Pre-Conference Speakers

Hasain Alshakarti
Hasain Alshakarti
PRC01 | Hacking and Hardening Windows Infrastructure Workshop

Hasain Alshakarti is an acknowledged security expert and computer industry speaker. He has spoken at TechEd North America, TechEd Europe, and TechDays, as well as other events and conferences across the world. Besides being a very popular instructor for the last 16 years, Hasain is specially focusing on Security Assessment, Network Security and PKI, and helping customers understand and implement security measures. Hasain has a background as a developer and works closely with developers to help them understand security demands and realize them in applications and systems without losing functionality and usability. He is a member of the TrueSec Security Team and a recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award in Enterprise Security. Facebook: www.facebook.com/hasain.alshakarti
Twitter: twitter.com/Alshakarti
Blog: secadmins.com

Paula Januszkiewicz
Paula Januszkiewicz
PRC01 | Hacking and Hardening Windows Infrastructure Workshop

Paula Januszkiewicz is the IT Security Auditor and Penetration Tester, Enterprise Security MVP and trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Security Trusted Advisor. She is also a top speaker at many well-known conferences including TechEd North America, TechEd Europe, TechEd Middle East, RSA, TechDays, CyberCrime, etc., and is often rated as number-one speaker. Paula is engaged as a keynote speaker for security related events and she writes articles on Windows Security. She drives her own company CQURE, working on security related issues and projects. Paula has conducted hundreds of IT security audits and penetration tests, including those for governmental organizations. Her distinct specialization is definitely on Microsoft security solutions in which she holds multiple Microsoft certifications, besides being familiar with and possessing certifications in other related technologies. Paula is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others. In private, she enjoys researching new technologies, which she converts to authored trainings. She wrote a book about Threat Management Gateway 2010, and is working on her next book.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/paula.januszkiewicz
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/paulajanuszkiewicz
Website: cqure.us

Marcus Murray
Marcus Murray
PRC01 | Hacking and Hardening Windows Infrastructure Workshop

Marcus Murray is the Cyber Security Manager at Truesec. Marcus Murray is the leader of the Truesec Security Team, an independent, elite team of security consultants operating all over the world. Besides designing secure infrastructure and implementing security into various applications, his team performs incident response, security assessments and penetration testing for a variety of clients, including banks, military organizations, and other large corporations. He is frequently engaged as keynote speaker for security events and his focus is often security threats, vulnerabilities, and awareness, and how to implement countermeasures that work in the real world. Marcus was the number-one rated speaker at TechEd North America 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, and TechEd IT Forum Europe 2007. He has also been rewarded for number-one session in various categories at ITForum Europe 2005, 2006, and 2007.

Mickey Goussett
Mickey Goussett
PRC02 | From Code to Release: DevOps for Developers

Mickey Gousset is a Principal Consultant for Infront Consulting Group, a consulting company focused on the Microsoft System Center family of products. He focuses primarily on System Center Service Manager, System Center Orchestrator, and Team Foundation Server. He is a Microsoft ALM MVP, a Microsoft Certified Professional, and lead author of several books, including "Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013" from Wrox Publishing. Mickey runs ALM Rocks! and speaks on ALM, Visual Studio, TFS, and System Center topics at various user groups, code camps, and conferences around the world.
Website | LinkedIn | Twitter

Brian Randell
Brian Randell
PRC02 | From Code to Release: DevOps for Developers

Brian A. Randell is a Partner with MCW Technologies LLC. For more than 20 years he has been building software solutions. He educates teams on Microsoft technologies via writing and training—both in-person and on demand. He’s also a consultant for companies small and large, worldwide, including Fortune 100 companies like Microsoft. Brian is a passionate software craftsman who still enjoys coding as he helps teams to improve their processes from idea to shipping to production management and monitoring. In addition, he’s become obsessed over the last few years with natural user interfaces and how to create compelling user experiences regardless of platform. In early 2010, he toured the world prepping Microsoft employees and Microsoft partners for the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 launch. In 2012, he and his team built some of the first training content and demos for Microsoft using Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012, and Windows 8. For the 2013 release, he continued building new ALM content for use worldwide by Microsoft. He's currently a Visual Studio ALM MVP and co-author of “Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013” from Wrox Publishing. When not working, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and two children who enjoy making him look bad on the Xbox One (with and without Kinect).
Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter

Brady Gaster
Brady Gaster
PRC03 | A Day of the Latest Microsoft ASP.NET and Windows Azure Developer Enhancements

Brady Gaster is a Program Manager on the Windows Azure SDK team at Microsoft. He specializes in working with Microsoft .NET developers to provide a better understanding of what's possible when web applications and APIs are built on top of the Windows Azure Web Sites platform. A veteran of .NET development with over 15 years of .NET consulting and training, Brady's focus has been on empowering developers with creative solutions using ASP.NET, Web API, JavaScript, and the Windows Azure Web Sites and Service Bus platforms. Most recently, he has been helping the web development audience learn how to use the groundbreaking real-time framework known as SignalR. For fun, Brady likes to tinker with microcontrollers like the Netduino and .NET Gadgeteer to experiment with how physical and cloud computing can be paired up to facilitate the Internet of Things using Windows Azure.

