I have always been passionate about technology and IT in particular. This passion gives me the energy to embrace technology, delve deep into it and make it my own. I love what I do each day and that makes my work a lot easier. I believe that we are living in an ever-more connected and automated world, in which IT will become of more and more critical importance. This excites me, because I can make very valuable contributions to the world with my IT skills. Through a combination of empathy, communication skills, broad technological overview and deep specific knowledge of technology, I can create much value for my customers. I do this as a software developer, architect and teacher. My focus is on the complete Microsoft technology landscape and on Microsoft Azure in particular. I've been working with the Azure cloud since its inception and I try to keep up with it every day. I believe that the cloud can enable the software industry to mature by not having to reinvent plumbing, but to focus on building things that add value.