SCU 2015 Presenters

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Below is a list of all confirmed presenters lined up for SCU 2015. Based on all the talent, we feel this year will be the best yet!

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.

As a part of this organization’s ambitious charter, Brad leads the effort to enable enterprises to be productive on the devices they love, while keeping the company secure.

Since joining Microsoft in 2003, Anderson has had many significant accomplishments, such as functioning as the Corporate Vice President of Program Management for the Windows Server & System Center business, leading the System Center product team on a path of continual growth in market share, and supporting the innovation of virtualized and online management technologies.
Wally is a Principal Program Manager at Cireson. He currently focuses on the improvement and development of products, and drives further innovation between Configuration Manager and Cireson apps. He also consults on Configuration Manager as a key part of the Cireson team.

In addition, Wally continues to provide education for the community through presenting webinars, speaking at conferences (such as TechEd, System Center Universe, Midwest Management Summit), and conducting training courses, as well as assisting the community on the Microsoft TechNet forums.
Anders Bengtsson is a Microsoft Principal PFE focused on System Center and Microsoft CloudOS. Last year Anders was involved in a number of projects around building dynamic data centers and automated self-service solutions. Anders has written a number of System Center training courses and workshops, including the Service Manager and Operations Manager advanced courses for Microsoft Learning. Anders is author of the "Orchestrator Unleashed" book and the "Service Manager Unleashed" book.

Before joining Microsoft, Anders was a Microsoft MVP from 2007-2010 for his work in the System Center community, including more than 10,000 posts in news groups and forums. Anders has presented and worked at numerous Microsoft conferences and events, including Microsoft TechDays, Microsoft Management Summit and Microsoft TechEd.
Cameron is an author, speaker, Microsoft MVP (Cloud and Datacenter Management), principal consultant and Corporate Practice Lead for Catapult Systems. Cameron has coauthored on four of the Operations Manager Unleashed series (including System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed (Sams, 2013), contributed to System Center Operations Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2009) and written articles for Windows IT Professional and TechNet magazines. Cameron blogs about infrastructure topics including System Center Operations Manager, the Cloud, virtualization and consulting.
Chris Henley is a Product Strategy Specialist at Veeam with a focus on technologies related to Windows Server and Microsoft Hyper-V. He is a published author and, as a regular speaker at user groups and major technology conferences around the world, he knows and understands what customers need.

A self-described “nerd,” Chris has a fun and energetic style of communication and loves to engage others in conversations about what technology can do. He is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP). Follow Chris on Twitter at @NerdlyLikeThat, @HyperVBear or @Veeam.
Dieter is in his early 30s and is a big fan of technology. He recently received an MVP award 2014 for System Center Cloud and Data management. He’s been active in the IT industry for over 10 years, 12 of which as a freelance consultant.

As an ITIL certified professional he mainly helps companies streamline their processes and use the right tools to support these processes. He’s an experienced helpdesk migrator and helpdesk team leader and therefore knows which challenges big companies are confronted with when they adapt their processes to support their activities and more efficiently organize the work of their support staff.

His main focus is on System Center Operations Manager and System Center Service Manager, but he's also well acquainted with the other products of the System Center suite and other technologies.

He's an active member in his local System Center community and a board member of System Center User Group Belgium. He’s always trying to find the right balance between manageability and practical relevance. His motto illustrates his way of working: Don't overthink it... It's doing common things uncommonly well that brings success.
Greg’s professional focus over the last 20+ years has been building technology partnerships, opening pathways to markets, and helping to grow software companies. His broad base of technology experience in the areas of IT asset management, business intelligence, predictive analytics, and infrastructure management, provide a foundation to identify partnership and market opportunities within the Microsoft System Center and Core Infrastructure space.
Jason Sandys, ConfigMgr MVP, is currently a Technology Evangelist and Principal Consultant for Catapult Systems Inc, and has nearly 20 years of experience in a wide range of technologies, environments, and industries with extensive knowledge in implementing and supporting all things SMS and Configuration Manager beginning with SMS 2.0. Jason is also active in the online support community, is a co-author of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed (Sams 2012), was a contributing author to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2009), and is a frequent presenter at Microsoft TechEd, MMS, and various nation-wide user-groups.
As a Senior Lead Consultant at Catapult Systems, Joe Kuster (MCITP, MCTS) helps his clients navigate the diverse world of System Center and Enterprise Mobility Suite to answer the rapidly changing needs of corporate IT. Joe currently focuses on Intune, Azure RMS, Azure AD Premium, Azure RemoteApp, and Configuration Manager and has over 20 years’ experience as a technical trainer, presenter, project manager, and implementer. He is actively involved in local user groups and conducting Enterprise Mobility Suite demos for clients across the US.
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 ten 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.
John Savill is a Windows technical specialist, an 11-time MVP, and an MCSE for Private Cloud and Server Infrastructure 2012. He's also ITIL certified and a CISSP. John is the author of the popular FAQ for Windows and a senior contributing editor to Windows IT Pro, as well as the author of Microsoft Virtualization Secrets (Wiley) and Mastering Hyper-V 2012 R2 with System Center and Azure (Wiley). John's blog is available at Savilltech.com.
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 System Center Configuration Manager. On stage Kent is known for mixing "Real World" scenarios into his presentation with lots of demos.
Kirk Munro is a Technical Product Manager at Provance Technologies, where he is helping build the next generation of Provance's flagship IT Asset Management product. He is also a 7-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) award for his involvement in the PowerShell community. For the past 8 years, Kirk has focused almost all of his time on PowerShell and PowerShell solutions, including managing popular products such as PowerGUI, PowerWF and PowerSE. It is through this work he became known as the world's first self-proclaimed Poshoholic. Outside of work these days Kirk is returning to his software developer roots, spending a lot of time building DevOps solutions, learning mobile technologies like Xamarin and Ruby on Rails, and taking courses on Coursera or edX whenever he can make the time to do so.
Maarten Goet has been a System Center Cloud and Datacenter MVP for six years and is a well-known speaker at leading industry events such as the Microsoft Management Summit, Microsoft Teched in the US and Europe, and Microsoft Techdays in Europe and Asia. In his day job, Maarten assists enterprise customers envision and build their Private Clouds based on Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center. In the last 12 months, Maarten has been specializing in Windows Azure and helping out customers deploying Hybrid clouds. He contributed to various System Center books and was co-founder of systemcentercentral.com He runs the dutch System Center User Group and founded authoringfriday.com to help build a community around authoring System Center packs.
Marc van Eijk is a Microsoft Azure MVP. With a strong background on fabric components and vital management features, Marc embraced the Cloud OS vision from day one. He works with many Service Providers and Enterprise Organizations, extending their datacenters into hybrid clouds with Microsoft Azure and Azure Pack. His experiences from real life deployments are shared by speaking at regional and international events.

