60 People Everyone Should Follow at @Microsoft #MSBuild

Microsoft Build is jam-packed full of the latest technologies, tips and inspiration. Whether you attend the conference in-person or remotely to learn more about Windows 10, Azure, Office 365, HoloLens or to simply get some advice on how to scale in the cloud, it’s equally important to follow up and nurture relationships with decision makers and the people who influence them.

Below, we’ve identified some great people to help you get more out of your Build experience. These top insiders are Microsoft team members, Microsoft MVPs, influencers, writers, editors and analysts who can best explain the latest announcements and potentially impact your success.

We created this list to make it easy for you to be nimble and connect effectively with the many people you’ve at the conference as well as with community members you’ve already connected with digitally via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn email or virtual meetings.  

60 People Everyone Should Follow at Microsoft #MSBuild

Methodology – How We Built This List

This list was compiled using Nimble, a simple social sales and marketing relationship management add-in to Office 365 and other cloud productivity suites. Nimble makes it easy to identify and manage people that are impacting your business. We compiled a preliminary list of over 1,000 people talking about the Microsoft Build 2017 conference on Twitter using the hashtags #MSBuild and #Build2017. Next, we used the Nimble Smart Contacts app to import the Twitter lists into Nimble which automatically enriched each Twitter contact with their personal and company details. We then used the enriched details and data in Nimble to whittle our list down to the top 60 everyone should follow at MSBuild.

We looked around and no one has really tried to come up with a list that made sense of the experts in the Microsoft Build community,” said Nimble CEO Jon Ferrara. “Like any list, we may not have captured everyone, but these individuals  captured our attention.

We include three categories in this list, “Influencer, Writer, Editor, Analyst”, “Microsoft Team Members” and “MVPs”. People in the individual categories are listed in alphabetical order.


Influencer, Writer, Editor, Analyst

(In alphabetical order)

-Jf_gb84_400x400 Todd Bishop
Editor, Co-Founder at GeekWire
Seattle, WA, United States
Twitter: @toddbishop

Todd Bishop is co-founder and editor of GeekWire, a longtime technology journalist who covers subjects including cloud tech, e-commerce, virtual reality, devices, apps and tech giants such as Amazon.com, Apple, Microsoft and Google. A native of Orland, Calif., he has worked as a reporter for publications including The Philadelphia Inquirer, Puget Sound Business Journal and Seattle P-I.


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Technology Journalist, Blogger at ZDNet
Santa Fe, NM, United States
Twitter: @edbott

Ed Bott is an award-winning technology writer with more than two decades’ experience writing for mainstream media outlets and online publications. He has served as editor of the U.S. edition of PC Computing and managing editor of PC World; both publications had monthly paid circulation in excess of 1 million during his tenure. He is the author of more than 25 books on Microsoft Windows and Office, including Windows 7 Inside Out (2009) and Office 2013 Inside Out (2013).


mary-branscombe Mary Branscombe
Independent Technology Journalist
London, England, United Kingdom
Twitter: @marypcbuk

Mary is a technology journalist with over two decades of experience. She writes regularly on technology for CIO.com, TechRadar, ZDNet, Hard Copy, The New Stack and a wide range of other titles. She’s co-written two books on Windows 8 with her writing partner, Simon Bisson.


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Senior Director, Market Strategy and Intelligence, Datameer
New York, NY, United States
Twitter: @andrewbrust

Andrew is Senior Director, Market Strategy and Intelligence at Datameer and he writes a blog for ZDNet called “Big on Data”. He is a co-author of “Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012” (Microsoft Press); an advisor to NYTECH, the New York Technology Council; co-moderator of Big On Data – New York’s Data Intelligence Meetup; serves as Microsoft Regional Director and MVP; and write the Redmond Review column for VisualStudioMagazine.com.


Jon Ferrara, NimbleJon Ferrara
CEO & Founder of Nimble, Speaker, Entrepreneur
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Twitter: @Jon_Ferrara

Jon Ferrara has been recognized for pioneering innovation in the customer management category. Prior to founding Nimble, Ferrara was the co-founder of the award winning CRM GoldMine. His latest venture Nimble is a Social Sales and Marketing CRM that works for you by building your CRM and works with you everywhere you engage; inside Office 365, Outlook, Skype and even Dynamics CRM.


