Daron Yöndem

Daron Yöndem

Microsoft - Azure App Dev Lead for Middle East and Africa

Istanbul, Turkey

Daron has 19 years of experience with solution architecture, team building, and engineering leadership. He received Microsoft's prestigious Regional Director award for 13 consecutive years with multiple Gold Global Impact Awards. He holds Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional distinction for 14 years, with a focus on AI and Azure. Daron led multiple SaaS startups for eight years, launching cloud and appliance products. He is a regular speaker at international conferences focusing on microservices, serverless, DevOps, AI, and IoT. Daron currently works as the Azure Application Innovation Tech Lead in the Middle East and Africa for Microsoft.


Area of Expertise

  • Business & Management
  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Azure
  • Serverless
  • Architecture
  • Engineering Culture & Leadership

What’s in Azure for your mobile projects?

You are building mobile applications and wondering what’s in azure that can help you offload some of your responsibilities and increase your speed in delivering your projects? You are in the right place. In this session, we will take an end-to-end look from the backend to the client focusing on how you can improve performance, secure communication between server and backend, and implement a mobile DevOps approach to automate the delivery and testing of your mobile apps.

Living on an End-to-End Serverless Architecture on Azure

Hate servers and provisioning? Join me in this session to work on achieving the serverless Nirvana, end-to-end serverless architecture for your next application. We will discuss serverless compute options, serverless database choices, serverless eventing, serverless security, and more! We will talk about scaling and billing. Join the discussion!

Discover Serverless Data for Serverless Apps

Serverless is all the hype. We walk about Serverless applications but rarely look into our data services options. Building a full-on serverless architecture requires all layers to conform to our serverless world. In this session, we will look at data services in Azure that are Serverless in their nature, or can be serverless with the right implementation.

What comes after your first function in Serverless?

FAAS is the Nirvana of PAAS. You can spin out functions with HTTP Endpoint, expose indefinitely scalable APIs in a couple of seconds. Doesn’t that sound too good to be true? How do you do versioning, routing of your APIs? What if you need a stateful function? What are the right tools to do eventing between your functions and the platform where they live? What if you wanted to orchestrate your functions like you do with your containers? Finally, what about a scalable PAAS database to back all your functions? In this fast-paced session, we will try to answer all these questions.

Function Orchestration in the world of Serverless

You have a function, or two, or maybe more? Now is the time to talk about making sure you have full control on how data and communication flows between your functions. You need something to control how your functions interact to each other. You need something that can give you granular control, or sometimes maybe a simple user interface to get it done. This session is about your options in Azure to accomplish all that. We will look into Durable Functions and Logic Apps to understand where they can help us scaling our serverless move.

Update Conference Prague 2021

November 2021 Prague, Czechia

Global Azure 2021

April 2021


November 2020

MVP Days Israel 2020

November 2020

Global Azure Virtual

April 2020 Seattle, Washington, United States

Daron Yöndem

Microsoft - Azure App Dev Lead for Middle East and Africa

Istanbul, Turkey