Marc Gagne is a Technical Evangelist with Microsoft Canada focusing on Windows Azure, Startups, Windows 8, Windows Phone, well you get the idea. Before deciding to make a career out of talking (too much some might say!) he worked on a startup in his hometown of Ottawa, Ontario trying to solve the big data & analytics problem, prior to that he worked in Dublin, Ireland & Redmond, Washington also for Microsoft. He's passionate about the cloud, HTML5 and well-designed software and when not working he can be found traveling and enjoying good beer, fine wine and great food.