Microsoft Regional Directors

All Microsoft Regional Directors that have added their award to their speaker profile.

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Alberto Diaz Martin

Alberto Diaz Martin

A professional with more than 20years of experience in the IT Industry, all of them working with Microsoft Technologies. His principal activities are Development and Solution Analysts on his first years and as Team Leader and Solution Architect on the last 6 years. Currently Chief Technology Innovation Officer in ENCAMINA, leading Microsoft technology software development and member of the management board.

For the Spanish Community, he works as organizer and speaker in the most important Microsoft technologies conferences which he is one of the most important leaders. Author of several books and articles in professional magazine, from 2013 he began a new career as co-director of CompartiMOSS, a Microsoft technologies magazine.

In 2011 he was named Microsoft MVP and he still retaining recognition for the seventh consecutive year. He defined himself as a geek, smartphones lover and developer. For the community, has founded TenerifeDev (www.tenerifedev.com) with other friends, a technical community in Tenerife, coordinator at SUGES (SharePoint Users Group on Spain, www.suges.es) and at Comunidad Office 365 Spain.

A professional with more than 20years of experience in the IT Industry, all of them working with Microsoft Technologies. His principal activities are Development and Solution Analysts on his first years and as Team Leader and Solution Architect on th... Show more

Tobias Fenster

Tobias Fenster

Tobias Fenster started as a developer in the 1990s. Holding different positions including Head of Technical Consulting, Head of Development and CTO for multiple Microsoft partners during his career, he is now a Managing Director at 4PS Germany. He is also a Microsoft Regional Director, holds dual Microsoft MVP awards for Business Applications and Azure and is a Docker Captain.

He is blogging on tobiasfenster.io, where he writes about Business Applications, Docker and Windows Containers, but also tooling like Azure DevOps, Visual Studio Code and infrastructure automation. His other focus is Azure, mainly around container environments and SQL.

Tobias Fenster started as a developer in the 1990s. Holding different positions including Head of Technical Consulting, Head of Development and CTO for multiple Microsoft partners during his career, he is now a Managing Director at 4PS Germany. He is... Show more

Ståle Hansen

Ståle Hansen

Ståle Hansen is the Founder, CEO and Digital Wellbeing coach at CloudWay. He is currently awarded as Microsoft MVP and is a Microsoft Regional Director with over a decade working with Microsoft 365 and hybrid solutions. His passion is working smart in Microsoft 365 with Copilot powered by Viva. He is an international public speaker since 2012 and has spoken at conferences such as Microsoft Ignite, Experts Live and the Microsoft 365 Conference. In 2023, he won the Wellness Champion Award at ESPC for his GTD inspired productivity concept, Digital Wellbeing, which you can find on his YouTube channel with more than 4500 subscribers and 400 000 views.

Ståle Hansen is the Founder, CEO and Digital Wellbeing coach at CloudWay. He is currently awarded as Microsoft MVP and is a Microsoft Regional Director with over a decade working with Microsoft 365 and hybrid solutions. His passion is working smart i... Show more

Bronwen Zande

Bronwen Zande

Bronwen is a developer based in Brisbane who likes to play with new technology. She is an organiser of DDD Brisbane, a Microsoft MVP and Regional Director, WTM Ambassador, Coralus (formally SheEO) activator and wildlife carer who loves to travel the world and take photos.

Bronwen is a developer based in Brisbane who likes to play with new technology. She is an organiser of DDD Brisbane, a Microsoft MVP and Regional Director, WTM Ambassador, Coralus (formally SheEO) activator and wildlife carer who loves to travel the... Show more

David Schneider

David Schneider

Enthusiastic about technology, passionate about growing, inspiring and leading technical teams, getting-things-done-mentality and problem solving skills. Specialized in Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Azure and SharePoint. Currently working as CTO for isolutions - a leading Microsoft partner in Switzerland - and in charge of setting up the delivery center in Barcelona. Awarded as Microsoft MVP since 2015 and as a Microsoft Regional Director since 2020.

Together with the isolutions team, he is committed to making customers happy and successful every day. The focus is on a secure and sustainable integration of various Microsoft and third-party products.

