Information & Communications Technology

Seasoned technologists, digital innovators, and other ICT experts, dedicated to advancing the field of information and communications technology

Domagoj Pavlesic

Domagoj Pavlesic

Developer with kids. Geek entrepreneur. C# magician. Azure friendly. Works at dizzy.hr, founded Sessionize.com, Microsoft MVP. Always looking for new dev challenges!

Developer with kids. Geek entrepreneur. C# magician. Azure friendly. Works at dizzy.hr, founded Sessionize.com, Microsoft MVP. Always looking for new dev challenges! Show more

Julian Rasmussen

Julian Rasmussen

IT Pro working at Point Taken AS. My primary focus is Microsoft Security and IAM. I do migration projects, implementation of new services as well of supporting your organization with best practises within Information Security. I have more than 15 years experience in IT, ranging from support, operations, team management, project management and consulting serivces. I also do publick speaking and blogging.

IT Pro working at Point Taken AS. My primary focus is Microsoft Security and IAM. I do migration projects, implementation of new services as well of supporting your organization with best practises within Information Security. I have more than 15 yea... Show more

Thorsten Pickhan

Thorsten Pickhan

I'm working as Cloud Architect at glueckkanja AG where I am responsible to plan and deploy UC infrastructures based on Microsoft technologies. I'm working as technician and consultant for more than 15 years and been specialized in Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams for 8 years. From beginning of my UC consultant career, I was focused on Enterprise Voice implementations.
Since a few years I am co-organizer of the Microsoft Teams User Group Germany and involved in the community as speaker and blog post author. In March 2020, I started my own Office 365 YouTube channel where I publish on a regular basis new video content for my weekly “Office 365 QuickTipps” channel. In a further YouTube project, together with my friend Michael Plettner, we release a German Microsoft 365 Talk.
Since July 2021, I have been a Microsoft MVP for Microsoft 365 in recognition of my commitment to the Microsoft Tech Community.

I'm working as Cloud Architect at glueckkanja AG where I am responsible to plan and deploy UC infrastructures based on Microsoft technologies. I'm working as technician and consultant for more than 15 years and been specialized in Microsoft Lync/Skyp... Show more

Chris Ayers

Chris Ayers

Chris Ayers is a seasoned professional navigating the dynamic landscape of technology as a Senior Customer Engineer on Microsoft's Fast Track for Azure team. With a focus on modern applications, DevOps, and cloud technologies, Chris brings a wealth of experience to the table. He co-leads the DevOps Category within the Fast Track Team, driving initiatives forward with expertise honed from past roles leading Azure and DevOps practices.

Chris's extensive background spans various technical domains, including software development, architecture, and cloud solutions. From his early days tinkering with code in 2nd grade to assuming roles as a Consultant, Cloud Architect, and beyond, he has always been driven by a passion for learning and sharing industry best practices.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Chris is a devoted father and an unabashed nerd. Whether he's speaking at international events, delving into the latest technology trends, or immersing himself in gaming adventures, his enthusiasm for exploration knows no bounds.

Connect with Chris through his website, blog, and social media channels to follow his journey and tap into his insights on technology, agile practices, and more.

Chris Ayers is a seasoned professional navigating the dynamic landscape of technology as a Senior Customer Engineer on Microsoft's Fast Track for Azure team. With a focus on modern applications, DevOps, and cloud technologies, Chris brings a wealth o... Show more

Steve Bilogan

Steve Bilogan

Steve is a Senior Engineer, a Microsoft MVP, and one of the core maintainers of the open-source Uno Platform project. When not at his computer, he is either watching the Montreal Canadiens lose or asleep on the couch.

Steve is a Senior Engineer, a Microsoft MVP, and one of the core maintainers of the open-source Uno Platform project. When not at his computer, he is either watching the Montreal Canadiens lose or asleep on the couch. Show more

Marco Ippolito

Marco Ippolito

Marco is a Senior Security Engineer at HeroDevs. Active contributor and releaser to the Node.js project.
Marco is an renowed international speaker and Microsoft MVP.