896be4d4eb730289f086ad7a0a8ea651_400x400Mary Jo Foley
Microsoft Blogger on ZDNET
New York, NY, United States
Twitter: @maryjofoley

Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the “Windows Weekly” podcast on the TWiT network.


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Senior Content Producer at Penton Technology
Jacksonville, FL, United States
Twitter: @winobs

Richard began contributing to Penton Technology websites in January 2015 and in April 2017 was hired as the Senior Content Producer. He hosts the Observed Tech PODCAST, which is a weekly look at all things tech with a decidedly Microsoft angle, however all subjects are discussed including security, social media, hardware, software and anything tech-ish! Microsoft MVP since 2010.


Ben KepesBen Kepes
Investor, Commentator, Speaker, Motivator
Canterbury & West Coast, New Zealand
Twitter: @benkepes

Ben is a business leader, a technology evangelist, an entrepreneur, and a commentator. He covers the convergence of business and technology. His areas of interest extend to leadership development, startup activity, digital transformation, and enterprise software, as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users. Ben currently writes for IDG. His commentary has previously been published on Forbes, ReadWriteWeb, GigaOm, The Guardian, Wired and a wide variety of publications – both print and online.


frederic_l_400x400Frederic Lardinois
Writer and News Editor at TechCrunch
Portland, OR, United States
Twitter: @fredericl

At TechCrunch, Frederic’s focus spans from emerging technologies and niche startups to major product advances by industry titans – all innovation focused. Before he joined TechCrunch in 2012, he founded Silicon Filter and wrote for ReadWriteWeb (now ReadWrite).


Alan LepofskyAlan Lepofsky
VP and Principal Analyst – Collaboration Software at Constellation Research
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Twitter: @alanlepo

With almost two decades of experience in the software industry, Alan helps companies understand how to develop and/or implement collaboration solutions that help employees get their work done. Rather than evangelizing how social software needs to completely change the way people work, he prefers to focus on how organizations can improve their existing business processes by providing access to the colleagues, content and communities that can help people get their work done more effectively.

6wwvgrHp_400x400Carolina Milanesi
Consumer Tech Analyst at Creative Strategies
San Francisco, CA, United States
Twitter: @caro_milanesi

Carolina is an industry expert in consumer trends, tech and devices with over 15 years experience. Reliable, versatile and visionary person who is trustworthy to board members and managers and brings analytical skills, the ability to prioritize and to ask the right questions. Dynamic leader able to motivate others and myself. Innovative, high-energy professional with excellent organizational and communication skills, and a track record of success.
Harry McCrackkenHarry McCrackken
Technology Editor at Fast Company
San Francisco, CA, United States
Twitter: @harrymccracken

Harry a journalist and entrepreneur who specializes in the most exciting topic of my lifetime: technology and its potential to make the world a better place.


Emil ProtalinskiEmil Protalinski
News Editor at VentureBeat
Twitter: @EPro

Emil writes breaking tech news. He has previously written for The Next Web, CNET, ZDNet, Techspot, Ars Technica, and Neowin.


Rafael RiveraRafael Rivera
Executive Director at The Within Network, Author at Thurrott
Bellevue, WA, United States
Twitter: @WithinRafael

Forward engineer by day, reverse engineer by night. Le Cordon Bleu alumnus.


Brad SamsBrad Sams
Executive Editor Thurrott.com at Thurrott.com
Cincinnati, OH, United States
Twitter: @bdsams

Executive Editor of https://Petri.com & https://Thurrott.com | I write (and podcast – https://soundcloud.com/thesamsreport ) about Microsoft | Co-founder of @tracour.


Lexy SavvidesLexy Savvides
Senior Editor at CNET/CBS Interactiv
San Francisco, CA, United States
Twitter: @lexysavvides

Lexy is a senior editor, presenter, tech journalist @CNET. She is responsible for creating fun and engaging videos that present technical information in an accessible way. She also reports on technology for CBS News stations around the US (TV and radio).


Paul ThurrottPaul Thurrott
Technology Journalist, Blogger
Dedham, MA, United States
Twitter: @thurrott

Paul is an award-winning technology journalist and blogger with over 20 years of industry experience and the author of over 25 books. He is the News Director for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, the major domo at Thurrott.com, and the co-host of two tech podcasts: Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Mary Jo Foley, and What the Tech with Andrew Zarian.