He lives in Barcelona, but can also be met regularly in Switzerland. With pleasure he shares his secret tips for the best fondue.

Enthusiastic about technology, passionate about growing, inspiring and leading technical teams, getting-things-done-mentality and problem solving skills. Specialized in Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Azure and SharePoint. Cur... Show more

Huan Li

Huan Li

Huan Li is an accomplished technologist and innovator at the intersection of artificial intelligence and real-world applications. As a seasoned architect at Chatie.IO and a Venture Partner at Plug and Play, Huan leverages his deep expertise in coding, serial entrepreneurship, and AI to drive technological advancement and startup success, possesses a unique blend of strategic insight and hands-on experience in the startup ecosystem in Silicon Valley.

A recognized authority in machine learning, Huan holds the titles of Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning and Microsoft Regional Director. His contributions to the tech community extend beyond his roles, through his involvement with open-source projects like the ChatBot SDK Wechaty, reflecting his commitment to collaboration and innovation.

Huan is a prolific speaker, known for his engaging presentations at Google's DevFest, Microsoft's Build events, and various tech conferences worldwide. His technical prowess spans full-stack and cloud-native development, enabling him to craft scalable, high-availability solutions that address modern digital challenges.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Huan is an author of several influential technology books, including "Concise TensorFlow 2" and "Chatbot 0 to 1," where he simplifies complex technologies for a wider audience. His eclectic interests, from paragliding to salsa dancing, fuel his creative approach to technology and problem-solving.

Huan's journey is a testament to the transformative power of AI and his dedication to empowering startups, inspiring communities, and fostering a technology-driven future. Join him as he shares insights from the frontier of AI and innovation, inspiring the next generation of technologists and entrepreneurs.

Huan Li is an accomplished technologist and innovator at the intersection of artificial intelligence and real-world applications. As a seasoned architect at Chatie.IO and a Venture Partner at Plug and Play, Huan leverages his deep expertise in coding... Show more

Miguel LLorca Gomez

Miguel LLorca Gomez

Miguel Llorca is a technologist and entrepreneur, with more than 25 years of experience in the IT sector.

Passionate about technology and business, he has solid experience as a director and consultant, both technological and business processes. Having participated in large number of national and international projects, accompanying companies of multiple sizes and sectors in their (sometimes digital) transformation process.

Awarded by Microsoft with the MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award since 2014, currently in the categories of “Business Applications” and “Cloud and Datacenter Management”, for his contributions to the technical communities. He is also part of the Microsoft Regional Director program, in recognition for his broad technical and business knowledge and community leadership.

Miguel is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, instructor and author at LinkedIn Learning and a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences.

Proud father of PowerTips: https://powertips.es

My Public Inbox: https://mypublicinbox.com/mllorcag

Miguel Llorca is a technologist and entrepreneur, with more than 25 years of experience in the IT sector. Passionate about technology and business, he has solid experience as a director and consultant, both technological and business processes. Ha... Show more

Magnus Mårtensson

Magnus Mårtensson

Magnus Mårtensson is an entrepreneur, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Azure since the start of the cloud, and a Microsoft Regional Director (RD). He is a consultant, architect, product development lead, and he runs his own company Loftysoft. As an international speaker Magnus travels the world to teach, network, learn, and experience. His passions include connecting with audiences and organizing conferences such as CloudBurst and GlobalAzure. He is of course also very into good food, wine, and great company. Topping it all is mind-sharing, so when you see him at a conference, come over and say hi!

