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Thursday, May 19 • 11:00am - 12:45pm
Ask the Datacenter Experts LIMITED

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Like a BoF but not so early - just come ask questions and we'll get them answered.

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Lee Berg

Microsoft MVP, STEALTHbits
Lee is a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and a Techincal Product Manager for STEALTHbits Technologies. When Lee is now building CyberSecurity Monitoring Software in his day-job, He is active in managing and presenting at user groups, meetups, and conferences around... Read More →
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Steve Buchanan

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Steve Buchanan is a Principal Program Manager with a leading global tech giant focused on improving the cloud. He is a Pluralsight author, the author of eight technical books, and a former 10-time Microsoft MVP. He has presented at tech events, including, DevOps Days, Open Source... Read More →
avatar for Samuel Erskine

Samuel Erskine

Senior Specialist, MVP
Microsoft MCT and MVP Service Management & Cloud Consultant Samuel Erskine, is a Systems Management specialist and trainer focused on System Center and MS Cloud technologies. He is the content designer and lead author of three Microsoft System Center Cookbooks and co-author of two... Read More →
avatar for Cameron Fuller

Cameron Fuller

Microsoft MVP, Catapult Systems
System Center MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management, is a Solution Director for Catapult Systems and serves as an Evangelist for System Center and automation technologies. He has over 20 years of infrastructure experience, focused on management solutions. Cameron coauthored a number... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Andorfer

Ryan Andorfer

Technology Solutions Professional, Microsoft
avatar for Chris Blackburn

Chris Blackburn

Managing Architect, Concurency
Having a love of technology through years of exposure as a young boy and then as a teenager, the quest to always stay up to date with the latest and greatest has come naturally over the last 2 decades.My first job in a call center environment built not only my customer services skills... Read More →
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Joseph Chan

Principal Group Program Manager, Azure Governance, Microsoft
Principal Group Program Manager for Microsoft Azure Governance Platform, helping large enterprises govern and control their vast Azure cloud environment at scale.
avatar for Beth Cooper

Beth Cooper

Program Manager, Microsoft
Beth Cooper is a Program Manager on Azure Automation and OMS.
avatar for Bob Cornelissen

Bob Cornelissen

SCOM Specialist, MVP, Savision and BICTT
 Bob is a 6-time Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and Managing Consultant for BICTT. He focuses heavily on the monitoring and automation space, working frequently with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and Microsoft OMS. Bob loves connecting the business to... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Craig

Andrew Craig

Senior Consultant, itnetX AG
I work for itnetX in Switzerland where I implement bespoke solutions for customers. Nothing here is out-of-the-box. My work involves the automation of business processes and the integration of , not exclusively but mainly, Microsoft System Center Technologies. Come and talk to me... Read More →
avatar for Tim Curwick

Tim Curwick

Consultant, Microsoft MVP, RBA
I am a Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management for my contributions to the PowerShell community. As an infrastucture engineer for RBA Consulting, I focus on the Microsoft stack and PowerShell based solutions. I design and build complex automation solutions. I run and frequently... Read More →
avatar for Damian Flynn

Damian Flynn

Systems Architect, Corporate IT Core Team, Damian Flynn MVP
“Making incredible software incredibly simple.” – Damian, is an Infrastructure Architect with over 20 years of IT experience working with global enterprises, currently focused on Cloud Technologies in the Converged Datacentre, with perspective on Service Management Automation... Read More →
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Nathan Foreman

Solutions Engineer, C.H. Robinson
I'm a hands-on tinkerer, the kind of person whose warranty gets voided in a week because I wanted to see how it worked. Whether it's mechanical or software I'm interested in getting to the gears to figure out how it works. Day to Day I work as a Solutions Engineer at a Fortune 500... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Fritz

Shannon Fritz

Soultions Architect, Concurrency
Cloud Datacenter, IT Infrastructure, Remote Access, DirectAccess, Enterprise Security, Media Junkie, Foodie
avatar for Dieter Gasser

Dieter Gasser

Head of Product Management, itnetX
Dieter Gasser is an IT consultant and a management partner of itnetX AG, headquartered in Switzerland. He has a strong focus on the delivery and customization of Service Manager. Dieter has been working in IT for more than 16 years, and has focused on Microsoft technologies. He started... Read More →
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Robert Hedblom