Marco is a Senior Security Engineer at HeroDevs. Active contributor and releaser to the Node.js project. Marco is an renowed international speaker and Microsoft MVP. Show more

Bob Ward

Bob Ward

Bob Ward is a Principal Architect for the Microsoft Azure Data team, which owns the development for Microsoft SQL Edge to Cloud. Bob has worked for Microsoft for 30+ years on every version of SQL Server shipped from OS/2 1.1 to SQL Server 2022 including Azure SQL. Bob is a well-known speaker on SQL Server, Azure SQL, AI, and Microsoft Fabric often presenting talks on new releases, internals, and specialized topics at events such as SQLBits, Microsoft Build, Microsoft Ignite, PASS Summit, DevIntersection, and VS Live. You can also learn Azure SQL from him on the popular series https://aka.ms/azuresql4beginners. You can follow him at @bobwardms or linkedin.com/in/bobwardms. Bob is the author of the books Pro SQL Server on Linux, SQL Server 2019 Revealed, Azure SQL Revealed and SQL Server 2022 Revealed available from Apress Media.

Bob Ward is a Principal Architect for the Microsoft Azure Data team, which owns the development for Microsoft SQL Edge to Cloud. Bob has worked for Microsoft for 30+ years on every version of SQL Server shipped from OS/2 1.1 to SQL Server 2022 includ... Show more

Nicklas Ahlberg

Nicklas Ahlberg

I am a Trusted Security Advisor employed at Onevinn AB, a leading corporate specializing in providing cutting-edge Microsoft security solutions. My primary objective is assisting organisations in navigating the terrain of Intune, ensuring they obtain an optimal and highly secure user experience. I specialize in products such as Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Defender XDR.

I actively showcase the power of automation through my dedicated blog, located at: https://rockenroll.tech

I am a Microsoft MVP in the Enterprise Mobility (Intune) category.

I have spoken at events such as:
* Workplace Ninja Virtual Event
* HTMD
* Endpoint Management Summit
* TechMentor
* MMUGSE, Microsoft Reactor
* Modern Endpoint Management Summit
* NIC
* India Cloud Security Summit
* Experts Live Denmark

I am a Trusted Security Advisor employed at Onevinn AB, a leading corporate specializing in providing cutting-edge Microsoft security solutions. My primary objective is assisting organisations in navigating the terrain of Intune, ensuring they obtain... Show more

Saeid Dahl

Saeid Dahl

Saeid Dahl is honored to serve as a Community Leader for the Azure Zero to Hero and MSFarsi Community, fostering a vibrant network of over 5000 members. With more than 15 years of dedicated experience in the IT industry, Saeid holds the roles of Senior Solution Architect and Technical Leader at Upheads, where his focus lies in Microsoft solutions, particularly Azure.

Recognized for his proficiency in PowerShell, Saeid specializes in automation, integration, and maximizing Azure's capabilities. With a genuine passion for knowledge-sharing, he engages audiences as a public speaker and is committed to mentoring individuals, aiming to inspire through shared insights.

Saeid's expertise encompasses Azure design, offering a deep understanding of Azure Cloud adoption, solution architecture, and navigating Hybrid Cloud environments. His strategic guidance assists organizations on their cloud journey, leveraging his comprehensive knowledge of Azure.

As an active participant in the Azure community, Saeid Dahl humbly embodies a commitment to excellence, innovation, and the empowerment of others through his continuous learning and dedication.

Saeid Dahl is honored to serve as a Community Leader for the Azure Zero to Hero and MSFarsi Community, fostering a vibrant network of over 5000 members. With more than 15 years of dedicated experience in the IT industry, Saeid holds the roles of Seni... Show more

Tomasz Pęczek

Tomasz Pęczek

With almost 20 years of experience in architecture and software engineering, Tomasz is a seasoned staff+ engineer dedicated to crafting solutions that power companies across various sectors including healthcare, banking, e-learning, and e-discovery.

