Michael Collier

Robin E. Shahan is a Microsoft Azure MVP with over 25 years of experience developing complex, business-critical applications for Fortune 100 companies. As the VP of Technology for the startup GoldMail (DBA PointAcross), she re-architected their entire infrastructure and migrated it to Microsoft Azure, reducing their costs by 90%. Robin is the President of Nightbird Consulting, focusing on helping companies architect and develop scalable and efficient solutions utilizing the Azure platform.

Robin regularly speaks about Microsoft Azure at various .NET User Groups and Code Camps and runs the San Francisco Azure meetup. She can be found on Twitter as @RobinDotNet, and you can read her articles about Microsoft Azure (and other subjects) at http://robindotnet.wordpress.com.

Michael S. Collier is a five-time Microsoft Azure MVP and most recently served as a Principal Cloud Architect with Aditi Technologies. He has over 13 years of experience with various consulting and technology firms where he was instrumental in leading and developing solutions for a wide range of clients. He has a vast amount of experience in helping companies determine the best strategy for adopting cloud computing, and providing the insight and hands-on experience to ensure they are successful. Michael is also a respected technology community leader and is often found sharing his Microsoft Azure insights and experiences at regional and national conferences. You can follow Michael’s experiences with Azure on his blog at http://www.michaelscollier.com and on Twitter at @MichaelCollier.

Michael lives in Marysville, Ohio. He is a 2003 graduate of The Ohio State University and is a passionate Buckeyes fan. Michael is also an avid golfer, although golf doesn’t always like him.