Alex Mang

Alex Mang

Microsoft Regional Director and Most Valuable Professional

Oradea, Romania

Alex Mang is a Microsoft Regional Director, Azure Most Valuable Professional, working as a cloud architect, consultant, trainer, software developer but also regularly seen at conferences and user groups speaking mostly on cloud-computing topics. His main goal is to help developers better understand the implications of cloud-computing as a whole, from as many perspectives as possible. Alex was invited three times in a row as a featured speaker at Microsoft Ignite, the company’s largest and most important technical conference gathering nearly 35,000 attendees.
Since 2011, Alex runs KeyTicket Solutions, a company focused on democratizing access control, ticketing and management solutions for every single vertical in the world.
For his experience on cloud-driven solutions, his Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) stand as proof and so do the many happy customers he had the pleasure to work with for the past many years.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing on the Azure Platform
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Azure Data Platform
  • Azure Functions
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Azure IaaS
  • Azure SaaS
  • Azure BCDR
  • Azure Security
  • Azure SQL Server
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure PaaS
  • Azure Stack
  • Azure Mobile Development Enterprise Architecture
  • Azure Service Fabric
  • Azure CosmosDB
  • Azure Logic Apps
  • Visual Studio
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Visual Studio / .NET
  • Visual Studio App Center
  • .NET
  • ML.NET
  • .NET Standard
  • ASP.NET Core
  • .net core
  • .NET UI
  • C#
  • Software Design
  • Software Development
  • Software Architecture
  • Modern Software Development
  • software engineering
  • Cloud
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Security
  • Security
  • Security & Compliance
  • web security
  • IT Security
  • Application Security
  • Cloud App Security

Can Serverless Really Be Trusted For Production Apps?

You may have heard me talk about the capabilities of Azure Functions and Azure Logic Apps before, but now I'm taking it up a several notches!
And this is mostly because a lot of things have changed over the past few years in terms of serverless and cloud-native applications.
Through this session I will develop a completely severless application Additionally, I will show you everything you need to know in order to make your serverless effort a worry-free application. In fact, I will show you everything I've learn from running serverless application in production.
Join me at this session during which you will get to do a deep dive with me on the ins and outs of Azure Functions when it comes to real stories and apps rather than just 'Hello, World'-s. I will finger point each bad practice and the things you should avoid, but at the end of the day we'll have created something awesome. So, how far and how fast can we actually go... now?

Containerized Application Development Adventures in Azure for a Hardcore Windows Developer

Docker keeps gaining incredible popularity and given the revolution it started in software architecture, it's easy to understand why. However, even though containerization used to be a de-facto concept for the Linux world, Windows users weren't left behind. 
Throughout this session I will show you everything I've learnt from building my own first physical Kubernetes cluster, and everything I've learn in terms of microservices-based applications development, including the overwhelming number of open-source runtimes, frameworks and components.
Effectively, you-'ll learn how cloud-native applications are built. Are you ready to make you apps modern again?

Developing for Azure Kinect

Kinect is a popular brand among new-generation developers for its capabilities as an Xbox peripheral back in the day.
Today though, Microsoft is promoting Kinect as "Azure Kinect" instead, which provides developers access to the best AI sensors in a single convenient device.
During this session I will show you how to develop an application for various verticals and industries using Azure Kinect as the mean of input and show you how to use Azure Kinect with Windows containers to enable easy integration with Cognitive Services.

Taming Azure Resources Using Cloud Governance And Tools

Provisioning resources and sharing the subscription with your team is an easy task these days, but controlling organization-wide conventions, policies and even automating alerts and actions to be taken once these policies are breached can seem overwhelmingly complex.
Join me in this session to learn everything you need to keep Azure resources under control and feel safe in the driver's seat.

Modern Application Development With Containers

Containerizing an application isn't too difficult today using the tooling available in Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code. However, it takes more than just a container image to have modern applications.
Throughout this session we will talk about gaining deployment flexibility and learn how to manage containers for deployment, what options you have for container registries and the ways in which you can scale deployed containers. Additionally, you will also learn how to store application secrets in Azure KeyVault and how to securely access business critical data.

10 Years Later: Quo Vadis, Azure?

The journey of Azure through its 10 years of continuous development is a fun one, but one filled with numerous experiences and lessons. This keynote is intended to open the eyes of the audience on the evolution of Azure and the entire cloud industry over the past decade and concludes with a possible future of the cloud for the next decade.
Join me for an entertaining conversation on how the industry evolved from using Visual Studio 2010 for configuring a cloud virtual machine, to using Artificial Intelligence and unsupervised learning to detect deep fakes. Brace yourselves: no cloud-typical technology will be left aside!

Designing Microservices with DAPR and .NET

If there is one thing which cloud has done over the past years, it is that it has brought us amazing new ways to write reliable software.
With the ever-increasing pace of announcements and releases, it's practically impossible to keep up with cloud vendors and most worryingly, chances for missing out stepping-stone technologies for developing cloud-native applications are extremely high.
So while you may have seen me talk about DAPR in the past, this time around we are taking it up a notch and talk about the pragmatic microservices implementation with DAPR and .NET. This will be a code-heavy, developer's guide to building cloud-native applications using the DAPR event-driven runtime. We're effectively bringing the entire world of microservices (which seems unreachable to most devs) down to Earth and use comprehensive examples for the typical .NET developer.

DevOps in Azure: From Zero to Hero in less than an hour!

The world of Azure is vast seems never-ending. That's why trying to gain control over it without having the proper insights and knowledge regarding Continuous Integration and Deployment capabilities, Continuous Testing and Continuous Assurance, governance or even cost optimization can feel daunting - in fact, more often than not it feels like a battle you've lost before even going to a fight.
But in reality, Azure was built from ground up with automation in mind and harnessing that automation part of your own practices is more easier than you might have imagined!
Join me in a fantastic journey around *ALL* the tools you must be equipped with when you want to take control over Azure and become your company's Azure Hero.

CloudBrew 2023 - A two-day Microsoft Azure event

December 2023 Mechelen, Belgium

ESPC23 - European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference

November 2023 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Azure Lowlands

January 2020 Rotterdam, The Netherlands

CloudBrew 2019 - A two-day Microsoft Azure event

December 2019 Mechelen, Belgium

Microsoft TechDays 2019

October 2019 Kista, Sweden

Techorama Netherlands 2019

October 2019 Ede, The Netherlands

ITCamp 2019

June 2019 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Techorama Belgium 2019

May 2019 Antwerpen, Belgium

Microsoft Techdays 2019

February 2019 Helsinki, Finland

IglooConf 2019

January 2019 Helsinki, Finland

Techorama NL 2018

October 2018 Ede, The Netherlands

ITCamp 2018

June 2018 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Alex Mang

Microsoft Regional Director and Most Valuable Professional

Oradea, Romania