Throughout his career, Tomasz has transitioned between developer, architect, and consultant roles. Over the past few years, his primary focus has been on leveraging Azure to facilitate cloud adoption and building solutions tailored to meet the true needs of his clients.

Tomasz is also an active member and supporter of the open-source community, having founded several projects of his own. He also participates in the community through speaking engagements at conferences and user groups, where he shares his insights and expertise. Additionally, he shares in-depth technical articles and tutorials on his blog at tpeczek.com. His commitment to sharing his knowledge and experiences has earned him a Microsoft MVP title in the Developer Technologies category.

With almost 20 years of experience in architecture and software engineering, Tomasz is a seasoned staff+ engineer dedicated to crafting solutions that power companies across various sectors including healthcare, banking, e-learning, and e-discovery. ... Show more

Yannick Reekmans

Yannick Reekmans

Yannick (a Microsoft 365 & Business Applications MVP) was born and raised in SharePoint, starting his career in 2011 when SharePoint 2010 was still new and shiny. The changing reality of the cloud made him expand his knowledge to the whole of Microsoft 365, Azure, and Power Platform. He is a Managing Partner and Cloud Solution Architect at Qubix, a Belgium-based consultancy firm, responsible for the technical underpinnings of products and solutions. Problem-solving and development are his passions, and he is still working day-to-day with code. He always asks the important questions: How does it work? What do you want to achieve? Does it have an API? Do we really need development for this? Where's the coffee?

Yannick (a Microsoft 365 & Business Applications MVP) was born and raised in SharePoint, starting his career in 2011 when SharePoint 2010 was still new and shiny. The changing reality of the cloud made him expand his knowledge to the whole of Microso... Show more

Maia Grotepass

Maia Grotepass

Mobile dev since Cupcake. Android GDE. Kotlin enthusiast. Dogs make me happy.

Mobile dev since Cupcake. Android GDE. Kotlin enthusiast. Dogs make me happy. Show more

Thomas Naunheim

Thomas Naunheim

Thomas Naunheim is a Cyber Security Architect at glueckkanja AG and a Microsoft MVP from Koblenz, Germany.
His principal focus is on identity and security solutions in Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Entra.
Thomas shares his experience and research with the community as a blogger at “cloud-architekt.net”,
and he is a speaker at conferences and co-author of the "Entra ID Attack & Defense Playbook”.
He is a member of the "Azure Meetup Bonn" and “Cloud Identity Summit” organization team and is also co-host of the podcast "Cloud Inspires".

Thomas Naunheim is a Cyber Security Architect at glueckkanja AG and a Microsoft MVP from Koblenz, Germany. His principal focus is on identity and security solutions in Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Entra. Thomas shares his experience and research w... Show more

Chris DeMars

Chris DeMars

Chris DeMars is a Senior Developer Advocate II at DigitalOcean with over 20 years of technical experience. He speaks all over the world on web accessibility, feature flags, A/B testing, and CSS. For his community contributions, he holds awards as a Progress Champion and former Microsoft MVP, Google Developer Expert, Cloudinary Media Developer Expert, and Auth0 Ambassador. When he is not working on making the web great and accessible you can find him fishing, on the paintball field, rating Detroit Style pizza, and looking for UFO's.

Chris DeMars is a Senior Developer Advocate II at DigitalOcean with over 20 years of technical experience. He speaks all over the world on web accessibility, feature flags, A/B testing, and CSS. For his community contributions, he holds awards as a P... Show more

Massimo Crippa

Massimo Crippa

Massimo Crippa is a cloud enthusiast with 20 years of experience with Microsoft enterprise products and technologies. He started his career in the Italian ICT sector as a web developer and later focused on middleware and messaging projects. In 2011 he moved to Belgium where he is working as Azure Domain Lead for Codit.
In this role, he's responsible for the Azure domain where his tasks range from envision the Cloud journey, to demonstrate different Azure PaaS capabilities, and to implement those with customers.

