Paul Swider

Health & Medical

Information & Communications Technology

Business & Management

Azure Enterprise Architecture Azure Data Platform distributed systems decentralized platforms Enterprise Blockchain CDS Dynamics 365 Portals Power Platform Healthcare Technology Cloud Computing on the Azure Platform Dynamics 365 Microsoft Dynamics CRM Azure Security Dynamics 365 for customer engagement Application Security secure by design Azure Functions Azure Cognitive Services Azure PaaS Azure IaaS SharePoint Office 365 Office 365 Governance Microsoft Teams SharePoint Powerapps Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Boston, United States

Paul Swider

Humanitarian, Traveler, Microsoft Azure MVP, International Speaker, Author and Healthcare

Paul J. Swider is a Microsoft Azure MVP, international speaker, author and the founding CTO of RealActivity a Boston based organization focused on streamlining healthcare using the Microsoft Cloud and proprietary software technology. Paul has traveled the seven continents to 96 countries and presented at events in over 50 countries to date.

Paul is an accomplished author of several developer books, speaks at and organizes community technology events around the world and is viewed as an international expert in Microsoft cloud architecture and enterprise blockchain.

Paul was first certified as a Microsoft engineer (MCSE. MCSD, MCT) in 1996 and has held enterprise certifications from Microsoft since that time. Paul is currently based out of the Boston area and occasionally gets to chase the tides and winds as an avid sailor in Puerto Rico. -`ღ´-

Current sessions

Under the Hood: Model Driven Power Apps and CDS

Model driven apps, Common Data Model and Common Data Service are the perfect trio for building enterprise capable business apps and also provide a great user experience to Azure services. This session will provide the latest updates from the product teams and a demo driven deep dive into CDS and building enterprise model driven apps on Azure.


Extending Dynamics 365 using VS Code and Visual Studio 2019

Dynamics 365 cloud services are designed to meet local compliance regulations, improve flow, and streamline communications while enabling organizations to build flexible CRM and ERP solutions. In this session learn about the compliance certifications and features of Dynamics 365 and see how the Dynamics platform can be extended using Visual Studio 2019.


Go Public with Microsoft 365 and Azure Using Power Platform Portals

In this session learn how to design and deploy external facing enterprise portal solutions using PowerApps Portals, Azure and Microsoft 365. See how organizations are creating a secure framework for customers, partners and employees to access Microsoft 365 content today. Learn patterns for extending you existing Microsoft 365 and Azure apps and data with secure portals, anonymous portals or a hybrid approach.

Advanced developer or architect audience.


Extending Dynamics 365 Business Apps with Office 365 Services

This presentation will teach attendees how to build and deploy custom enterprise Business Apps using Dynamics 365, SharePoint and Office 365. The session will cover App consolidation scenarios and new development using modern DevOps techniques. See how you can quickly extend and integrate D365 Business Apps with Office 365, SharePoint, MVC clients, Web API, JavaScript, devices, blockchain and more.

Exposing Dynamics to the SharePoint community and showing how they can work together.


Under the Hood: Power Platform and CDS Portals

The new PowerApps Portal framework offers a compelling solution to manage external access and engagement with partners, vendors, employees, and communities. In this session get the latest updates, announcements and a deep dive into the CDS portal framework. Learn how to extend the portals by integrating with and extending to Azure and Microsoft 365 services.


Indefinite Optimism: Microsoft 365, Business Apps and Azure in Healthcare

Microsoft 365, the Power platform and Azure are designed to meet local and federal compliance regulations, improve patient care, and streamline operations while also enabling health organizations to quickly build flexible solutions. In this session learn how these platforms and services are being used today to empower health organizations of all sizes.


Introduction to Azure Blockchain Services

We all are going through the boom of blockchain technology. There is a lot of information coming our way regarding the implementation and adoption of the technologies. In this session get the latest updates on Microsoft blockchain services, announcements from the blockchain team and learn how blockchain is changing the modern workplace.


Blockchain and the Modern Workplace

Many of us have heard a lot about Blockchain and there is a lot of information coming our way regarding implementation and adoption of this new technology. In this session learn some of the ways Blockchain is changing the modern workplace and see how Blockchain on Azure can be used to enable multi-party state based business process and traceability. In this session we'll do a deep dive demonstration of a real-world Dynamics solution designed to extend Dynamics 365 using Azure Blockchain as a Service. Learn how our team designed the solution using services in Office 365, Teams and Dynamics to collaborate and track the donation business process and Blockchain to capture one version of the truth for donations data shared across political and geographic boundaries.


Technology and Activism: Donation Trace-ability using Azure Blockchain

In this session get the latest updates on Microsoft blockchain services, announcements from the blockchain team and see how blockchain services on Azure can be used to enable multi-party state based business processes, trace-ability and more.

See how our team designed and deployed a multi-tenant solution using Azure, Microsoft 365, Power Apps and blockchain to collaborate, track and share donation data while maintaining one version of the truth of donation data shared across political and geographic boundaries.


Transform Your Business with Power Platform

Power BI, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow have made for an amazing trio of business ready applications. Citizen Developers are now able to use the common data service and PowerApps to design line of business applications faster than ever with this “low code” tool. Then leveraging Microsoft Flow users can control business workflows and automate tasks. Then last but certainly not least Power BI can be implemented for reporting and analytics. In this session you will get a taste of all of what the Power Platform has to offer.


Under the Hood: Azure Functions

A technically deep lap around Azure Functions. Learn how Azure Functions enables you to quickly and easily deploy application services that scale massively. Learn how to securely orchestrate and consume stateless and state based Azure Functions from Microsoft 365 and Business Apps.


What Traveling a Million Miles has Taught Me About Diversity and Inclusion

Traveling over one million miles to technology events in almost 100 countries and all seven continents has allowed me to experience, observe and learn a great deal about diversity. Join me as I share experiences, lessons learned, and a few great photos collaborating with technology communities around the world. In this session learn how you can get involved with global groups, technology events and social projects with a mission to foster and grow diversity and inclusion in science and technology.

My extensive travel experience has afforded me an opportunity experience technology cultures in unique places like Comoros, the only known matriarchal society on the planet. I want to inspire others by sharing a unique global perspective on diversity and inclusion.


5 Azure Services Every Power Platform Expert Needs to Know

Azure is a powerful platform with many amazing services, but it can also be hard to know which ones you need to know about when you're first getting started with cloud development. What can you do when you are looking to customize Dynamics and Power Platform? What data services are the most applicable to PowerApps development? How can I get started with serverless functions? In this talk we'll cover how to get started with cloud development in Azure using five common services that most PowerApps applications will benefit from using.