Magnus Mårtensson is an entrepreneur, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Azure since the start of the cloud, and a Microsoft Regional Director (RD). He is a consultant, architect, product development lead, and he runs his own company Lo... Show more

Andreas Erben

Andreas Erben

Andreas spent most of his professional life and a career of over 25 years integrating "backend" applications. First inside or between Enterprises and Startups directly, then - "in the cloud".
Before that, Andreas dabbled with Virtual Reality in the 90s. In 2013, he started to work with Kinect for Windows V2 and something wonderful happened - Andreas had new fun with new toys and he was all set to work on new paradigms to interact with computers.
Then Microsoft HoloLens was announced and he expanded his focus on Mixed Reality applications and concepts.
He cannot stop talking about technology, which apparently some people like so Microsoft gave him the MVP award. Because he has shown leadership can advise C-levels and business, he also got accepted into the ranks of the Microsoft Regional Directors .
Andreas helps customers as a trusted advisor, external CTO and innovation consultant, he also produces exciting applications and solutions with a great team of skilled individuals.
He acts as CTO for MR and Applied AI for daenet.

Andreas spent most of his professional life and a career of over 25 years integrating "backend" applications. First inside or between Enterprises and Startups directly, then - "in the cloud". Before that, Andreas dabbled with Virtual Reality in the ... Show more

Rik Hepworth

Rik Hepworth

As Chief Consulting Officer at Black Marble, Rik helps organisations large and small use Cloud better. Whether that is a new adoption where governance and management are key, or an application modernisation project where technology choice and team knowledge are important factors in success.
Through his public speaking and community involvement, Rik is a recipient of the Microsoft MVP Programme award for his work with Azure. He is also proud to be a member of the Microsoft Regional Director Programme. As an event organiser, speaker and lapsed blogger, Rik is keen to share his knowledge with the community, and encourage and support others as they do the same.
His grey hair is an indication of how long he has worked in IT, and in that time he's done most things you'd expect of an IT Pro: From crawling under floors pulling cables, to managing large scale automated OS rollouts, to architecting solutions for on-premises and cloud. Now he spends more time working with his customers' management, sharing that breadth of experience and learning.

As Chief Consulting Officer at Black Marble, Rik helps organisations large and small use Cloud better. Whether that is a new adoption where governance and management are key, or an application modernisation project where technology choice and team kn... Show more

Eric Boyd

Eric Boyd

Eric D. Boyd is the Founder and CEO of responsiveX, a Microsoft Azure MVP, a Microsoft Regional Director, a regular conference speaker, and the co-author of Step-by-Step Azure SQL Database from Microsoft Press. He is so passionate about cloud, mobile and modern applications, that he founded responsiveX (www.responsiveX.com), a technology company that helps customers deliver great web, mobile and enterprise apps using the cloud and Azure. Eric launched his technology career almost two decades ago with a web development startup and has served in multiple roles since including developer, consultant, technology executive and business owner. You can find Eric blogging at http://www.EricDBoyd.com and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/EricDBoyd.

Eric D. Boyd is the Founder and CEO of responsiveX, a Microsoft Azure MVP, a Microsoft Regional Director, a regular conference speaker, and the co-author of Step-by-Step Azure SQL Database from Microsoft Press. He is so passionate about cloud, mobile... Show more

Zoe Wilson

Zoe Wilson

Zoe is the Global Modern Work Data, Apps & Workflow Practice Lead and an Executive at Avanade, as well as leading globally for Copilot in Modern Work, including Copilot for Microsoft 365.

In this role, Zoe is working with colleagues and clients to help them realise the value of their investments in workplace technology, with a focus on reinventing work, transforming content to knowledge, driving innovation and improving employee experience, productivity & effectiveness for both knowledge and frontline workers.

Innovation and technology evangelism are both core to the success of this role, as well as a passion for delighting and exciting customers with the art of the possible. Additionally, she also works closely with partners like Microsoft on technology innovations, and contributes to many events across the Microsoft tech community through speaking, volunteering as part of various event teams, and more recently was a member of the organising team for Scottish Summit.

Zoe brings together a customer-focused solution background with several years of technology leadership experience and almost 20 years experience working with collaborative tools such as SharePoint and other Microsoft technologies. She is passionate about solving business problems in an innovative and exciting way, and although her primary tech focus has been SharePoint, Teams and Microsoft 365, she now has the pleasure of working across a much broader range of technologies.

Early in 2022, Zoe joined a group of other like-minded MVPs to form the Viva Explorers, who actively promote, evangelize and champion a modern employee / workplace experience under-pinned by tools such as Microsoft Viva.

