Low Code Lead & Ecosystem Architect at ANS
Reading, United Kingdom
I’m a geek and proud to admit it! I’m also a rather large, talkative South African who plays drums, wears horrendous Hawaiian shirts and has an affinity for engaging in as many social gatherings as humanly possible, because, well….I want to experience as much as possible and connect with as many different people as I can! I am, unapologetically, Myself! This zest for interaction and collaboration has led to a fixation on community and an understanding that by bringing people together in the right environment, ANYTHING can be achieved.
I have an intense enthusiasm for technology. I am a terrific tinkerer, a passionate problem solver and a magical maker. As long as I am creating something, I feel fulfilled. Technology provides me with my creative outlet, especially in a digital format. My core focus is on the Microsoft Power Platform, a perfect consolidation of digital technology creating a symphony between both right and left brain hemispheres.
I love to explore the huge mountain of digital building bricks provided by Microsoft to create amazing solutions and solve real problems. I love to bring people together to talk about the amazing things that can be created and can be used to change the way organisations work. I enjoy watching as people, both inexperienced and seasoned, build things and then realise that technology and learning have no boundaries. The sense of digital inclusion within community is what I strive for.
I look forward to connecting with each and every one of you!
Area of Expertise
Licensing by Design - Let's build your problems
When business have a problem we all know there are 10 ways to solve it but which is right? How can you work out licensing implications of that design before you decide which to choose? How can you make sure it fit's the needs not only now but also in the future.
Join us to talk through licensing in a way that makes sense. In building solutions designing what it would look like in common scenarios whether that's Power Platform, Azure or D365. This is an open session for you to bring your questions too so let's fix some problems!
Dataverse as a governance tool and not just for data!
You think Dataverse is just for data, right? WRONG! We will run through just why you need Dataverse in your organisation. Come and witness a demo-rich session where we will show you some of what goes on under the hood of the Power Platform. This is going to get INTENSE!
ISV Business Solutions: BizApps Products versus Accelerators
There is a growing number of vertical business solutions built by ISVs. Some of these solutions are just an accelerator (usually free) to build a solution or top but there is growing number of complete off the shelf products built on Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement. These are full products with future roadmap, regular upgrades and a whole community around them.
In this Panel discussion, you will join Mohamed Mostafa, Microsoft MVP/FastTrack Architect and Director of iProperty Cloud Platform for Property and Housing, to discuss the future of ISV Business Solutions both Products and Accelerators as well as Microsoft's backing and support of complete Industry-specific products and vertical solutions.
Our Panellists will include a number of Microsoft MVPs, Community leaders and Microsoft colleagues.
Governance is not a dirty word
Governance is a process, a method of ensuring quality, driving adoption and empowering innovation. It does not have to be a negative, cumbersome method.
Let's discuss in this open session the best ways of enabling your business technologist to create the next generation of applications utilising the Microsoft tools, re-usable processes and community.
Empowering Business Enablers with the Power Platform
The Power Platform offers a multitude of extraordinary capabilities which can enthral employees and improve your EX without breaking the bank.
The key is to ensure you give your business champions the right training, the right empowerment and the right processes to encourage a new breed of apps.
The platform is the starter, this session will highlight the best practices for adoption, enablement and community building for your organisation.
The Rise of Business Technologist
Come and join this interactive session to learn more about what’s behind this (new) role, how it fits the Power Platform and becomes important for every Fusion Team. We‘ll uncover the job description and will provide some practical insights from the field .
Power Platform - Its a PLATFORM not an APP
All too often, we place our focus on the "App" in the Power PLatform and forget about the fact that there are so many more AMAZING pieces of functionality that we can use to ignite AWESOME, be creative and inspire thinking out the box.
In this session, we will pull out all the stops, do some crazy live demo builds and even attempt the worlds shortest Hackathon to show just how effective the Power Platform can be in organisations.
The Roast of the Data Sauces
Have you ever seen a "Roast Battle" on comedy central before? Well, that's how we plan on tackling the age-old question:
"when building solutions, Where should I put my data."
In this Punchy, argumentative join us where we will tackle this tricky question and probably upset one another and the audience :)
Unboxing the Magical Mysteries of Multiplexing
WTF is Multiplexing? Let's take a look under the hood and figure it all out! It's on page 2 of the licensing guide, so it must be pretty important.
Is Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement dead?
Can we build an entire CRM system with Power Platform? But all I do is Dynamics!
Join us for a strongly opinionated session focusing on the Power Platform and where the Dynamics 365 First Party Apps fit in!
CDS Vs. SharePoint Lists Vs. SQL
lets solve this once and for all! Which data storage facility works best in which scenario and why. In this session ill be selecting various use cases and comparing the solution build cycle n top of each data facility.
Lets solve the data argument once and for all
We constantly talk about data and where it needs to live within the Power Platform. In this session I will explore the pros & cons of the various data facilities - Including licensing! YES.... Gulp!!
Lets roast the data sauces
Ever built a Power App? Ever wondered why stuff breaks in the front end? Ever turned your Canvas App into a coding platform because you are too cheap to pay for a premium license so you can connect to a proper data storage facility? Want to hear us roast the data sources? Why SharePoint lists only work for certain App types, Why Dataverse costs HUGE amounts of money.... Come to this session. We deliver sauce to these data sources Tarantino style!
A Thunderbolt of Functional Awesome with the Power Platform
Do you want to achieve value and solve problems at a rapid pace within your organisation? AWESOME! The Power Platform can help you do this. In this session I will do a live solution build right in front of your very eyes, starting from some flat data and will end up with a working solution. No tricks, no smoke & mirrors... Real live config!
How to provide amazing business value rapidly using Microsoft Power Platform
Do you want to know more about Power Platform? Come to this crash course where we will be looking at how Dataflex Pro, Power Apps, Power BI & Power Automate work harmoniously together to provide amazing business value at a rapid rate.
Iberian Technology Summit Upcoming
Power Platform 24
Deutschland Powerthon 2021
Dynamics 365 User Group - UK - 22 Apr 2021
Low Code Lead & Ecosystem Architect at ANS
Reading, United Kingdom