Marc has an active role in the Dutch hyper-v community. He blogs for hyper-v.nu that has profiled itself around the Cloud OS and is well-known for in-depth Azure Pack and fabric components.
Matt Hester is a Senior Information Technology Professional Evangelist for Microsoft. Matt has been involved in the IT Pro community for over 20 years. Matt is a skilled and experienced evangelist presenting to audiences nationally and internationally. Prior to joining Microsoft Matt was a highly successful Microsoft Certified Trainer for over 8 years. After joining Microsoft, Matt has continued to be heavily involved in IT Pro community as an IT Pro Evangelist. In his role at Microsoft Matt has presented to audiences in excess of 5000 and as small as 10. Matt has written 4 articles for TechNet magazine. In addition Matt has published 3 books: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference (Sybex), Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0 (Sybex), Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Administration Instant Reference (Sybex).
Meaghan has been with Secunia since 2009, and is currently the Director of North America. She started at the Secunia headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, and moved to Minneapolis, MN in January 2013 to help launch the first North American office. Prior to Secunia, Meaghan conducted project management and sales within the media industry. She graduated from American University in Washington DC with a Bachelors in BA - Economics of Developing Countries, and completed an Executive MBA at Copenhagen’s AVT Business school in 2012.
Pete is a consultant, author, speaker and Microsoft MVP focusing on System Center management, private cloud and data center automation solutions. He is a frequent speaker at Microsoft conferences and has written articles for a variety technical magazines including Microsoft TechNet.

He was a contributing author on several books, including Opalis 6.3 Unleashed and the upcoming System Center Orchestrator 2012 Unleashed. He also contributed to Operations Manager 2012 Unleashed and the PowerShell 2.0 Bible.

Pete is also the co-founder of SystemCenterCentral.com a popular web community providing information, news and support for System Center Technologies. In 2008, Pete founded the System Center Virtual User Group, a group dedicated to sharing System Center knowledge with users around the world.
A Practice Leader at in VIAcode Consulting, Roman Yuferev has more than 10 years of experience driving IT management solutions. He leads the IT Management practice at VIAcode and creates improved monitoring, integration and Big Data solutions for customers. A System Center enthusiast and monitoring evangelist, Roman has spoken at several international software conferences including Microsoft TechEd and Microsoft Management Summit.
Symon Perriman joined 5nine Software in early 2015 as their VP of Business Development and Marketing. Previously he was Microsoft's Senior Technical Evangelist and worldwide technical lead covering Virtualization (Hyper-V), Infrastructure (Windows Server), Management (System Center) and Cloud (Microsoft Azure). During his four years as an evangelist, Symon trained millions of IT Professionals, received several patents and dozens of industry certifications, and in 2013 he co-authored "Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 for IT Professionals" (Microsoft Press).

Symon started working at Microsoft in 2006, designing high-availability and virtualization technologies for the Windows Server engineering team for four years, and first started working in the technology industry in 2002. He graduated from Duke University with degrees in Computer Science, Economics and Film & Digital Studies, and also serves as a technical advisor for several startups, including System Center solutions provider ScorchCenter LLC.
Travis Wright is currently leading the product development efforts at Cireson, an industry-leading software + services company specializing in Microsoft System Center. Travis spent 11 years at Microsoft as a Principal Program Manager innovating and managing the development of System Center, especially Operations Manager and Service Manager. Heavily engaged in the System Center community, Travis can be found on System Center forums, writing blogs posts and books, and speaking at major industry events.
Rod Trent is the Senior Executive Editor for Penton Technology's Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, Share Point Pro, Dev Pro Connections and myITforum.com. He is a leading expert on Microsoft System Center and Cloud technologies and has more than 25 years of IT experience. Rod has written many books, thousands of articles, and speaks at various conferences and user groups. His professional focus is evangelizing technical community on the web and in person. Rod was a Microsoft MVP for 10 years and is a charter member of the Dell TechCenter Rockstar program. He's an avid gadget fan, a die-hard old television show and cartoon buff, a health and exercise freak, and comic book aficionado. Follow Rod on Twitter.