Zoe is the Global Modern Work Data, Apps & Workflow Practice Lead and an Executive at Avanade, as well as leading globally for Copilot in Modern Work, including Copilot for Microsoft 365. In this role, Zoe is working with colleagues and clients to... Show more

Jay Harris

Jay Harris

Jay is a speaker, software consultant, and owner of Arana Software. He has been developing on the web since 1995, when the Blink tag lured him away from Visual Basic 3, and has been awarded as a Microsoft Regional Director, ASPInsider, and Microsoft MVP. Recognizing that the greatest application performance bottleneck is a developer’s time, Jay’s continuing quest is for frameworks, modules, tools, and practices that make developers stronger, fitter, happier, and more productive.

Jay resides in Las Vegas, USA. Follow him on Twitter at @jayharris.

Jay is a speaker, software consultant, and owner of Arana Software. He has been developing on the web since 1995, when the Blink tag lured him away from Visual Basic 3, and has been awarded as a Microsoft Regional Director, ASPInsider, and Microsoft ... Show more

Alexander Benoit

Alexander Benoit

Alexander Benoit is the CEO of water IT Security and Defense a company that provides holistic and continuous security. Specializing not only in enterprise security consulting but also in 24/7 managed SOC, Alex has deep threat insights from over 100 thousand endpoints, identities and SaaS usage. He is a Microsoft MVP for Security and a member of the privileged group of Microsoft Regional Directors. With Trust in Tech Cologne, he leads a community of now several thousand white-hats.

Alexander Benoit is the CEO of water IT Security and Defense a company that provides holistic and continuous security. Specializing not only in enterprise security consulting but also in 24/7 managed SOC, Alex has deep threat insights from over 100 t... Show more

Gokan Ozcifci

Gokan Ozcifci

Gokan is an independent SharePoint and Office365 consultant for Neoxy where he assists customers with building innovative, intelligent and responsive cloud driven solutions. With the Mobile first, Cloud first ideology, his goal is to empower every person and organization to do more with the Microsoft cloud and the ecosystem is perfectly aligned to accelerate this. Creativity, automation and perspective are what he loves most when using the Microsoft cloud, so every customer can be more agile, responsive and competitive. Gokan is a frequent – and funny – conference speaker. He presented at numerous national and international conferences and is actively involved in European and American conferences: Microsoft Techdays, Microsoft Experiences, European SharePoint Conferences, SharePoint Days and SharePoint Fest are a few major ones.
A proud author of books that reached the half million of downloads and founder of several communities, Gokan is a real community warrior. Due to his active contributions in these domains, he has been honoured with Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. Additionally, he is an active Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and a Microsoft Regional Lead for all MCTs in Belgium.
You can always talk to me about: Soccer. World Traveling. Food. Next-Gen Cloud Systems. Architecture & Strategy. SharePoint + Office365!

Gokan is an independent SharePoint and Office365 consultant for Neoxy where he assists customers with building innovative, intelligent and responsive cloud driven solutions. With the Mobile first, Cloud first ideology, his goal is to empower every pe... Show more

Rockford Lhotka

Rockford Lhotka

Rockford Lhotka is VP of Strategy at Xebia. He is the creator of the widely used CSLA .NET open-source software framework, the author of numerous books, and regularly speaks at major conferences around the world. Rockford is a member of the Microsoft Regional Director and MVP programs. For more information go to https://lhotka.net.

Rockford Lhotka is VP of Strategy at Xebia. He is the creator of the widely used CSLA .NET open-source software framework, the author of numerous books, and regularly speaks at major conferences around the world. Rockford is a member of the Microsoft... Show more

