Marcel de Vries
Marcel spends most of his time helping organizations build Enterprise Applications and implementing Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) practices and tooling. Marcel works for a new start-up company called Xpirit that provides premium consulting services on ALM, Cloud, enterprise mobility and Security. His job title there is Chief Technical Manager (CTO). As CTO Marcel spends most of his time looking at how new emerging technologies can help organizations build better quality software and do this is a more productive way. Marcel has a passion for learning new technologies and teaching the things he learned on the way when applying technology to solve business problems. Marcel works as a consultant in the field of Application Lifecycle Management, Cloud application architectures and Cross platform Enterprise Mobile app development. Marcel writes for websites and magazines like: MSDN, The Architecture journal and local magazines like SDN Magazine. Marcel is a frequent speaker at industry conferences like Microsoft TechDays, Visual Studio Live!, Microsoft Tech Ed and local user group events. Marcel also spends a lot of time teaching topics like Visual Studio ALM, Windows Workflow Foundation, Xamarin Mobile app development and Web development. In his spare time he is also an authors of online courses at Pluralsight. Marcel is awarded by Microsoft the Microsoft ALM MVP award and is also a Microsoft Regional Director.