Colour Headshot for TechUG community speaker Mike Stephenson, Cloud Integration Architect

Michael Stephenson, Cloud & Integration Architect, Connected Systems Consulting

Michael Stephenson is a Freelance Cloud Specialist and Architect with a strong background of years working in Enterprise Integration environments. Michael has been a Microsoft MVP for 10 years for technologies such as BizTalk and Microsoft Azure.

Experience wise Michael has been fortunate enough to be the lead for the Azure adoption at two companies who made major investments in the Microsoft Cloud and has many years in the maturity from first steps to the cloud right through the maturity model to effective use of the cloud being a significant business differentiator.

Michael has worked in a number of industries including Finance, Healthcare, Higher Education and SME among others. His work in Higher Education was widely recognised by Microsoft and lead to him showcasing a customer case study in the keynote of the UCISA conference a few years ago.

Michael has also worked with customers in many countries including UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Denmark, China, USA helping companies adopt the Microsoft cloud. Michael likes the combination of small engagements providing quality assurance to companies where they occasionally need some external support right through to big projects with complex enteprise integration and cloud scenarios.

Michael is also heavily involved in community activities with regular event speaking and blogging alongside writing the Integration Playbook and acting as a host/organiser for Integration Monday.
Michael is also an author for Pluralsight having produced a very popular courses on .net and RabbitMQ.

Mikes other achievements include:

– Microsoft Azure Integration MVP 2012 – Present
– Microsoft BizTalk MVP 2008 – 2012
– Microsoft Connected Technologies Advisors
– Microsoft Business Platform Advisors
– Microsoft Windows Azure Advisors
– Microsoft Azure Insiders

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