I am a trusted advisor and software architect with more than 20 years of professional experience in creating enterprise software solutions. A long time has passed since my first steps in software development – I’ve got my Sinclair ZX Spectrum in my early teens, when I was learning programming with Sinclair Basic and Z80 assembler. My first professional, business-suitable software solution, I have built back in 1991, using Borland Turbo C 2.0, on a Intel 80286 based computer with a Hercules graphic card.
A lot of things have changed since then – new technologies, new development techniques, new paradigms – but, one thing has remained unchanged: during all this time, my passion was, and still is, crafting software solutions that make users’ life easier.
I first met SharePoint (and Microsoft CMS server) back in 2002, and since 2006 his focus was completely shifted towards architecture and development of solutions based on the SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure, working both at consulting and ISV sides, but also closely with Microsoft on customers’ side, evaluating existing solutions. I am an internationally recognized speaker with over 15 years of speaker experience, speaking at various Microsoft and community events worldwide.
I was first awarded my first Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award back in 2011 for SharePoint Server category. In the meantime, I am one of the first MVPs to be awarded in multiple categories – Office Servers and Services and Office Development.
Besides over two decades of experience in consulting, advisory, software development and architecture, I am also a certified Professional Scrum Master (PSM), with a longstanding experience in agile project management.
I work as Director Product Technology for Switzerland-based ISV skybow AG. We are building solution accelerators for rapid business solution development on top of SharePoint and Office 365 platforms. More about my work at skybow can be found here.