The aim of the MAUG is to bring the I.T. community within the Midlands (Birmingham and surrounding areas) together to learn and discuss the Microsoft Azure platform.
The group is community driven delivering the type of content, speakers and experiences that the I.T. community in the above areas want. The group is open to developers, architects, consultants, engineers and enthusiasts.
Participating in MAUG meetups has a number of benefits:
• Learn best practices and optimal use of Microsoft’s Azure platform
• Get answers, advice, tips and suggestions from peers
• Gain insights into what others are doing within Microsoft Azure
18:00 - 18:30 Meet and Greet
18:30 - 19:15 The Microsoft IoT Story
19:15 - 19:45 Beer and Pizza
19:45 - 20:30 tbc
20:30 - 20:45 Azure Quiz
20:45 - 21:00 Open Q&A
The Microsoft IoT Story
Richard Jones - Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect (Data Services and IoT)
Richard has been working in IT and delivering solutions with Microsoft technologies since 1995.
He has over 12 years' experience in Architect roles for Systems Integrators and Microsoft Consulting Services. During his career he has worked with many industries including Retail, Recruitment, Defence, Finance, Manufacturing, Maritime, Electronics and Central Government.
Richard has delivered solutions across Application Development, Infrastructure, Collaboration, Enterprise Content Management, Identity & Security, Business Intelligence, IoT & Advanced Analytics.
He now assists Microsoft's customers and partners in delivering IoT led Business Transformation, architecting solutions all the way from the 'Intelligent edge' into the 'Intelligent Cloud'