I am an Infrastructure Architect and one of only approximately 20 Microsoft Certified Architects (Messaging) in the world, and the only one in the APAC region. Experience has been gained with software vendors, systems integrators, and solution providers over the past 20 years and has been responsible for many national and international infrastructure installations, transformations and migrations. This has required providing consulting in areas ranging from strategic IT planning, through to design, planning, project management, and operations management. My background includes work in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, UK, and US, across most industry sectors. I have also worked with Microsoft's Exchange Product Group with early adoption programs, pre-release deployment validation, training development and delivery. I am based in Canberra, Australia where I am a Capability Lead (Infrastructure) Group Manager for Avanade Australia.