Ike Ellis

Zoiner Tejada is a founder and CEO of Solliance, a Microsoft Azure MVP, and a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Analytics. Additionally, he has been awarded the Azure Elite and Azure Insider status by Microsoft. Zoiner is passionate about the business of software and tackling innovative areas in software development that range from cloud computing, modern websites, graphics programming, networking, NoSQL/NewSQL distributed databases, scientific computing, digital privacy, and that side of security that involves thinking like hacker.

Zoiner has over 15 years of consulting experience, providing strategic, architectural, and implementation guidance to an array of enterprises and start-ups, all leveraging cutting-edge technologies. He enjoys engaging the greater community by speaking at conferences and user group meetings and by extending his reach through his online courses and published books. Zoiner has earned MCSD certification and has a degree in computer science from Stanford University. You can reach Zoiner at zoinertejada@solialiance.net.

Michele Leroux Bustamante is a founder and CIO of Solliance (solliance.net), the founder of Snapboard.com, a Microsoft Regional Director, and a Microsoft Azure MVP. Additionally, she has been awarded Azure Elite and Azure Insider status and the ASP.NET Insider designation. Michele is a thought leader recognized in many fields, including software architecture and design, identity and access management, cloud computing technologies, security and compliance, and DevOps. During the past 20 years, Michele has held senior executive positions at several corporations, has assembled software development teams and implemented processes for all aspects of the software development lifecycle, and has facilitated numerous successful large-scale enterprise application deployments.

Michele has also been active in the start-up community, bringing a keen understanding of the technical and business needs of a startup. At Solliance, she provides “Start-up Architect” services for activities such as guiding Minimum Viable Product design and delivery, providing necessary preparations to secure funding events, and offering overall advice and guidance to select start-ups.

Michele shares her experiences through presentations and keynote addresses all over the world and has been publishing regularly in technology journals over her entire career. Michele has written several books, including the best-selling book Learning WCF (O’Reilly Media, 2007). Find out more about Michele at linkedin.com/in/michelebusta.

Ike Ellis is a data and cloud architect for Solliance. He loves data in all its forms and shapes, whether relational, NoSQL, MPP, JSON, or just sitting in a CSV. Ike consults on SQL Server performance tuning, SQL Server architecture, data warehouse design, and business intelligence projects. Ike is well-known in the industry and speaks at SQL PASS, TechEd, SQL in the City, and other conferences around the world. Ike has been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP for four consecutive years and is a member of Microsoft Azure Insiders. He has MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD, and MCT certifications. Find out more about Ike at linkedin.com/in/ikeellis and at ikeellis.com.