SCU 2016 Presenters

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Below is a list of all confirmed presenters lined up for SCU 2016. Based on all the talent, we feel this year will be the best yet!

Jeremy Winter, Partner, Director of Program Management , Microsoft
Jeremy Winter Partner, Director of Program Management responsible for the System Center portfolio within the Enterprise Cloud division at Microsoft. Jeremy is a 17-year veteran of Microsoft who has hands-on knowledge running large-scale services such as Hotmail Operations and brings many years of experience in the IT management space. He and his teams build modern management solutions delivered within the datacenter and from the cloud.
Session: Keynote
Johan Arwidmark, Chief Technical Architect, Knowledge Factory - Microsoft MVP
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, TechEd, and Ignite around the world. He is also actively involved in communities like and, and he has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for more than 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: Windows Deployment, Enterprise Management, ConfigMgr, MDT, WinPE, USMT, ADK and WDS.
Session: Windows 10 Deployment- Expert Level
Kent Agerlund. Chief Technical Architect, Coretech Global (Microsoft MVP)
Kent Agerlund works as a consultant; author, trainer and event speaker specializing in System Center Solutions at Coretech Global. Kent frequently speaks at conferences like SCU, Ignite, MMS, NIC, IT/Dev connections 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 Enterprise mobility Management. On stage Kent is known for mixing “Real World” scenarios into his presentation with lots of demos.
Session: What’s New in Configuration Manager vNext: How Do you Migrate – Notes from the field
Lee Berg, Senior Systems Engineer, Concurrency - Microsoft MVP
Lee is a Senior Systems Engineer (Consultant) at Concurrency and a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, his focus is around Microsoft System Center, Cloud, and Microsoft IoT Suite.
Session: Provisioning a Microsoft Azure IoT Suite Connected Device
Cameron Fuller, Principal Consultant, Catapult Systems - Microsoft MVP
Cameron Fuller, System Center MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management and Veeam Vanguard, is a principal consultant for Catapult Systems and serves as their Corporate Practice Lead for System Center. He has 20 years of infrastructure experience, focused on management solutions. Cameron coauthored a number of System Center books, routinely contributes technical articles to popular Windows magazines, and maintains a highly technical blog. Additionally, you can find Cameron as a speaker at conferences like System Center Universe and the Midwest Management Summit!
Session: It's Time to Launch
Matthew Dowst, Service Manager Corporate Practice Lead, Catapult Systems
Matthew Dowst is the Service Manager Corporate Practice Lead for Catapult Systems, with over 10 years of experience in IT management and consulting. He is passionate about automation, utilizing System Center Orchestrator, Service Management Automation, Azure Automation, and PowerShell. He has earned a MCSE certification in Microsoft’s Private Cloud technologies, as well as numerous Microsoft MCTIP certifications, and ITIL v3 Foundation. Matthew resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and is the head coordinator for the DFW System Management User Group.
Session: Moving from Orchestrator to Azure Automation
Duncan McAlynn, Senior Solutions Specialist, Heat Software
As a nearly 20-year veteran of Information Technology with a laser focus on Systems Management, Duncan McAlynn, is a driven and passionate IT professional. He is a contributing author/editor to several books, magazine publications, and websites as well as a popular presenter at many Microsoft events. These activities have led to him receiving the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for six consecutive years.

While his experience includes many facets of Microsoft technologies, over the span of his career, his exclusive focus on the Microsoft System Center suite and supporting infrastructure technologies has led him to become a globally recognized authority on the subject matter, going back to the days of SMS 1.2 beta (circa 1996).
Session: The Other 85%: Patching 3rd Party Apps in SCCM
Wally Mead, Pricipal Program Manager, Cireson
Wally is a Principal Program Manager at Cireson. He works in the Partner and Community Enablement (PACE) team, which helps prepare Cireson partners to be successful with the Cireson products. He also focuses on the improvement and development of products, and drives further innovation between Configuration Manager and Cireson apps.

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.
Session: What’s New in System Center Configuration Manager
Symon Perriman, Vice President of Business Development, 5nine Software - Microsoft MVP
Symon Perriman is 5nine Software’s VP of Business Development and a Hyper-V MVP. 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). As one of Microsoft’s most recognized faces, Symon has trained millions of IT Professionals, holds several patents and dozens of industry certifications, and in 2013 he co-authored "Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 for IT Professionals" (Microsoft Press). He also serves as a technical advisor for several startups, including System Center solutions provider ScorchCenter LLC.
Session: Hyper-V-Availability Best Practices with Failover Clustering
Steve Rachui, Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft
Steven has supported System Center products at Microsoft for 17 years and currently works in the premier field engineering group. He hosts a popular System Center blog, has served as an author and technical editor for several System Center books and has been an active community speaker for years. He is a sought after resource and has traveled extensively within the US and internationally helping customers learn and better make use of System Center technology.
Session: Microsoft Intune- Standalone or Hybrid- Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks
Chris Ross, Managing Partner and Product Owner, Cireson - Microsoft
Chris is a four-time recipient of the elite Microsoft "Most Valuable Professionals" award for Cloud and Data Center Management, and has also been recognized for making significant contributions to the System Center community. As a Managing Partner and Product Owner for Cireson, Chris is responsible for many of the products and technologies Cireson has brought to market.
Session: 35 Minutes to Integration Enlightenment
Jason Sandys, Principal Consultant, Catapult Systems - Microsoft MVP
Jason Sandys, Enterprise and Client Management MVP, is a Principal Consultant for Catapult Systems LLC, with 20 years of experience in a wide range of technologies, environments, and industries and extensive knowledge in implementing and supporting all things SMS and Configuration Manager beginning with SMS 2.0. He is a co-author for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Unleashed (Sams, 2014) and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed (Sams, 2014), a contributing author to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Unleashed (Sams, 2009), and is a frequent presenter at Microsoft events, as well as various other events and user-groups worldwide. Jason blogs at and is active in the online support community.
Session: Software Updates by Example
John Savill, Windows Technical Specialist, SavillTech - Microsoft MVP
John Savill is a Windows technical specialist, an 11-time MVP, Windows and Azure certified. 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
Session: Top Ten Windows Server 2016 Features
Rod Trent, Engagement, Education and Conference Director, Penton
Rod Trent is the Engagement, Education, and Conference Director for Penton. 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. 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 (@rodtrent)
Rod will serve as SCU's social media evangelist.
Dieter Wijckmans, Managing Consultant, Coretech - Microsoft MVP
Dieter has been active in the IT industry for over 10 years, 12 of which he was a freelance consultant. He recently received an MVP award for System Center Cloud and Data management.

Dieter currently works at Coretech Benelux as managing 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 Sysctr 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.
Session: OMG I can Monitor Everything with OMS!
Roman Yuferev, Manageability Evangilist, VIAcode Company
Roman Yuferev is a Manageability Evangelist in VIAcode Company. He leads team of high professional engineers focused on state-of-the-art manageability solutions and services based on Microsoft system management products like OMS, System Center Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager and Orchestrator.
Session: Monitoring of the SQL Server with System Center – more than SQL MP
Pete Zerger, Author and Speaker, Principal Program Manager, Cireson - Microsoft MVP
Pete Zerger is an author, speaker, and 10-time Microsoft MVP, focusing on hybrid cloud design, management and data center automation solutions. Pete has presented at popular technical conferences around the world including MS Ignite, TechEd and System Center Universe. He has authored many technical whitepapers and is co-author of several books, including both the Orchestrator Unleashed and Operations Manager Unleashed titles from Sams Publishing. Pete is a Principal Program Manager at Cireson.
Session: Moving from Orchestrator to Azure Automation
Meaghan McKeown, Director of SVM product line, North America, Flexera Software
Meaghan has been with Secunia (recently acquired by Flexera Software) for over 6 years, and is currently the Director of North America, overseeing business development and the commercial team. She has been working in IT security since 2009, working in both Copenhagen, Denmark at former Secunia’s headquarters, in Minneapolis, MN to help open the first US office, and now in Chicago, IL with Flexera. She graduating 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.
Session: Windows 10: Managing Applications and Security for a Successful Transition
Ken Hilker, Senior Product Manager, Flexera Software
Ken Hilker is the Senior Product Manager for Flexera's InstallShield and AdminStudio solutions. He has over a dozen years of installation experience, having worked with both software vendors and enterprise consumers of software. Ken has previously served as a consultant, enterprise application readiness team leader, and sales engineer.
Session: Windows 10: Managing Applications and Security for a Successful Transition
Mike Resseler, Product Strategy Specialist, Veeam (Microsoft MVP)
Mike Resseler is a Product Strategy Specialist for Veeam. Mike is focused on technologies around Hyper-V and System Center. With years of experience in the field he presents on many occasions on large events such as MMS, TechEd and TechDays. Mike has been an awarded the MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management since 2010 and received the Hyper-V MVP since 2014. His major hobby is discussing and developing solid Disaster Recovery scenarios. In addition, Mike has enterprise-class experience in Private Cloud architecture, deployment with marked focus on protection from the bottom to the top. He holds certifications in many Microsoft Technologies such as MCITP. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeResseler or @Veeam
Session: How to travel in Time with the Veeam Management Pack
Gary Walker, Director of Customer Experience, Adaptiva
Gary specializes in very large scale enterprise systems management infrastructures. He has helped design, model, and implement SCCM 2012 architectures for some of the most respected Fortune 500 companies in the world. Gary’s involvement with Microsoft’s systems management platforms goes back more than two decades, to the SMS 1.0 beta days. Before that, he was involved with a broad range of hard core networking and IT functional areas in medium and large enterprises.
Session: Mastering Visibility and Control in the New SCCM and Windows 10 OSD