Our Speakers

jbal Jeorry Balasabas (N4MATIVE)

Full Stack infrastructure consulting with a focus on selling solutions not products. Usually half of my time is dedicated to datacenter technologies including, but not limited to, Data Storage, Backup/Disaster Recovery, Virtualization, Automation & Orchestration, Layer 2. The other half is dedicated to Big Data / Data Science solutions. Currently working on deploying creative products on Cloudera’s distro of Hadoop.

twitter: @jeorryb
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeorry

FullSizeRender Tyler Bithell (B2B Technologies)

Tyler has been working as an IT Consultant for the last 8 years and has worked on a wide variety of Development and IT Pro projects. Like many IT Pros/Devs much of his time is now spent on cloud migration and development projects. In the last few years he has established a presence in the Microsoft community, and has worked very closely with Microsoft as they continue to roll out cloud solutions.

blog: https://sharepointv15.wordpress.com/
twitter: @B2B_Tech_TB
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/tyler-bithell/27/614/68a

dbrisk Darin Briskman (Amazon Web Services)

Darin Briskman leads Developer Outreach for Amazon Web Services Database offerings, connecting developers with the AWS engineering team and helping technical professionals worldwide get the greatest benefit from Amazon ElastiCache, Elasticsearch and other database services. He joined Amazon in 2016 after 30 years of experience in Enterprise Technologies, including work at NASA, IBM and Silicon Valley startups. Darin studied Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Technical Institute of Tel Aviv.

blog: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/database/
twitter: @briskmad
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briskmad

donb Don Browning (Turner)

Forward-thinking, technology-focused professional with exceptional strategic, organizational and leaderships skills. Deep technical experience in web, mobile, and enterprise application development and open source technologies. Experience leading software development teams and establishing technical direction on high-visibility, high-impact products key to supporting the business.

twitter: @donwb
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donwb

Profile Daniel Christian  

Daniel is both a SharePoint online and on-premises SME. His recent focus has been on SharePoint Server 2016, Gateway, PowerApps and Flow.

He is also a big proponent of sharing knowledge. So far he has written over 30 Microsoft TechNet Wiki articles and is part of the Microsoft TechNet Wiki blogging group.

blog: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/25484.user-page-dan-christian.aspx
twitter: @dchristian19
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danchristian19

dz Zlatan Dzinic (Amazon Web Services) 

Zlatan Dzinic, Amazonian, is a Senior Architect for AWS Professional Services, Microsoft MVP (Reconnect), internationally recognized technology expert, and speaker at major cloud conferences worldwide. Now based in Southern California, Zlatan has a rich and extensive work experience ranging across four different continents that earned him multiple awards during the course of his career.

Prior to joining AWS, Zlatan was a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for many years, working with Microsoft on their internal projects and as a partner on global/enterprise client initiatives. He spent most of his career in leadership positions as a Director, Practice Lead, Technical Lead/Solution Architect, Lead Developer/Programmer, Infrastructure Architect, as well as a Subject Matter Expert for several different technologies and platforms.

twitter: @ZlatanDzinic
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zlatandzinic

stev Steven Fowler (Fowler Capital Corporation)

Business Management and Information Technology speaker, trainer, and consultant providing strategic, unbiased and objective advisory services which assist organizations in improving productivity and overall performance via globe scale programs.

twitter: @stevenmfowler
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenmfowler

Paul Hacker (AgileThought)

Paul Hacker has over 15 years of application architecture, design, development, and management expertise in Microsoft technologies. Paul has a depth of experience in ALM, Process Improvement, and Team Foundation Server. Having distinguished himself as a leader in the IT industry he has been awarded the distinction of Microsoft MVP in the ALM category every year since 2006.

twitter: @pjhacker

labib Michael Labib (Amazon Web Services)

Michael Labib is a Global Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS. Throughout his career, he’s led application development and architecture teams build large scaled distributed systems. Currently he’s working with the In-Memory services at AWS.

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/michael-labib-4121284


Bhakthi Liyanage (Bank of America Merill Lynch)

A seasoned IT professional with 16 years of industry experience, currently working as a technical Solutions Architect at one of the largest banks in the USA, leading a team of developers providing custom solution for the business.

Primarily focused on delivering efficient and competitive business solutions on SharePoint Technology platform using Data Analytics and BI Tools. Passionate about the relationship between business and technology, how the latest technology can be leveraged to solve critical business problems by providing effective tools and solutions.

blog: www.risingskyline.com
twitter: @bhakthil
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bhakthi-liyanage


Gina Montgomery (Connection)

Gina Montgomery (MCSA, MCTS, MCP, V-TSP) blends thought leadership with new growth initiatives as Sr. Director, Microsoft Cloud Services for Connection. Montgomery plays a critical role in identifying and analyzing business development opportunities that build solutions and drive Microsoft Cloud Services opportunities for Connection. Along with driving value-creating insights, making recommendations and bundling solutions across Microsoft technologies, she oversees Connection’s Microsoft Cloud Services Practice and consults in the Microsoft Productivity & Collaboration space. Montgomery’s background as a SharePoint and Cloud evangelist coupled with her seasoned speaker experience at technology conferences all over the country make her a trusted advisor for architecting SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure solutions as well as Enterprise Mobility and Security Strategies. As she continues to plan and implement successful cloud offerings and business solutions that maximize an organization’s IT investment, Montgomery also directs her focus on new strategic Cloud initiatives for Connection’s sales team to bring to market.

blog: www.ginamontgomery.com
twitter: @ginammontgomery
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ginammontgomery

hari Hari Narisetty (ABB In)