Massimo Crippa is a cloud enthusiast with 20 years of experience with Microsoft enterprise products and technologies. He started his career in the Italian ICT sector as a web developer and later focused on middleware and messaging projects. In 2011 h... Show more

Frank Geisler

Frank Geisler

Frank Geisler is owner and CEO of GDS Business Intelligence GmbH a Microsoft Solution Provider in Data and AI. He is Data Platform MVP, MCT, Azure Solutions Architect Expert, Azure Security Engineer Associate, Azure Data Engineer Assoicate and DevOps Engineer Expert. In his Job he is building Business Intelligence Systems based on Microsoft Technology, like SQL Server, Azure Data Platform, Fabric and Power BI. He is building Azure Infrastructures and Architectures with PowerShell and Bicep too. Besides this, he is author of several bestselling books including Power BI für Dummies, Azure für Dummies, Docker für Dummies and Pro Serverless Data Handling with Microsoft Azure. He is also a frequent speaker at national and international Conferences including PASS Community Summit, SQL BITS and SQL Server Konferenz. In 2004 he was Co-Founder of PASS Deutschland e.V. where he is at the board of directors for many years and he runs the Microsoft Data Community Regional Chapter Münsterland.

Frank Geisler is owner and CEO of GDS Business Intelligence GmbH a Microsoft Solution Provider in Data and AI. He is Data Platform MVP, MCT, Azure Solutions Architect Expert, Azure Security Engineer Associate, Azure Data Engineer Assoicate and DevOps... Show more

Anders Green

Anders Green

Working in the industry way beyond 2 decades. Not only working in an architectural role but also hands-on building the solutions within Endpoint Manager and Identities. Focus on global companies with a large numbers of users and devices. Workshops is a huge part of the job and traveling around the world to plan, onboard and implement Microsoft cloud and specially Intune.

The more complex setup technically and organization wise, the better it is. Bring it on!

Working in the industry way beyond 2 decades. Not only working in an architectural role but also hands-on building the solutions within Endpoint Manager and Identities. Focus on global companies with a large numbers of users and devices. Workshops is... Show more

Marco Rocca

Marco Rocca

I'm a Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect Modern Work and deals mainly (but not only ...) with SharePoint, a product that has been with him for 15 years and has experienced the birth and growth of all the latest versions. Today, however, collaboration is not just SharePoint, but all Microsoft 365 applications that are helping to revolutionize the way we work. Although "writing code" is still one of my passions, today I support customers in the migration and adoption of products on the cloud. In the last period I'm focusing on Power Platform, Teams and Artificial Intelligence. In the last years I have participated in several conferences as a speaker among which WPC Milan, PowerPlatform World Tour, SharePoint Saturday, Scottish Summit, Collabdays, European Collaboration Summit and Thrive.

I'm a Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect Modern Work and deals mainly (but not only ...) with SharePoint, a product that has been with him for 15 years and has experienced the birth and growth of all the latest versions. Today, however, collaboration... Show more

Sylvia Dieckmann

Sylvia Dieckmann

Sylvia is a Google Developer Expert for Flutter/Dart. Her preferred professional role includes some IT management but also enough hands-on development work to keep her dev skills sharp. Her main interest lies in exploring new technologies in the space of mobile apps and web technologies. She is currently playing with Flutter, Firebase, and some ML for Android but might change focus as new technologies pop up. 
Sylvia divides her time between South Africa and Germany. She is a Women Techmaker (WTM) Ambassador and an active member of the GDG Cape Town chapter. She is a frequent speaker at GDG events and aims to support the developer community through mentoring and events.

