You can usually find Chris Auld at events around the world by walking up the stack from his crazy yellow shoes. Chris is the Director of Strategy and Innovation at Intergen, a Microsoft specialist consultancy based out of New Zealand. Chris travels the world enthusing others about technology. Trained as a lawyer but quickly realizing that it wasn’t much fun- he instead spent his formative years architecting multi-tenant Software as a Service applications for a Dot Com era company and building factory automation systems that to this day make some of the finest chocolate bars in the world. Chris has been a key global trainer for the Azure Services Platform early adopter program and brings extensive theoretical and hands on experience in building high scale web applications. Chris is a Microsoft Regional Director for the Australia/New Zealand region and a regular presenter at events such as TechEd and MIX. In his spare time Chris enjoys adventure sports such as whitewater kayaking, mountain biking and back-country skiing.