Hari Narisetty is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist with 15 years of experience in architecting enterprise scale applications using .NET technology stack. He is specialized in design and implementation of web and, smart client applications using C#,ASP.NET Web API, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, WCF, AngularJS , JavaScript, Entity Framework,Web services,SQL Server and Microsoft Azure with SOA design principles for Income Taxes, Healthcare, Finance and, K-12 Education domains. Currently, He is working for a leading power and automation company in Atlanta, Georgia.

blog: https://sharepointv15.wordpress.com/
twitter: @harinatha
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harinatha

porterSteven Porter (Slalom)

Entrepreneurial Technology Leader based in the greater Atlanta, GA metro area.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-porter-253a133

Paul Prae(Slalom)

Paul is a full-stack enterprise application developer who specializes in artificial intelligence. He’s worked at Microsoft, Red Ventures, and Slalom Consulting delivering solutions to the world’s biggest brands. He works with Fortune 1000 companies on multi-million dollar projects that often impact hundreds of thousands of users. He’s worked across many industries with most of his experience in digital marketing and healthcare. With a consistent emphasis in artificial intelligence, he’s earned multiple computer science and cognitive science degrees from top ranking institutions. His current focus is in machine learning, natural language processing, and conversational interfaces. .

Blog: http://www.paulprae.com
twitter: @praeducer
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulprae


Brad Orluk (Nintex)

Brad is a Nintex Technical Evangelist with over 10 years of IT architecture, administration and sales experience. As an Information Architect at a Fortune 500, he has worked on business and IT process improvement and automation on a variety of real world global projects and productivity initiatives. Brad’s unique, technical yet business focused, background gives him the ability to help users leverage technology to drive value to their businesses.

Blog: https://www.bradorluk.com
twitter: @BradOrluk
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradorluk


Ian Philpot (Microsoft)

Ian Philpot is a Sr. Technical Evangelist and former engineer at Microsoft who specializes in Azure Development. For the past five years he’s been working with various Product Group helping to ensure their customers’ expectations are exceeded. Ian has been involved with events such as 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, 2014 FIFA world Cup, and most recently the Super Bowl XLIX. Ian is a Software Engineer with more than ten years of experience in full life-cycle development, including analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance of application software in web-based environment, distributed N-tier architecture, and client/server architecture.

blog: http://devian.co
twitter: @ianphilpot
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ianphilpot

jared Jared Rhodes (Fusethru Inc)

Jared is a leader in IoT technology in the South East. Currently working on the Fuseworks technology with Fusethru, Jared is trying to make remote asset monitoring integration for embedded developers as easy as possible.

twitter: @qimata
blog: http:://qimata.com

taylorTaylor Riggan (iVision, Inc.)

Taylor is Chief Architect for iVision, Inc. in Atlanta, GA. iVision is a full stack consultancy handling all aspects of IT infrastructure and custom application development for customers in all business verticals. Taylor has 18 years of experience in the areas of IT along with experience in embedded systems design and the “Internet of Things” movement. He has a degree in Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech with an emphasis on embedded systems and microprocessing. While not working, Taylor enjoys spending time with his family, launching high-power sport rockets, and 3D printing.

blog: www.wearabletoaster.com
twitter: @triggan
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/triggan

ritJohn Ritsema (Turner)

Husband, father, mountain biker, musician, software developer, architect, cloud, containers, devops, open source, making computers do awesome things

twitter: @jritsema

b9wdekijb6uftiwsb71d_400x400Scott Shearer (Haystax Technology)

Scott Shearer is a SharePoint evangelist and developer with Haystax Technology in McLean, VA. Scott has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry implementing Microsoft products and technologies. He has held positions ranging from systems administrator to developer to trainer. Scott has held the MCSE, MCSD, MCDBA and MCT certifications. Currently, he is a SharePoint consultant providing innovative and cost effective solutions leveraging out of the box functionality. Scott is also known for mentoring and training site collection administrators and frequently conducts SharePoint overview sessions for end users. He is a frequent SharePoint Saturday speaker and has presented at SPTechCon and SharePoint Fest.

twitter: @ScottJShearer


Doug Turnure (Microsoft)

Doug Turnure is a Developer Solution Specialist with Microsoft, focusing on helping companies shift their thinking from traditional software development to modern practices and the associated solutions that will get them there. As a part of that, Doug enjoys mentoring, strategic messaging, and evangelism, and occasionally writes articles, or wanders into a conference to do a session or two.

Blog: www.aggelos.com
twitter: @dougt
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dougturnure

dougDoug Ware (InstantQuick)

Doug Ware is a software development consultant, author, and trainer in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the owner of InstantQuick, http://www.instantquick.com, and is an Office Servers and Services MVP. Areas of focus include cloud architecture, SharePoint and Office development, and full stack web development.

Doug is a longtime leader in the Atlanta technical community and helps plan and operate various events each year including the Atlanta Code Camp, SharePoint Saturday Atlanta, and Cloud Saturday Atlanta.

blog: http://www.instantquick.com/index.php/blog
twitter: @DougWare
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglastware

fabianheadshotwmvp1Fabian Williams (K2)

FABIAN WILLIAMS is a Microsoft Office Server and Services, Visual Studio Development MVP, as well as a Xamarin MVP. He works as a SharePoint Architect at Planet Technologies, Inc. in the Federal Information Worker Practice. His work with the SharePoint product line dates back to the 2003 release. Fabian holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Information System “Magna-Cum-Laude” from Strayer University, Washington D.C. and his Masters in Computer Information Technology studies at the Johns Hopkins University Carey School for Business in Columbia, Maryland. He holds the following Microsoft Certifications MCSE, MCSD and MCDBA.

blog: http://www.fabiangwilliams.com
twitter: @fabianwilliams