Pedro Sousa

Pedro Sousa

Tech Lead @ Valtech | Microsoft Azure MVP | Public Speaker

Porto, Portugal

Pedro Sousa is a Microsoft Azure MVP, a public Speaker and a Azure Tech Lead. With more than 30 years of experience in IT, managing infrastructures ranging from small mission-critical to 1000+ user organizations.
In the last few years, Pedro has worked in DevOps practices and as a Cloud Architect, leading teams to design and implement solutions across the Microsoft and AWS stacks, focusing on Cloud-first or hybrid scenarios.
With a passion for Technology, he is always looking for the next big thing because cloud is candy store and it never stops evolving!


Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Azure
  • Azure Security
  • Kubernetes
  • Azure Bicep
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • DevOps
  • Security & Compliance
  • GitHub
  • DevSecOps and GitOps in practice

Let's talk about: Azure Sentinel

On this session we will talk about Azure Sentinel, the main features of a SIEM/SOAR system, how can we deploy it to our environment and connect it to multiple sources of data - Office365 security solutions, Azure security solutions or OnPrem - to collect data, events and alerts.
From the collection of data and security events to the automation of responses and remediation.

Let's Talk About: Azure Arc

Azure Arc offers simplified management, faster app development, and consistent Azure services.
On this session, we will talk about the main features of Azure Arc to centrally manage: server, kubernetes and Azure services.
Onboard services and centrally manage policies, compliance and patch management.

Let's Talk About: Bicep 101

Walkthrough of Azure Bicep. Background about Azure and ARM. What do I need to use Bicep? The setup of tooling and some primers on how to start using IaC with Bicep. Different usages with Azure CLI, PowerShell and the also with your Pipelines.

Let's Talk About: Advanced Bicep's

In this session we will go beyond the primers of Bicep usage and focus on more advanced scenarios and complex builds. Also on reusable code that can give consistency to your IaC pipelines.

Demystifying Observability: Best Practices for Efficient Monitoring

Observability is the ability to understand what's happening within a complex system by gathering data from various sources, including logs, metrics, traces, and more. However, the term can be confusing and difficult to implement effectively.

In this session, we will demystify observability by discussing its core principles and best practices for efficient monitoring. Specifically, we will focus on how Azure Monitor can help you achieve complete observability across your applications and infrastructure.

We will cover topics such as data collection, visualization, alerting, and incident response, providing practical tips and tricks along the way. By the end of this session, you will have a clear understanding of how to use Azure Monitor to achieve effective observability and proactively address issues before they impact your users.

Unleashing the Cloud Beast: Maximizing Efficiency with VMSS Hosted Agents

In this session, we dive into the world of cloud-native DevOps and explore how to harness the true power of Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS) for hosting agents in your pipelines. By doing so, we unlock unprecedented efficiency and scalability, enabling you to handle even the most demanding workloads with ease.
Join us as we uncover the strategies, best practices, and real-world examples that will help you streamline your continuous integration and delivery processes, ultimately transforming your DevOps workflow into a true cloud beast.
Don't miss this opportunity to supercharge your DevOps pipeline and unlock the full potential of VMSS-hosted agents in the Azure ecosystem.

Let's Talk About: Azure Monitor

In the process of transition to the Cloud, it is essential to ensure the ability to constantly and centrally monitor the various environments and workloads, whether in Private Cloud, Public Cloud or Hybrid.
In this session, we will discuss how to ensure constant monitoring of infrastructure performance and availability using Azure Monitor, as well as ways to streamline this process in hybrid environments.
We will also go through topics such as the monitoring process cycle, data collection, types of data collected, such as their visualization and analysis.

Global Azure Bootcamp 2019 (first public delivery)

Pedro Sousa

Tech Lead @ Valtech | Microsoft Azure MVP | Public Speaker

Porto, Portugal