Tomislav Bronzin

Tomislav Bronzin

Tomislav Bronzin is Microsoft Regional Director & Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (19th year in a row!) - M365 Apps & Services/Business Applications and founder of CITUS, a Microsoft Silver Partner Company specializing in software development, consulting, and training. He is leading CITUS Team, and managing projects focused on Microsoft365, Power Platform, Mixed Reality, AI, Big Data & Cloud Computing. Tomislav is a trainer and speaker at Microsoft conferences like TechEd Europe, WindDays, NT Konferenca, MS NetWork, CrisCon, Weblica, KulenDayz, Init Conference, etc. He teaches at several universities and mentors student teams for Imagine Cup Competition. Tomislav organized the http://www.mobilityday.com conference (10 years in a row!) and is helping to organize one of the largest MS Community Conferences in the region - KulenDayz. Tomislav is one of the founders of MS Community in Croatia and the Croatian Chamber of Economy IT Association Vice President. He is also an entrepreneur and innovator that (with his team) has won over 90 international awards for his invention in IT, five patents, and many other recognitions. Tomislav has led CITUS Team in developing numerous innovative software products based on propriety innovations in mixed reality, artificial intelligence, big data, and cloud computing.

Tomislav Bronzin is Microsoft Regional Director & Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (19th year in a row!) - M365 Apps & Services/Business Applications and founder of CITUS, a Microsoft Silver Partner Company specializing in software development, c... Show more

Andrea Saltarello

Andrea Saltarello

I am an entrepreneur and consultant in the Software Architecture field from Milan, Italy, serving as the CTO of Managed Designs while still eager to write code in real projects to get feedback about my architectural decisions.

I am a Microsoft Regional Director for Italy, providing strategic feedback to Microsoft's senior leadership team.

As a trainer and speaker, I had several speaking engagements for courses and conferences across Europe such as TechEd Europe, Ignite Dev Tour and Codemotion.

In 2001 I co-founded UGIdotNET, the first Italian .NET User Group, of which I am the leader; due to my contributions to the .NET developer community, I have been awarded by Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional since 2003.

I am an entrepreneur and consultant in the Software Architecture field from Milan, Italy, serving as the CTO of Managed Designs while still eager to write code in real projects to get feedback about my architectural decisions. I am a Microsoft Re... Show more

Michael Kaufmann

Michael Kaufmann

Michael Kaufmann is a Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and the CEO of Xpirit Germany. Mike has been working as a .net developer and architect for more than 20 years. In addition to implementing agile techniques (like scrum), ALM and DevOps practices, he is an Azure architect and a Clean Code addict. He shares his knowledge in books, trainings, his blog, articles and as a speaker and keynote speaker at international conferences.

Michael Kaufmann is a Microsoft MVP and Regional Director and the CEO of Xpirit Germany. Mike has been working as a .net developer and architect for more than 20 years. In addition to implementing agile techniques (like scrum), ALM and DevOps practic... Show more

Christian Weyer

Christian Weyer

Christian Weyer is co-founder and CTO of Thinktecture AG. As a Microsoft MVP, Google GDE, and Microsoft RD, he is an engaged and passionate speaker at various software conferences and events worldwide. For more than 25 years, his heart has always been with the latest technologies and how to apply them reasonably to ISV and enterprise solutions.

Christian Weyer is co-founder and CTO of Thinktecture AG. As a Microsoft MVP, Google GDE, and Microsoft RD, he is an engaged and passionate speaker at various software conferences and events worldwide. For more than 25 years, his heart has always bee... Show more

Sharon Weaver

Sharon Weaver

Sharon is the founder and CEO of Smarter Consulting, a business and technology consulting company. She founded her business to grow and diversify the technology resource pool by providing opportunity to underserved individuals such as women and minorities by providing them with the opportunity and support to add a technical skill set to their existing industry experience. Her goal is to create a business environment based on diversity, inclusion, and opportunity.

As a Microsoft RD, MVP, MCT, and Productivity Expert, Sharon's background in Software Development, Business and Systems Analysis, Project Management, and Agile combined with her Developmental Psychology degree and Six Sigma Black Belt blend perfectly with her love of helping and training people to make her a well-rounded leader, consultant, and coach.

Solving both process and technical problems, Sharon has the unique ability to listen and uncover client pain points to develop a plan that will not only build the needed solutions but also drive change, adoption, and education in a way not typically seen from technical consultants.