David Tesar
David Tesar
PRC02 | Making a DevOps Transformation

David Tesar started out his tenure at Microsoft in July 2002 as Support Escalation Engineer for networking and directory services in Texas before moving to a role as a Premier Field Engineer in WA. Since 2007, he has worked as a Technical Evangelist for the worldwide Technical Evangelism and Development (TED) team based in Redmond, WA. David works closely with Microsoft product teams to "share the good news" of IT Pro relevant software through creation of technical content, speaking at various Microsoft and industry-sponsored events, shooting hundreds of video interviews, leading the weekly Edge Show with monthly episodes on Windows Azure, and working on projects directly with customers. Areas of focus as an evangelist have included various Microsoft Forefront security products, Windows Internet Explorer, Azure, Microsoft Office 365, Windows Intune, Windows Server, and and the Microsoft System Center family of products. DevOps is the primary focus inside of David’s current role working with customers and internal development teams creating various applications primarily built on Azure.

Morgan Webb
Morgan Webb
PRC02 | Making a DevOps Transformation

In his current role, Morgan Webb focuses on evangelizing about the Cloud OS, as well as on each of the individual components within. This is delivered via IT Camps within the MEA region and at the various technical conferences Microsoft holds around the world. As an extension, he also has a passion around Developer Operations (DevOps) and breaking down the barrier between developers and IT professionals.
Through all these activities, Morgan also strives to assist IT professionals to engage correctly with their Business, and for their Business to understand their technical requirements.

Michael Niehaus
Michael Niehaus
PRC05 | Deploying and Managing Windows in the Real World

Michael Niehaus is a senior product marketing manager at Microsoft, responsible for helping enterprise IT pros with Windows deployment, Windows RT, and Windows manageability needs. Prior to joining the Windows Commercial team, Michael was a longtime program manager and developer for the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, having joined Microsoft in 2004 after spending 14 years working in enterprise IT.

Mikael Nystrom
Mikael Nystrom
PRC05 | Deploying and Managing Windows in the Real World

Mikael Nyström is a Microsoft MVP and Senior Executive Consultant at TrueSec, with an extremely broad field of competence. He has worked with all kinds of infrastructure tasks in all kinds of environments. He is working deep within products such as System Center Operations Manager, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Active Directory, and Hyper-V. Mikael is a very popular instructor and is often used by Microsoft for partner trainings as well as to speak at major conferences such as TechEd and MMS. Lately, Mikael has been deeply engaged in the development of Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 as member of the TAP team.

Bradley Bartz
Bradley Bartz
PRC06 | Delivering On-Premises Self-Service Solutions with the Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server

Bradley Bartz is a Principle Program Manager in the Windows Azure Group. His current role is as the lead program manager on the Windows Azure Pack. He specializes in bringing Windows Azure technologies to enterprise and hosted clouds on premise for building private and hybrid solutions built on Windows Server and System Center. During his 16 years with Microsoft he’s been a Developer Lead, Development Manager as well as a Group Program Manager. He has contributed to numerous releases of Visual Studio and its web development capabilities. He has brought his years of developer tooling experience to the cloud, focusing on bridging the needs of public and private cloud deployments.

Michael Leworthy
Michael Leworthy
PRC06 | Delivering On-Premises Self-Service Solutions with the Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server

Michael Leworthy is a senior member of the Windows Server and Management product marketing team, playing a key role in shaping the transformation of the industry while working on product and marketing opportunities in a large and high-growth business. Leading core product marketing efforts for System Center, he collaborates across teams and functions to drive business impact through marketing. He has held various positions at Microsoft for over 11 years including product and program management, functional marketing, and field sales. He has also held other positions in high tech and consulting firms throughout his career both in the USA and Australia.

Andrew Zeller
Andrew Zeller
PRC06 | Delivering On-Premises Self-Service Solutions with the Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server

Andrew Zeller is a Technical Program Manager focusing on Service Delivery and Automation with Windows Server, System Center, and the Windows Azure Pack.