Sylvia is a Google Developer Expert for Flutter/Dart. Her preferred professional role includes some IT management but also enough hands-on development work to keep her dev skills sharp. Her main interest lies in exploring new technologies in the spac... Show more

Mike Irving

Mike Irving

A professional developer for over 20 years, based in Macclesfield.

For the past 10+ years I have been heavily involved in mobile development, and have utilised both Native code (Swift, Kotlin, Objective-C, Java) and Cross-Platform app development systems including Xamarin, .NET MAUI, Uno Platform and Cordova on different projects.

A constant in my journey has been the use of C# / .NET.

I also do web development work, and I equally happy front-end in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Microsoft MVP. Co-organiser of Dot Net North and Macc Tech.

Regular speaker and presenter.

A professional developer for over 20 years, based in Macclesfield. For the past 10+ years I have been heavily involved in mobile development, and have utilised both Native code (Swift, Kotlin, Objective-C, Java) and Cross-Platform app development... Show more

Mar Lizana

Mar Lizana

Gracias a un par de asignaturas de la universidad de big data y minería de datos descubrí "qué quería ser de mayor" . Para alcanzarlo realicé un bootcamp de análisis de datos y empecé la carrera de ciencia de datos que oferta la UOC. Entre una cosa y la otra he trabajado con PowerBI, Python, R, Excel, Tableau y SQL.

https://medium.com/@akanemar

Gracias a un par de asignaturas de la universidad de big data y minería de datos descubrí "qué quería ser de mayor" . Para alcanzarlo realicé un bootcamp de análisis de datos y empecé la carrera de ciencia de datos que oferta la UOC. Entre una cosa y... Show more

Andres Almiray

Andres Almiray

Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and a Java Champion Alumni, Developer Advocate for the Database Group At Oracle, with more than 2 decades of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application development since the early days of Java. Andres is a true believer in open source and has participated on popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects. Founding member of the Griffon framework and Hackergarten community event. Author of JReleaser. You can find him on twitter too as @aalmiray. He likes to spend time with his beloved wife, Ixchel, when not hacking around.

Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and a Java Champion Alumni, Developer Advocate for the Database Group At Oracle, with more than 2 decades of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application developm... Show more

Carey Payette

Carey Payette

Carey Payette is a Senior Software Engineer with Trillium Innovations (a Solliance partner), an ASPInsider, Progress Developer Expert, HashiCorp Ambassador, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and a Microsoft Azure MVP. Her primary focus is Cloud integration and deployment for the web, mobile, big data, AI, machine learning, and IoT spaces. Always eager to learn, you will find her tinkering regularly with various sensors, microcontrollers, programming languages, and frameworks.

Carey Payette is a Senior Software Engineer with Trillium Innovations (a Solliance partner), an ASPInsider, Progress Developer Expert, HashiCorp Ambassador, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and a Microsoft Azure MVP. Her primary focus is Cloud integratio... Show more

Marit van Dijk

Marit van Dijk

With 20 years of software development experience in different roles and companies, Marit loves building awesome software with amazing people and making developers lives better.
She enjoys learning new things as well as sharing knowledge on programming, software development, testing & test automation, and more.
She has contributed to open-source projects like Cucumber and several other projects. Marit speaks at international conferences, in webinars, and on podcasts, writes blog posts and tutorials, and contributed to the book “97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know” (O’Reilly Media).

With 20 years of software development experience in different roles and companies, Marit loves building awesome software with amazing people and making developers lives better. She enjoys learning new things as well as sharing knowledge on programm... Show more

C R Bhargavi

C R Bhargavi

Senior Software Engineer with more than 5 years of experience in IT industry, Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Certified *6, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Blogger, Author, Global Speaker, C# Corner MVP

Senior Software Engineer with more than 5 years of experience in IT industry, Microsoft MVP, Microsoft Certified *6, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Blogger, Author, Global Speaker, C# Corner MVP Show more

Majid Hajian

Majid Hajian

Majid Hajian is an accomplished software architect and developer renowned for his expertise in designing intricate web and mobile applications. Recognized as a Google Developer Expert, he has received accolades as an author and is a respected instructor on platforms like Pluralsight and his YouTube channel.