Being part of the community is extremely important and she is an active leader, participant, and mentor. Sharon speaks professionally globally on subjects such as Microsoft 365, Business Analysis, Leadership, Teamwork, and Women in Technology. She is the founder of the Kansas City M365 User Group and lead organizer for CollabCon. She currently serves as an advisor and mentor for the Digital Women of Kansas City and is the Founding President and advisor of the Kansas City IIBA chapter.

When she's not working, Sharon watches tv and movies, reads, hangs out with her family, or is traveling somewhere interesting, most likely on a cruise ship out of the country with no access to communication.

Sharon is the founder and CEO of Smarter Consulting, a business and technology consulting company. She founded her business to grow and diversify the technology resource pool by providing opportunity to underserved individuals such as women and minor... Show more

David Rodriguez

David Rodriguez

I'm David Rodriguez, a Spanish Microsoft Regional Director and Azure Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, living in Tenerife, Canary Islands. On 2011, I co-founded Intelequia, a company focused on helping customers to adopt the cloud model, as well as the TenerifeDev user group.

Over the last years I worked at DNN Corp. (a.k.a. DotNetNuke) as the Cloud Team Lead engineer, building Evoq OnDemand and the new microservices architecture for DNN Platform based products and services. I have authored some open source modules for DNN and Azure available at GitHub, allowing to integrate Azure AD, Redis, Application Insights and many other services in the platform.

You can find me organizing the local user group once or twice per month, mainly talking about cloud related matters, and lately on building intelligent apps and bots with cognitive services, and of course, at the Global Azure Bootcamp in Madrid. I don't miss any Microsoft Inspire conference edition, so if you plan to go there we can meet and talk with a cup of coffee. BTW, if you come to the island, I will be happy to show you the best "guachinches" on Tenerife, only local people know the best ones.

I'm David Rodriguez, a Spanish Microsoft Regional Director and Azure Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, living in Tenerife, Canary Islands. On 2011, I co-founded Intelequia, a company focused on helping customers to adopt the cloud model, as well ... Show more

Rasmus Hald

Rasmus Hald

I'm heading up the Developer Experience and Cloud journey at one of the coolest companies on the planet as an Engineering Director at the LEGO Group. We inspire the builders of tomorrow by developing awesome digital products people of all ages, all around the world.

I'm heading up the Developer Experience and Cloud journey at one of the coolest companies on the planet as an Engineering Director at the LEGO Group. We inspire the builders of tomorrow by developing awesome digital products people of all ages, all a... Show more

Agnes Molnar

Agnes Molnar

Agnes Molnar is an internationally-recognized expert in the fields of enterprise search, information architecture, and Microsoft technologies at https://SearchExplained.com
She also runs a life coaching practice, helping high-achieving professionals to fulfil their potential - https://AgnesMolnar.com

Agnes Molnar is an internationally-recognized expert in the fields of enterprise search, information architecture, and Microsoft technologies at https://SearchExplained.com She also runs a life coaching practice, helping high-achieving professionals... Show more

Christophe Porteneuve

Christophe Porteneuve

Christophe has been a professional web developer, trainer and speaker since 1995. A former Prototype.js core team member and contributor to Rails, Node.js and JS itself, he founded Delicious Insights that provides kick-ass pro training Git, React / PWA, Node.js, vanilla JS… He lives near Paris.

Christophe has been a professional web developer, trainer and speaker since 1995. A former Prototype.js core team member and contributor to Rails, Node.js and JS itself, he founded Delicious Insights that provides kick-ass pro training Git, React / P... Show more

Rodrigo Díaz Concha

Rodrigo Díaz Concha

Rodrigo Díaz Concha is a Solutions Architect, Microsoft Regional Director, and Microsoft MVP with over 25 years of experience.

In addition to his professional roles, he is a published author, a notable speaker, and a contributing course creator for LinkedIn Learning.

Rodrigo holds dozens of professional certifications from different companies, such as Carnegie Mellon SEI Software Architecture Professional, Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert, Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert, HashiCorp products, and The Linux Foundation certifications in Kubernetes.

He is also uniquely recognized as the pioneer author of the first Silverlight 5 and Xamarin.Forms books in the Spanish language.

