You can usually find Chris Auld at events around the world by walking up the stack from his crazy yellow shoes. Chris is the CTO at Intergen, a Microsoft specialist consultancy based out of sunny 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 Microsoft Azure 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 around the place. In his spare time Chris enjoys adventure sports such as whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, back-country skiing and spending time with his two under 5's.