Majid's primary focus encompasses Flutter, Progressive Web Applications (PWA), and performance optimization. A passionate knowledge-sharing advocate, he actively engages with the community through writing, speaking, workshops, video training, podcasts, live streams, and open-source contributions.

As a prominent community leader, Majid organizes events worldwide, including the esteemed FlutterVikings conference, to empower fellow developers and propel the software development industry forward.

Majid Hajian is an accomplished software architect and developer renowned for his expertise in designing intricate web and mobile applications. Recognized as a Google Developer Expert, he has received accolades as an author and is a respected instruc... Show more

Kay Sauter

Kay Sauter

Kay Sauter has been working with SQL Server since 2013. His expertise covers SQL Server, Azure, Data Visualization, and Power BI. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP.
Kay blogs on kayondata.com and is actively involved in various community projects like Data TGIF, databash.live and Data Platform Data Platform DEI Virtual Group.

He is based in Zurich, Switzerland and in his free time, together with his wife, he loves to travel to discover new cultures and perspectives.

Kay Sauter has been working with SQL Server since 2013. His expertise covers SQL Server, Azure, Data Visualization, and Power BI. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Kay blogs on kayondata.com and is actively involved in various community projects ... Show more

Tino Rabe

Tino Rabe

❗️ Working with Microsoft Power Pages since 2014 (former Adxstudio).
🎯 On a mission to grow & contribute to the fantastic community of Power Pages.

❗️ Working with Microsoft Power Pages since 2014 (former Adxstudio). 🎯 On a mission to grow & contribute to the fantastic community of Power Pages. Show more

Rob Sewell

Rob Sewell

Rob was a SQL Server DBA with a passion for PowerShell, Azure, Automation, and SQL (PaaS geddit?). Now he just helps people make things. He is a Data Platform MVP and an Azure MVP,a SQLBits committee member, a PowerShell Conference Europe organiser, and maintainer of many open-source projects. He has spoken at and volunteered at many Data and PowerShell events all over the world. He is a proud supporter of the Data and PowerShell communities.

He relishes sharing and learning and can be found doing both via Twitter and his blog. He spends most of his time looking at a screen and loves to solve problems. He knows that looking at a screen so much is bad for him because his wife tells him so. Thus, he is often out riding his bike as his eyes are not good enough to play cricket any more.

He has a fabulous beard

Rob was a SQL Server DBA with a passion for PowerShell, Azure, Automation, and SQL (PaaS geddit?). Now he just helps people make things. He is a Data Platform MVP and an Azure MVP,a SQLBits committee member, a PowerShell Conference Europe organiser, ... Show more

Christian Alexander Schreiber

Christian Alexander Schreiber

Christian has more than 25 years of experience in IT consulting and is Lead Architect for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Certified Trainer at WBS IT-Service GmbH in Leipzig - Germany. He is highly skilled in all new features of Microsoft Azure & Microsoft technologies (M365, Teams, SharePoint, Power Platform, Azure AI, CoPilot, Modern Workplace). As a speaker, he delivers over 15 technical sessions annually in face-to-face formats in both German and English. Christian is the organiser of the aMS Leipzig conference. He is passionate about requirements gathering and analysis, information and data modelling and analysis, and information architecture development. He also believes that effective communication and collaboration are essential to delivering successful IT solutions that meet customer needs. Christian is always looking for new challenges and opportunities to learn and grow in his field, and is committed to helping others succeed in their digital transformation journey.

Christian has more than 25 years of experience in IT consulting and is Lead Architect for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Certified Trainer at WBS IT-Service GmbH in Leipzig - Germany. He is highly skilled in all new features of Microsoft Azure & Microso... Show more

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