Microsoft MVP, Sumnerv
Robert Hedblom is a well-known external partner and also internal partner at Microsoft due to his high skillsets and experience when it comes to designing scenario driven solutions based on the System Center stack, Azure and Windows Server technologies. Roberts focus as a Cloud and... Read More →
avatar for Vlad Joanovic

Vlad Joanovic

Program Manager, Microsoft
Vlad Joanovic is a program manager working in Enterprise Cloud Group\System center and Services team on the Microsoft Operations Management Suite and Azure portal scenarios across Compute, Network, Storage, Cloud services and Service fabric. Vlad was most recently in the developer... Read More →
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John Joyner

Senior Director, Technology, ClearPointe
John is Senior Director, Technology at ClearPointe, a managed services provider of 24x7 Network Operations Center (NOC) services. John is co-author of four books in the industry-standard reference series, System Center Operations Manager : Unleashed. His recent focus is helping customers... Read More →
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Nathan Lasnoski

Chief Technology Officer, Concurrency
I am responsible for leading all solution consulting efforts at Concurrency to deliver exceptional end-to-end business value to our customers. I direct consultants toward technical and process excellence, as well as promoting a culture of innovation and tenacity in our approach. I... Read More →
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Christopher Mank

Systems Architect, Concurrency
Christopher is a Systems Architect with Concurrency and a Cloud and Datacenter MVP with a focus in DevOps and ALM practices. He specializes in understanding each organization’s unique business goals and assisting with designing and building technical solutions to meet those goals. Christopher... Read More →
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Thomas Maurer

MVP / Executive, itnetX
Thomas Maurer works as a Cloud Architect and Technology Lead at itnetX AG, a consulting and engineering company located in Switzerland. Thomas helps companies to transform their business to the Cloud. Thomas is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Platform... Read More →
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Kirk Munro

Senior Product Manager, Learn on Demand Systems
Kirk Munro has been a PowerShell MVP since 2007 and spends almost all his time figuring out how to best help others learn technology.
avatar for Michael Niehaus

Michael Niehaus

Principal R&D Engineer, Tanium, Tanium
Michael Niehaus is a Principal R&D Engineer at Tanium, working on device management and OS deployment technologies. Previously, Michael spent 16 years at Microsoft working on MDT, Windows as a Service, Windows Autopilot, and related management and deployment technologies. Prior to... Read More →
avatar for Mikael Nystrom

Mikael Nystrom

Microsoft MVP, Geek, TrueSec
Mikael Nystrom is a Microsoft MVP and Principal Technical Architect at TrueSec, with an extremely broad field of competence. He has worked with all kind of infrastructure tasks in all kind of environments, enterprise to small business. He is working deep within products such as Microsoft... Read More →
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David O'Brien

Cloud Security Architect / Founder, David O'Brien
You love automation? I do to. My background is very much Microsoft tech, but I also just moved across into a more xPlatform role (you could call it DevOps). If it can be automated, I like to work with it, mostly with Windows PowerShell. I usually try to be on top of new tech, so just... Read More →
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Eamon O'Reilly

Lead Program Manager, Microsoft
avatar for Mike Resseler

Mike Resseler

Technical Evangelist, Veeam Software
Mike Resseler is a Technical Evangelist for Veeam. Mike is focused on technologies around Hyper-V and System Center. With years of experience in the field he presents on many occasions on large events such as MMS, TechEd and TechDays. Mike has been an awarded the MVP for System Center... Read More →
avatar for Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen

Global Lead Developer, Microsoft MVP, CTGlobal
You might have seen me in videos such as "Coretech Coffee Monitor"Automate everything is my motto! and its what I do.Besides producing music in my sparetime. That is when I actually have time off. Luckily I can automate my way of out most situations, which actually provides me with... Read More →
avatar for Dieter Wijckmans

Dieter Wijckmans

Managing Consultant, Coretech Benelux
Dieter is in his mid-30s and is a big fan of technology. He recently received an MVP award for System Center Cloud and Data management. He's been active in the IT industry for over 10 years, 12 of which as a freelance consultant. Dieter works at Coretech Benelux as managing Consultant. As... Read More →
avatar for Peter Zerger

Peter Zerger

Microsoft MVP, Lumagate, Inc
Pete is an author, speaker, and 13-time Microsoft MVP, focusing on cloud security, architecture, process automation and DevOps. Pete has been a speaker at popular technical conferences around the world including Microsoft Ignite and Experts Live. He has authored several books, including... Read More →


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