John Craddock
John Craddock
PRC07 | Hybrid Identity in a World of Consumerization

John Craddock has designed and implemented computing systems ranging from high-speed industrial controllers through to distributed IT systems with a focus on Identity, security and high-availability. A key player in many IT projects for industry leaders including Microsoft, the UK Government and multi-nationals that require optimized IT systems. Developed technical training courses that have been published worldwide, co-authored a highly successful book on Microsoft Active Directory Internals, presents regularly at major international conferences including, TechEd, IT Forum and European summits. John can be engaged as a consultant or booked for speaking engagements through XTSeminars. www.xtseminars.co.uk

Johan Arwidmark
Johan Arwidmark
PRC08 | Using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager in the Real World: Notes from the Field

Johan Arwidmark is the Chief Technical Architect with Knowledge Factory. He is a consultant, author, and all-around geek specializing in Systems Management and Enterprise Windows Deployment Solutions.

In addition to his consulting role, Johan present trainings and speaks at several conferences each year, including MMS and TechEd around the world. He is also actively involved in communities like deploymentresearch.com and myitforum.com, and he has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for eight years.

Johan is known for an energetic and humorous style, tackling complex concepts using simple "Real World" scenarios and lots of live demos. His areas of expertise include: Enterprise Windows Deployment Tools and Solutions, ConfigMgr, MDT, WinPE, USMT, and WDS.

Kent Agerlund
Kent Agerlund
PRC08 | Using Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager in the Real World: Notes from the Field

Kent Agerlund works as a consultant; author, trainer and event speaker specializing in System Center Solutions at Coretech. Kent frequently speaks at conferences like TechEd, MMS and is the main author of Mastering Configuration Manager 2012 training and the books "Mastering Configuration Manager 2012" and "System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Mastering the Fundamentals." He is also actively involved in communities like TechNet forums, local user groups, and is awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for his work with Microsoft Enterprise Client Management. On stage Kent is known for mixing “Real World” scenarios into his presentation with lots of demos.

Alistair Speirs
PRC09 | Microsoft Office 365 Deployment Workshop

Alistair Speirs is a Senior Operations Program Manager responsible for Office 365 deployment, adoption, and readiness, worldwide. Originally from Australia, He has been working in the Office team in Redmond, Washington since 2011. Alistair is currently focused on the Office 365 onboarding and deployment experience, to help IT professionals unlock the capabilities of Office 365 faster and demonstrate strategic value from their IT investments.

Jeff Medford
Jeff Medford
PRC09 | Microsoft Office 365 Deployment Workshop

Jeff Medford is a Technical Product Manager responsible for Office 365 deployment worldwide. Jeff is focused on IT professionals having great first experiences with Office 365 and helping them drive strategic scenarios within their businesses through deployment and use of the service.

Jaime Rodriguez
Jaime Rodriguez
PRC10 | Reusing your .NET and C# Skills to Develop Native Apps for Windows, iOS, and Android

Jaime Rodriguez is a Principal Technical Evangelist at Microsoft. Throughout his 15 years at Microsoft, he has focused on helping strategic Microsoft partners and customers with emerging technologies such as .NET, Silverlight, and Windows Phone leveraging both C#/XAML and HTML/CSS. Recently, his focus has been on helping developers with web, iOS, and Android skills to bring their existing apps and games to the Windows Store. Follow Jaime on Twitter @jaimerodriguez or via his blog at http://jaimerodriguez.com.

James Montemagno
James Montemagno
PRC10 | Reusing your .NET and C# Skills to Develop Native Apps for Windows, iOS, and Android

James Montemagno is a Developer Evangelist at Xamarin. He has been a .NET developer for over a decade working in a wide range of industries including game development, printer software, and web services. Prior to becoming a Developer Evangelist, James was a professional mobile developer on the Xamarin platform for over two years, with several published apps on iOS, Android, and Windows. In his spare, time he is most likely cycling around Seattle or guzzling gallons of coffee at a local coffee shop. He can be found on Twitter @JamesMontemagno and blogs code regularly on his personal blog www.MotzCod.es

Dino Esposito
Dino Esposito
PRC11 | Architecting .NET Solutions for the Enterprise

A long-time trainer and top-notch consultant, over the past 15 years Dino has been the author of many popular books for Microsoft Press that helped the professional growth of thousands of .NET and Web developers. Latest books are “Microsoft .NET: Architecting Applications for the Enterprise” (MS Press, 2014, 2Ed) and “Programming ASP.NET MVC” (MS Press, 2014, 3Ed) in addition to the fairly unique “Architecting Mobile Solutions for the Enterprise” (MS Press, 2012). Technical evangelist for JetBrains, Dino loves teaching architecture and mobile classes and in his spare time runs a fast-growing firm that specializes in web-based and mobile solutions for sport events across Europe. Follow Dino on Twitter (@despos) and Facebook and check out his blog at software2cents.wordpress.com.