Christopher Gill

Christopher Gill

Cloud Architect| Microsoft Azure MVP | MCT | Learn-it-all | Blogger | Mentor | Speaker | Diversity & Inclusion Ally

Rochester, New York, United States


My name is Christopher Gill and I am a learn-it-all with a combined 20 years of experience in Cloud Design and Administration, Enterprise Architecture, DevOps, and App management. I currently hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from St. Bonaventure University and maintain over 30 technology industry certifications. I am passionate about learning and growing a community of experts and am frequently found on social media sharing best practices and experiences helping others be successful in their Datacenter and Cloud management journeys.


Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Cloud Computing on the Azure Platform
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Cloud & Infrastructure
  • Cloud Automation
  • Cloud Security
  • Cloud Srategy
  • Cloud Transformation
  • Cloud App Security

Achieving Phishing-resistant Passwordless Protection with Passkeys

Join us for an enlightening session on “Achieving Phishing-resistant Passwordless Protection with Passkeys,” where we’ll dive into the future of cybersecurity. Say goodbye to the era of complex passwords and hello to a seamless, secure login experience.

Session Highlights:

Unlock the Power of Passkeys: Discover how passkeys offer a more secure alternative to traditional passwords, protecting against phishing attacks.
Seamless Integration: Learn how to integrate passkeys into your existing security framework with minimal disruption.
User Experience Redefined: Experience how passkeys can simplify user authentication without compromising on security.
Live Demonstration: Witness a live demo of setting up and using passkeys across different platforms.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to revolutionize your security measures with passkeys and lead the charge towards a passwordless future!

Microsoft Defender for Cloud Overview

This session delves into the capabilities of Microsoft Defender for Cloud, cloud-native application protection platform that is designed to protect cloud-based applications from cyber threats and vulnerabilities.

Access Package Overview

We will discuss about Access Packages and their use cases

“Creative responses to Letters to Santa using Azure OpenAI

Do you want to make your children’s Christmas more magical and memorable? Do you want to surprise them with personalized and witty replies from Santa Claus? Do you want to learn how to use Azure OpenAI to generate natural language content that is engaging and relevant? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this session is for you!

In this session, you will learn how to use Azure OpenAI, a cloud-based service that provides access to powerful artificial intelligence models, such as GPT-3/4 and ChatGPT, that can generate text on any topic. You will see how to use Azure OpenAI to create creative responses to Letters to Santa, using real examples from children around the world. You will also learn how to customize the tone, style, and content of the responses, using various parameters and techniques. By the end of this session, you will be able to create your own Letters from Santa that will delight your children and make their Christmas more special.

The Powerful Multitool: Power Platform and Microsoft Graph

Looking for a powerful productivity multitool that fits in your back pocket? Join us as we demonstrate using Microsoft Graph API, connectors, and Data Connect to power and extend Microsoft 365 experiences while working together to build unique, intelligent applications within Power Platform.

Not all mentors wear capes!

Come join us as we host a lively panel discussion on how to sustain rewarding mentorships that help others to change the outcome of their career and lives! Topics covered include but are not limited to: how to get started as a mentor, how to set expectations, how to budget both time and resources, and finally how to not overlook our own events and obligations as additional opportunities for growth and mentorship.

Sharing is Caring: How to plan live streaming your content

We will share tips, best practices, and actions for anyone looking to get started with planning your content, branding, and live streaming engaging and actionable videos. While we will discuss how we achieve this as a team, you can also achieve this individually by having a textable tribe to support and keep you honest.

Overview of Microsoft Entra

Overview of Microsoft Entra

Microsoft Zero Trust

Microsoft has adopted a modern approach to security called “Zero Trust,” which is based on the principle: never trust, always verify.

Azure Cost Management

Overview about Azure Cost Management

12 Festive Mental Focus Tips

Feeling distracted, lost, or languishing with things that you want to accomplish especially BEFORE the holidays? This blog article will share an actionable list of 12 festive Mental Focus tips and tools that will help you improve your focus and inspire healthy habits!

"Yule" Learn Azure Monitor Log Analytics

Showing tips, tricks, and best practices for workspace design and access control within Azure Monitor Log Analytics, including some handy and reusable queries

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Azure Back to School 2023 Sessionize Event

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Azure Spring Clean 2023 Sessionize Event

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Azure Back to School 2022 Sessionize Event

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Global Azure 2022 Sessionize Event

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Festive Tech Calendar 2021 Sessionize Event

December 2021

Azure Back to School 2021 Sessionize Event

September 2021

Festive Tech Calendar Sessionize Event

December 2020

Christopher Gill

Cloud Architect| Microsoft Azure MVP | MCT | Learn-it-all | Blogger | Mentor | Speaker | Diversity & Inclusion Ally

Rochester, New York, United States


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