I’m humbled and excited to announce that I have been renewed by Microsoft as a Microsoft MVP for the 10th consecutive year.
My journey to becoming an MVP first started writing technical blog articles, answering questions in technical discussion forums, and supporting the local community in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) about 15 years ago by going to local user groups and sharing my knowledge in the Microsoft technology Collaboration, Business Process Flow, Integration and Records & Document Management space.
This knowledge was gathered by developing the architecture and implementing many enterprise solutions for fortune 500 companies in Canada and the US. At that stage of my career, this experience was gained when I worked for some amazing consulting companies in Seattle, Los Angeles and most Toronto (as well as the leaders and other consultants I met at these companies).
Fast forward to today, I have had some great accomplishments including:
- Understanding how to implement large scale Microsoft technology centered enterprise solutions that have complex (non-Microsoft technology) integration requirements
- Understanding the Microsoft technology consulting world, hand in hand with the various implementation methodologies needed to support clients and succeed in projects
- Leading large teams and projects
- Ensuring my clients satisfaction at whatever the cost
- and eventually co-founding my own Microsoft Cloud focused company (Creospark)
All throughout this journey, being a Microsoft MVP has helped open doors to become an expert in the technologies I deal with on a day to day basis (Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint Online, Power Platform) and those emerging technologies that are going to be released soon (like Project Cortex). It has also helped me form working and personal relationships with many people who I would never have known if I wasn’t part of the program such as the Microsoft MVP program team leads, Microsoft Product / Partner / Marketing / Engineering teams, and most importantly other past and present MVP’s who are now some of my closest friends.
Looking forward to many more years to come!