Speaker

Rik Hepworth

Rik Hepworth

Chief Consulting Officer, Black Marble; Microsoft MVP (Azure); Microsoft Regional Director

Bradford, United Kingdom

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.

Awards

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Cloud Architecture

European SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure Conference

November 2022 Copenhagen, Denmark

CloudBrew 2022 - A two-day Microsoft Azure event

November 2022 Mechelen, Belgium

Techorama Netherlands 2022

October 2022 Utrecht, Netherlands

KCDC 2022

August 2022 Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Azure Lowlands 2022

June 2022 Utrecht, Netherlands

IglooConf 2022: Midsummer

June 2022 Helsinki, Finland

DDD 2021

November 2021 Reading, United Kingdom

Global Azure 2021

April 2021

Techorama 2020 BE

May 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium

Global Azure - At the Home of Computing

April 2020 Bletchley, United Kingdom

Azure Lowlands

January 2020 Rotterdam, Netherlands

IglooConf 2020

January 2020 Helsinki, Finland

CloudBrew 2019 - A two-day Microsoft Azure event

December 2019 Mechelen, Belgium

Microsoft Ignite

October 2019 Orlando, Florida, United States

Global Online Azure Bootcamp - Ireland

April 2019 Dublin, Ireland

Techorama NL 2018

October 2018 Ede, Netherlands

Rik Hepworth

Chief Consulting Officer, Black Marble; Microsoft MVP (Azure); Microsoft Regional Director

Bradford, United Kingdom