Allan's IT career has moved him to several Canadian provinces and even to Sweden for four years. He has been nominated for the Cloud and Datacenter Management Microsoft MVP. Due to his Veeam experience in backup, restore, and DR scenarios, Veeam has accepted Allan into the Veeam Vanguard program.
Allan has always been a senior member and key player in implementing Windows infrastructure projects, virtualized platforms (Hyper-V and VMWare) and cloud projects. His love is building roadmaps and lifecycle of the Windows Server environments, DR, automation and the development of ITIL processes for OSD, configurations, and performance.
He is an expert at scripting solutions and has an uncanny ability to reduce complexity and maximize the functionality of PowerShell. Allan has recently rejoined the TriCon Elite Consulting team again as a Principal Consultant.
Allan can be found on twitter @AllanRafuse and blogs on http://www.checkyourlogs.net
Cary Sun is a Principal Consultant, He has a strong background specializing in datacenter and deployment solutions, and has spent over 20 years in the planning, design, and implementation of network technologies and Management and system integration.He hold CISCO CERTIFIED INTERNETWORK EXPERT (CCIE No.4531) from 1997.Cary is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and Cisco Champion, He is a published author with serveral titles, include blogs on Checkyourlogs.net, author for many books.
Specialties: CCIE /CCNA / MCSE / MCITP / MCTS / MCSA / Solution Expert / CCA
Cristal Kawula is the co-founder of MVPDays Community Roadshow and #MVPHour live Twitter Chat. She was also a member of the Gridstore Technical Advisory board and is the President of TriCon Elite Consulting. Cristal is also only the 2nd Woman in the world to receive the prestigious Veeam Vanguard award. She can be found on twitter @supercristal1
Dave Kawula is an Enterprise Consultant, Technology Evangelist, Best Selling Author and all around geek. He loves Microsoft Technology and is considered one of the best in his field. He holds over 50 + Microsoft Certifications and is also a Microsoft MVP. Dave is also a Senior Technical Evangelist for 5nine Software, Veeam Vanguard, and Nutanix NTC. He can be followed on twitter @davekawula
To learn more about Dave you can visit his personal site at: http:://davekawula.com
Émile Cabot is a three-time Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) who started in the industry during the mid-90s, and has been deploying Windows ever since. He has a strong background specializing in datacenter and deployment solutions, and has spent many years performing infrastructure analyses and solution implementations for organizations ranging from 20 to over 200,000 employees.
Émile is a published author with several titles, including Advanced Windows Deployments Using 1E Software. He organizes the Calgary Microsoft User Group, blogs on CheckYourLogs.net, and has presented at several conferences, including Ignite, VeeamOn, TechReady, and MVPDays. You can find him on Twitter under the alias @ecabot.
He actively volunteers as a member of the Canadian Ski Patrol, providing over 250 hours each year for first aid services and public education at Castle Mountain Resort and in the community.
I consider myself lucky, having spent my entire career in IT. Blessed with a brother owning a software startup in the 80’s, I began learning coding at 13. By 16, those skills were earning me a paycheck. Loving technology, my journey since then has encompassed many IT disciplines, empowering me to complete widely diverse projects. Everything from multi-national networking, messaging, and communications projects, to ERP, HRIS, and security projects.
Today, I work as CTO for an international manufacturing company. In this day and age, IT shouldn’t just keep the lights on. We must endeavor to empower the use of technology as a competitive advantage for our organizations. Using existing technology smarter, while leveraging next generation tech in a manufacturing space is my team’s focus day in and day out.
Personally, I love learning and I love sharing what I’ve learned with others. I believe we all have knowledge to share. When we do, the community grows stronger and our lives more fulfilled! I’m passionate about giving back to the IT community. Speaking at conferences, hosting webinars, writing books, magazine articles, and blog entries are some of my favorite methods to live up to the responsibility.
Thanks for letting me become part of your IT journey! I look forward to meeting you in person be it at an event, during a virtual event, or even through social media. Twitter is my daily go to for getting hot off the press content out. Follow me @JohnONeillSr.
Kevin Kaminski is an authority in Microsoft enterprise solutions with over 20 years of experience that ranges from device management to data center architecture. In that time, Kevin has provided leadership, technical expertise, and training to organizations large and small, which has contributed to his passion for delivering solutions-based approaches to modern IT challenges.
Working with some of Canada’s largest organizations in that time, Kevin’s knowledge and mastery have been acknowledged by Microsoft as he is currently a Microsoft MVP for Windows and Devices for IT and has been a Microsoft MVP for Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) for the past eleven years.
Kevin’s passion and expertise are humorously and meticulously woven into his speaking engagements, training materials, articles and consulting engagements.
Key Speaking Topics
- Application Packaging and Virtualization
- System Center Configuration Manager
- Azure IaaS
- VDI technologies
- Windows security
- IT Governance
Some of Kevin's current projects:
- Transitioning a user population from corporate-owned devices to a BYOD
approach with a large brand name retailer
- Implemented an enterprise mobility strategy that included use cases from
employees to B2B collaboration for a medium-sized energy company
- Lead Architect for a SaaS solution to enhance Intune capabilities
In addition to his partnership with AMTRA Solutions as a Principal Consultant for Modern Workplace, Kevin spends time blogging and speaking at various technical conferences such as TechMentor, Briforum, and Microsoft Management Summit. Kevin currently sits as vice president of the Calgary Microsoft User Group and the Calgary chapter of the Citrix User Group Community.