Lance UlanoffLance Ulanoff
Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large of Mashable
New York, NY, United States
Twitter: @LanceUlanoff

Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large of Mashable, tech expert, social media commentator, amateur cartoonist and robotics fan.


simonbissonSimon Le Gros Bisson
Technology Writer and Journalist
London, England, United Kingdom
Twitter: @sbisson

On a freelance basis Simon writes about enterprise IT for ZDnet UK (where he co-writes the “500 Words Into The Future” blog), IT Pro, TechRadar Business Centre, Information Age, Server Management and IT Expert, developer for PC Plus and Hardcopy, as well as covering web technologies for Web Designer. Mary Branscombe and Simon recently collaborated on “The Windows 8 Executive Summary: What You Need To Know”, published by FairTrade DX.


Screen Shot 2017-05-09 at 10.34.48 AMTom Warren
Senior Editor at The Verge
London, England, United Kingdom
Twitter: @tomwarren

Tom Warren is a Senior Editor for The Verge. He is the resident Microsoft expert. He was previously the Editor-in-chief at Neowin.



Microsoft Team Members

Brad AndersonBrad Anderson
Corporate Vice President at Microsoft
Seattle, WA, United States
Twitter: @Anderson

Brad Anderson is the Corporate Vice President of the Enterprise Client & Mobility (ECM) team. This organization is focused on supporting a modern workforce that operates in a world of continuously connected devices. The ECM team is a key pillar of Microsoft’s Mobile-First, Cloud-First focus.


Angela CooperAngela Cooper
GM Managed ISV at Microsoft
Redmond, WA, United States
Twitter: @angiecoopr

Angela Cooper leads the US partner organization focused on helping Microsoft’s largest ISV partners as they transform to the cloud across platforms and business models. Prior to this role Angela led Microsoft’s WW Sales Transformation across all cloud businesses including transforming the field sales organization to focus on driving customer value and usage.


Jacquelyn CrowhurstJacquelyn Crowhurst
GM Developer Tools at Microsoft
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Twitter: @jacquelyncr

Jacquelyn is a proven technical leader known for consistent high quality, exceptional results. Able to leverage experiences and thrives on learning new skills to excel at challenges. Her specialties are: Software architecture, evangelism, technical leadership, technical management, .NET, Visual Studio, ALM, STEM, Azure, cloud.


Steven GuggenheimerSteven Guggenheimer
Chief Evangelist of Developer Experience at Microsoft
Redmond, WA, United States
Twitter: @StevenGuggs

Steve Guggenheimer is Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Developer eXperience & Evangelism (DX) group, responsible for enabling the development of industry leading applications and services globally across devices. As Microsoft’s Chief Evangelist, Steve has spoken at events around the world showcasing and announcing the latest software, services and devices. His deep knowledge of technology and passion for enabling new experiences mixed with his down to earth style make him a trusted voice in the technology industry.


Scott Guthrie Scott Guthrie
Executive Vice President at Microsoft
Redmond, WA, United States
Twitter: @scottgu

As executive vice president of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group, I am responsible for the company’s cloud, server, database, business apps, security, management and development tools businesses. We build Microsoft Azure, Windows Server, SQL Server, Microsoft Dynamics, Active Directory, System Center, Visual Studio and .NET.


Chris HeilmannChris Heilmann
Senior Program Manager Developer Experience and Evangelism at Microsoft
London, England, United Kingdom
Twitter: @codepo8

With about 20 years of experience in web technologies and a background as a Front End Architect Chris understands the market and the fluctuations of technology and how to find and support talent to both create new products and to talk about them in a sensible fashion. He published a few books on JavaScript, API design, accessibility and scalable front-end technologies and spoke at dozens of conferences about the now and tomorrow of technology.


Gretchen O’HaraGretchen O’Hara
GM of US M&O DX, Experience and Evangelism Marketing, US Sub at
Redmond, WA, United States
Twitter: @GretchenOhara

As General Manager of Developer Experience and Evangelism (DX) Marketing in the United States, Gretchen leads the marketing team that drives development and usage of industry leading applications on Microsoft platforms across devices in the U.S. She is also responsible for audience marketing to Startups, Developers, Students and IT Pros. A 20-year industry veteran with vast experience in Enterprise, Internet, Web and Channel Development, she has held numerous positions with small and large technology companies.