As a Partnering Consultant at Solliance, he offers consulting and training services focused on cloud solutions.

As a LinkedIn Learning author, he creates professional training courses on Azure, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Native Applications, and .NET technologies for the English and Spanish libraries.

Rodrigo's influence extends beyond written content and online courses; he is a well-regarded speaker who regularly addresses audiences at events across the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

Rodrigo Díaz Concha is a Solutions Architect, Microsoft Regional Director, and Microsoft MVP with over 25 years of experience. In addition to his professional roles, he is a published author, a notable speaker, and a contributing course creator f... Show more

Aleksandr Surkov

Aleksandr Surkov

Aleksandr Surkov is Microsoft MVP, RD, MCT, Certified Cloud Solution Architect.

Aleksandr Surkov is Microsoft MVP, RD, MCT, Certified Cloud Solution Architect. Show more

Sjoukje Zaal

Sjoukje Zaal

Sjoukje Zaal is CTO at Capgemini, Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft AI & Azure MVP with over 20 years of experience providing architecture, development, consultancy, and design expertise. She works at Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation. She mainly focuses on Cloud, Security, Productivity, and IoT.

She loves to share her knowledge and is active in the Microsoft community as a co-founder of the user groups Lowlands.Community, and the Global XR Community. She is director of the Global AI Community and organizer of Azure Lowlands. Sjoukje is an international speaker and involved in organizing many events. She wrote several books and writes blogs.

Sjoukje Zaal is CTO at Capgemini, Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft AI & Azure MVP with over 20 years of experience providing architecture, development, consultancy, and design expertise. She works at Capgemini, a global leader in consulting,... Show more

Marcel Zehner

Marcel Zehner

As a cloud and community champion operating out of Switzerland, I support community conferences and events around the globe with my Microsoft cloud expertise. I am a Microsoft Regional Director and a long-time Microsoft MVP.

As a cloud and community champion operating out of Switzerland, I support community conferences and events around the globe with my Microsoft cloud expertise. I am a Microsoft Regional Director and a long-time Microsoft MVP. Show more

Sasha Kranjac

Sasha Kranjac

Sasha is Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft Security MVP and Microsoft Azure MVP, CEO at Kloudatech, and CEO at Kranjac - IT TAC.

Sasha and his companies empower professionals and organisations worldwide to be secure in cloud.

Aside from Cloud, Security Architecture, and consulting, they deliver Microsoft, EC-Council, CompTIA, and tailored courses and PowerClasses internationally.

Sasha is also Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MCT Regional Lead, Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI), CompTIA Instructor, frequent speaker at various international conferences, user groups and events, book author on cloud security, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, and Windows Server.

Sasha is Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft Security MVP and Microsoft Azure MVP, CEO at Kloudatech, and CEO at Kranjac - IT TAC. Sasha and his companies empower professionals and organisations worldwide to be secure in cloud. Aside from Cl... Show more

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Microsoft Regional Directors

The Microsoft Regional Directors (RD) program is a community of technology thought leaders, experts, and influencers who have a deep understanding of Microsoft technologies and a strong commitment to sharing their knowledge and insights with others. Microsoft Regional Directors are not Microsoft employees; rather, they are independent professionals who are recognized by Microsoft for their expertise and contributions to the technology community.

Members of the Microsoft RD program typically have a broad range of experience across various Microsoft products, platforms, and services, including Azure, Office 365, Dynamics 365, Windows, and more. They may be developers, architects, IT professionals, consultants, or business leaders who are actively involved in speaking engagements, writing articles, organizing events, mentoring others, and providing feedback to Microsoft.

The Microsoft RD program provides its members with opportunities to collaborate with Microsoft teams, participate in early product previews, offer feedback on Microsoft technologies and strategies, and engage with other community leaders around the world. Microsoft Regional Directors serve as advocates for Microsoft technologies and play a key role in helping organizations and individuals leverage Microsoft solutions effectively.

Overall, the Microsoft Regional Directors program serves as a bridge between Microsoft and the broader technology community, helping to facilitate communication, knowledge sharing, and collaboration to drive innovation and success.