As Microsoft Corporation's Senior Technical Evangelist and worldwide technical lead covering Virtualization (Hyper-V), Infrastructure (Windows Server), Management (System Center) and Cloud (Microsoft Azure), Symon Perriman is an internationally recognized industry expert, author, keynote presenter, executive briefing specialist and technology personality. His technical content gets viewed by over one and half million IT Professionals each year, across digital, print, online and social media. He started in the technology industry in 2002 and has been at Microsoft for seven years, working with multiple teams, including engineering, evangelism, technical marketing, product planning, and sales.
Symon holds several patents and over two-dozen industry certifications, including Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MCSE Private Cloud, and VMware Certified Professional (VCP). In 2013 he co-authored "Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 for IT Professionals" (Microsoft Press) and has contributed to five other technical books for virtualization, server, clustering and SQL; co-hosts the weekly 'Edge Show' for IT Professionals; and has had his technologies featured in PC Magazine, Reuters News, and the Wall Street Journal. He graduated from Duke University with degrees in Computer Science, Economics and Film & Digital Studies, and also serves as the technical lead for several startups and entertainment production companies.