Alex KipmanAlex Kipman
Technical Fellow – Operating System Group at Microsoft
Redmond, WA, United States
Twitter: @akipman

Alex Kipman is the Technical Fellow of new device categories in the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft. An innovator at heart, Kipman has led four major breakthrough products for the company, including Kinect in 2010. Microsoft HoloLens is his latest product creation, bringing holograms to Windows. Kipman is named as the primary inventor on more than 100 patents since joining Microsoft in 2001.


Brandon LeblancBrandon Leblanc
Senior Program Manager Windows Insider Engineering Team at Microsoft
Redmond, WA, United States
Twitter: @brandonleblanc

Brandon is a technology enthusiast with the ability to broadcast excitement on technology products through writing. Uses social media to generate buzz about technology products and engages with customers. Nearly a decade worth of experience with blogging and social media. Passionate about new technology. Currently working at Microsoft running the company’s official Windows blogs.


Jeremiah MarbleJeremiah Marble
Dir. Product Marketing Windows Insiders Program at Microsoft
Seattle, WA, United States
Twitter: @jeremiahmarble

Jeremiah runs product marketing for the Windows Insider Program. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, earning an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA from the School of Arts and Sciences (French language). He also completed a term at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.


Larry OrecklinLarry Orecklin
VP of US DX, Developer Experience and Chief Evangelist at Microsoft
Seattle, WA, United States

Mr. Larry Orecklin serves as the Vice President of Microsoft’s Developer Evangelism Group (DX) and an Executive Member of the MS North American Leadership team. Mr. Orecklin served as the Chief Executive Officer of Hire.com. He has more than 17 years of experience in growing successful software companies. Prior to joining Hire.com, he served as President of the Storage Solutions Group of Quantum Corp. where he led all aspects of it’s $260M storage systems and software.


Mark RussinovichMark Russinovich
CTO of Microsoft Azure, at Microsoft
Seattle, WA, United States
Twitter: @markrussinovich

Mark leads Azure cloud platform technical strategy. He’s an author of novels Rogue Code, Zero Day and Trojan Horse, Windows Internals, Sysinternals utilities.


Jeff SandquistJeff Sandquist
General Manager, Cloud and Enterprise Group at Microsoft
Seattle, WA, United States
Twitter: @jeffsand

As a General Manager in Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise Group, Jeff has the responsibility for rebuilding the online experience for developers and IT Professionals. He leads a global team of 300+ engineers made up of Product Management, Software Engineering, Localization, Data Science and Content Development.


Dona SarkarDona Sarkar
Chief #NinjaCat – Windows Insider Program at Microsoft
Seattle, WA, United States
Twitter: @donasarkar

The Windows Insiders are the largest community of people using technology to make a lasting impact in the world. Currently, Dona is working on co-creating products and services with these curious, passionate learners to fulfill their mission: empower EVERY person on the planet to achieve–that includes the next 5 billion people.


John ShewchukJohn Shewchuk
Technical Fellow at Microsoft
Redmond, WA, United States
Twitter: @johnshew

John is a Technical Fellow who leads the DX engineering and technical evangelism team at Microsoft. He has been with Microsoft for over 20 years and has worked on streaming the Olympics with NBC, solving challenges for cloud healthcare solutions with GE, and improving Flipboard. John also hosts the DECODED which takes viewers around the globe and shares modern developer best practices.


Joseph SiroshJoseph Sirosh
Corporate Vice President for the Data Group at Microsoft
Bellevue, WA, United States
Twitter: @josephsirosh

Joseph leads the Data Platform, which covers Machine Learning, Big Data, Databases and Information Management, with products such as SQL Server, Cortana Intelligence Suite, Microsoft R Server, Azure Data Lake, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure DocumentDB, Azure Machine Learning, Azure Search, Azure Data Factory, Azure Stream Analytics etc.


Marc SpiottaMarc Spiotta
GM Recruit ISV & App Recruitment at Microsoft
New York, NY, United States
Twitter: @mjspiotta

Inspirational Sales Leader with a proven track record of driving organizational transformation while consistently delivering great results. Deep experience in building world class sales organizations from the ground up- recruiting, hiring, ramping and leading high performing Salespeople and Sales Managers. Cutting edge experience in driving Microsoft’s Cloud & Mobility Sales efforts across Asia Pacific and North America.


Satish ThomasSatish Thomas
Principal Group Program Manager AppSource at Microsoft
Seattle, WA, United States
Twitter: @satishthomas

Satish likes making products that matter and building amazing teams. He’s a product management & engineering leader with a passion for business applications and partner/ecosystem strategy. His specialties are: Enterprise Software, Cloud Computing, ERP, Software Engineering, Product Management, Engineering Management, SaaS, Go To Market strategy, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Marketplaces, Ecosystem.


Screen Shot 2017-05-09 at 3.14.47 PMMatt Thompson
GM Evangelism at Microsoft
San Francisco, CA, United States
Twitter: @DeveloperFish

As General Manager of Microsoft’s developer & platform evangelism efforts, Matt has the first hand opportunity to both observe and work with a number of Silicon Valley’s most unique technology startups. His time is split between working with this influential community of technologists as they adopt Microsoft technologies (including Microsoft’s cloud offering, Windows Azure, and new phone platform, Windows Phone 7); advising a number of early stage startups; and working with Microsoft customers & partners as they implement solutions on top of the breadth of the Microsoft platform offerings.


Brett WolfeBrett Wolfe
GM Go-to-Market ISV at Microsoft
Charlotte, NC, United States
Twitter: @brettrwolfe

Director of Business Development growing our partner ecosystem through common success. Experienced Business Development Director skilled in Sales, Partner Management, Customer Relationship Management and ISV Go-to-market Strategy.


MVPs (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional)

Microsoft has recognized the inspiring activities of MVPs around the world with the MVP Award. MVPs freely share their deep knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial, objective feedback to help people enhance the way they use technology. Of more than 100 million users who participate in technology communities, around 4,000 are recognized as Microsoft MVPs. MVPs make exceptional contributions to technical communities, sharing their passion, knowledge, and know-how.

Laurent BugnionLaurent Bugnion
Senior Technical Evangelist at Valorem
Herrliberg, Switzerland
Twitter: @lbugnion

Software engineer and UX enthusiast (Valorem), Microsoft and Xamarin MVP, Microsoft Regional Director. MVVM Light creator.


Ginny CaugheyGinny Caughey
President at Carolina Software Inc.
Wilmington, NC, United States
Twitter: @gcaughey

Windows Platform Development MVP and entrepreneur: enterprise software by day, consumer software by night.


Corrado CavalliCorrado Cavalli
Senior Software Development Engineer at IBV
Bergamo Area, Italy
Twitter: @corcav

Corrado is a Microsoft MVP, Xamarin MVP, Xamarin Certified Developer and Microsoft Certified Professional MCP.


Maarten GoetMaarten Goet
Managing Partner at InSpark
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Twitter: @maarten_goet

Maarten is a long-standing expert in Microsoft technologies, achieving the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) designation consistently for over a decade, a recognition for his efforts in knowledge-sharing and building Microsoft communities around the world. Today, Maarten is known as a serial entrepreneur with a successful track record of building profitable IT companies centered around Microsoft Cloud technologies with high customer satisfaction scores.


Michael GillettMichael Gillett
Lead Web Developer at Win Technologies
Hertfordshire / London
Twitter: @michaelgillett

Michael Gillett is a six times Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (Windows Insider). Web Developer. He is currently a Lead Web Developer in an agile team at WinTechnologies. He works with both frontend and backend technologies, including C#, ASP.Net and Angular 1, and tools, including Grunt, Bower and NPM. I use the Umbraco CMS to configure the backend of the web sites and build the implementation of new functionality on the frontend.


Lars Klint Lars Klint
Freelance Solution Architect, HoloLens Developer
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Twitter: @larsklint

Lars is an author, trainer, Microsoft MVP, community leader, authority on all things Windows Platform and part time crocodile wrangler. He is heavily involved in the space of HoloLens and mixed reality, as well as a published Pluralsight author, freelance solution architect and writer for numerous publications.


Julie LermanJulie Lerman
Author, Consultant, Mentor, Speaker at The Data Farm
Huntigton, VT, USA
Twitter: @julielerman

Julia is the leading independent authority on the Entity Framework and has been using and teaching the technology since its inception in 2006. She is well known in the .NET community as a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, and INETA Speaker. Julie is a frequent presenter at technical conferences around the world and writes articles for many well-known technical publications including the Data Points column in MSDN Magazine.


Mike MartinMike Martin
Microsoft Lead Consultant at Crosspoint Solutions
Antwerp Area, Belgium
Twitter: @techmike2kx

Mike got appointed as a Microsoft Extended Experts Team member, was added to the Microsoft Azure Insiders Community and is a regular speaker for Microsoft and the community online and on conferences. Since April 1st 2013 he’s also a Microsoft Azure MVP, an award he managed to get already 3 times.


Sami LaihoSami Laiho
Senior Technical Fellow at Adminize
Helsinki, Finland
Twitter: @samilaiho

Best Session,Best Speaker – TechEd NA&EU2014 / MVP Windows OS / Creator of Wioski https://wioski.com and Adminizer https://www.adminize.com / Pluralsight Author.


Lance MccarthyLance Mccarthy
Tech Support Engineer, Sr. at Progress
Boston, MA, United States
Twitter: @lancewmccarthy

Lance creates awesome software, fix problems in other developers’ software, and create training content for new devs. He has over a million users of his Windows Store apps (PC and Mobile) which he builds and publishes in his spare time. He’s Microsoft Windows Dev MVP.


Alan MendelevichAlan Mendelevich
Founder and CEO at AdDuplex
Vilnius, Lithuania
Twitter: @ailon

Leading @AdDuplex and @AppRaisinHQ. Windows Platform Development MVP.


Morten NielsenMorten Nielsen
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Twitter: @dotmorten

Morten is a Lead Developer for ESRI ArcGIS Silverlight, WPF and WinPhone7 APIs – The APIs won the Visual Studio Magazine’s Readers Choice Award in 2010 and 2011. He’s been awarded Microsoft MVP four years in a row as a Windows Platform Development MVP.


Oren NovotnyOren Novotny
Senior Architect at BlueMetal
New York, NY, United States
Twitter: @onovotny

Principal Architect at @BlueMetalInc. In to NuGet, .NET Core, Azure, Mobile, Security. Microsoft MVP. Xamarin MVP.


Chris PietschmannChris Pietschmann
Owner at Simplovation LLC
Milwaukee, WI, United States
Twitter: @crpietschmann

Chris architects and develops innovative software solutions. He has been architecting solutions using Microsoft Azure since 2010, and he’s a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect. He’s a 6 time Microsoft MVP.


Dux RaymondDux Raymond
Chief Technology Officer at AvePoint Public Sector
Washington, D.C., United States
Twitter: @meetdux

Dux is the CTO of AvePoint Public Sector and a sought after trusted advisor. He is the author of “SharePoint for Project Management”. Dux is also Project Management Professional (PMP), a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft MVP who has authored various whitepapers, articles and delivered interactive presentations to over 10,000 people in major industry events worldwide.


Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies & Xamarin MVP
Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Twitter: @WilliamSRodz

William is a He’s a professional certified and recognised as an expert in cloud (Microsoft Azure), and cross platform mobile development (Xamarin), actively participating in technical communities and organising technology events in Curitiba, Microsoft MVP and Xamarin MVP


Joost Van SchaikJoost Van Schaik
Senior Business Apps Developer at Wortell
Amersfoort, the Netherlands
Twitter: @localjoost

Senior Business Apps developer. Windows Development MVP. C#, XAML, Windows 10, .NET, Xamarin Forms, HoloLens, Unity. Tinkerer, inventor, gardener.


René SchulteRené Schulte
Director, Immersive Experiences at IdentityMine
Dresden, Germany
Twitter: @rschu

HoloLens, Mobile, Immersive Tech. Microsoft MVP. Passionate about computer graphics / VR / AR / MR and renaissance of Neural Networks. Director @Valorem.


Richard SeroterRichard Seroter
Senior Director of Product at Pivotal
Seattle, WA, United States
Twitter: @rseroter

Richard is a Senior Director of Product for Pivotal, with a master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Colorado. He’s also a 10-time Microsoft MVP for cloud/integration, an instructor for developer-centric training company Pluralsight, the lead InfoQ.com editor for cloud computing, and author of multiple books on application integration strategies.


András VelvártAndrás Velvárt
Head of Research and Development at 360 World
Budapest, Hungary
Twitter: @vbandi

András is Microsoft Most Valued Professional in Windows Development / Emerging Experiences, frequent speaker at technology events. He leads a team developing industry and enterprise applications and research for HoloLens, Oculus, HTC Vive, Kinect and similar forward-looking tools.

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