Hi friends, just a casual reflective post from me. Within the data platform community you get to meet so many great people who are true experts in their respective fields. This made me wonder how many people are still out there that are truly the most valuable professionals? These people might be valuable to their … Continue reading Are you an MVP in the making?
Today marks another milestone in my career as I leave Adatis after a really excellent 18 months and start my next challenge with Altius. Through our brilliant data platform community, my growing reputation has given me the privilege of choosing my next employer. Something that I feel incredibly humbled by, as I have been approached … Continue reading Another Career Milestone – Joining Altius
This week saw the return of Microsoft's Future Decoded event at London's ExCel. It was my third time at this two-day exhibitor backed event and it certainly won't be my last. As a Data Platform person it's always great attending conferences for all things under the Microsoft umbrella, not just data, it's a real eye … Continue reading Future Decoded 2018 – My Quick Review
Having only been honoured with my Data Platform MVP award in July 2017 this March was my first MVP Summit. For me, this is the reward for all the hard work and community contributions throughout the year and beyond. It’s an opportunity to rub shoulders (drink beer) with the Microsoft product teams, engineers and group … Continue reading My First MVP Summit
The English Version It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing my departure from Purple Frog Systems. It has been just shy of 2 wonderful years with the Shropshire based company, but it is now time to move on to pastures new. I joined Purple Frog Systems in March 2016 following an intense … Continue reading Moving On
If you've ever seen me at a community event you'll probably know that I like to warm up the crowd by playing the Azure Icon Game (as I've named it). When moving round Microsoft cloud platform portal you will be greeted my many graphics, some are obvious, some are strange, others are a bit random! … Continue reading The Azure Icon Game v2
A lot can change in a year. This has been especially true for me and my involvement in the Microsoft data platform community. The evidence for the point comes in the form of my PASS Summit lanyard/badges. At the 2016 event I was a humble attendee visiting Seattle and the conference for the first time, … Continue reading The Data Platform Community – 1 Year On