regardless of technology – but with a strong Microsoft focus.
I like to call myself a Technical Evangelist and i absolutely love to be challenged and inspire colleagues, customers and the community in general. My goal is to empower every person to be both productive and happy at work – regardless of where it is at any particular moment.
I hold several Microsoft certifications, work as a P-Seller with Microsoft and are proud to call myself MCT. I have always been a tech-guy, and even though my current role isn’t a technical one, I make sure to be up to date – with hands-on experience. And now, its more important than ever to look outside the Microsoft-sphere, even if it feels scary sometimes. And yes, I do have both a blog and a Twitter account.
Off work, I love being out and about, doing all kinds of sports – even though I lack talent in most. I’m passionate about whisky (and beer) and if I could live anywhere else other then Sweden, it would be Scotland or Antarctica.
INNOFACTOR, Security Geek and Director Cybersecurity
Stefan Schörling started with Security in the mid 90th’s, He is very passionate about IT Security, back in the 90th’s he started with Linux and Networking and has over the years worked holistically with all aspects of Security, For the last 10 years he has been awarded as a Microsoft MVP
itnetX, Lead Architect
Thomas Maurer works as a Lead Architect and Technology Lead (Member of the Executive Team) at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Switzerland. Thomas helps companies to transform their business to the Cloud. Thomas is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Platform based on Microsoft Azure, Office 365, System Center, Microsoft Virtualization and Microsoft Datacenter Solutions.
Thomas is heavily collaborating with Microsoft in several different programs such as Partner Cloud Solutions Architect (CSA), Azure Advisor and various Microsoft TAP and Preview Programs.
Before Thomas joined itnetX he has worked as Head of Microsoft Engineering for service provider where he was responsible for planning and implementing public cloud solutions based on Microsoft Technology.
Beside the certifications as Microsoft Certified IT Professional MCITP: Enterprise Administrator and MCTIP: Virtualization Administrator he is also one of the first Microsoft Certified Solution Experts for Private Cloud solutions, Server Infrastructure and Microsoft Certificated Solution Developer Azure Solutions Architect(MCSE: Private Cloud, MCSE: Server Infrastructure, MCSE: Windows Server, MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect).