As executive vice president of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group, Scott Guthrie is responsible for the company’s cloud infrastructure, server, database, CRM, ERP, management and development tools businesses. His engineering team builds Microsoft Azure, Windows Server, SQL Server, Microsoft Dynamics, Active Directory, System Center, Visual Studio and .NET.
Prior to leading the Cloud and Enterprise Group, Guthrie helped lead Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s public cloud platform. Since joining the company in 1997, he has made critical contributions to many of Microsoft’s key cloud, server and development technologies and was one of the original founders of the .NET project. Guthrie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Duke University. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.
Now with more than 25 years of deep experience in a vast array of live events, Scott Cate can claim that he has moved more than a million attendees through thousands of various event venues. Literally from large scale, tier-one events that hosted north of 20,000 attendees and right down to intimate one-on-one executive meetings and gatherings - Scott has done it all.
As co-founder of EventDay, Scott, his team and one-of-a-kind set of software tools focuses on making your event a worry-free great event. Many of the successes that Scott’s customers enjoy are easily attributed to his unique perspective and features that equip event owners and managers including identifying traffic patterns, focusing on attendee satisfaction and driving positive financials. These are just a few brief strengths that Scott brings to the event industry.
As a Sr. Cloud Architect for Microsoft, Rob helps MS partners implement epic apps on Azure. Rob has over 20 years of experience in IT and has acted in senior IT leadership, as an architect, a developer and as an evangelist.
Ed Charbeneau is a web enthusiast, speaker, writer, design admirer, and Developer Advocate for Progress on Telerik DevCraft. He has designed and developed web based applications for business, manufacturing, systems integration as well as customer facing websites. Ed enjoys geeking out to cool new tech, brainstorming about future technology, and admiring great design
Ernest C. Garcia, is a founder of Carvana and has served as its chief executive officer since inception in 2012. Prior to founding Carvana, Mr. Garcia was treasurer and director of quantitative analytics at DriveTime Automotive Group, Inc. In his role as treasurer, Mr. Garcia led the firm through several billion dollars in asset-backed and other corporate financings. As director of quantitative analytics, Mr. Garcia was responsible for the firm’s ongoing development of consumer credit scoring models, and its utilization of those tools in retail vehicle sales, deal structuring, and vehicle price optimization. Prior to DriveTime, Mr. Garcia was an associate in the Principal Transactions Group at RBS Greenwich Capital, where he focused on consumer credit based investments. Mr. Garcia holds a B.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
A Developer Evangelist for Microsoft in Colorado, Jerry teaches and speaks on Mobility and Enterprise development. He started his career delivering data-centric solutions while “database developer” was still a novel term. He received a civilian Naval Commendation for security work, preceding his work for the startup that became Microsoft Dynamics. For two decades now, Jerry has built solutions and taught design patterns and UX best practices to thousands of developers around the world. Jerry spends the bulk of his free time teaching his three daughters Star Trek character backstories and episode plots.
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