About

Thomas Maurer Speaker

Thomas Maurer works as a Cloud Architect at itnetx gmbh, a consulting and engineering company located in Bern/Switzerland, which has been awarded by Microsoft as “Microsoft Datacenter Partner of the Year for the past three years (2011,2012,2013). Thomas is focused on Microsoft Technologies, especially Microsoft Cloud Solutions based Microsoft System Center, Microsoft Virtualization and Windows Azure. This includes Microsoft Hyper-V, Windows Server, Storage, Networking and Windows Azure Pack as well as Service Management Automation.

Before Thomas joined itnetx he has worked as Head of Microsoft Engineering for service provider where he was responsible for planning and implementing public cloud solutions based on Microsoft Technology.

Beside the certifications as Microsoft Certified IT Professional MCITP: Enterprise Administrator and MCTIP: Virtualization Administrator he is also one of the first Microsoft Certified Solution Experts for Private Cloud solutions and Server Infrastructure (MCSE: Private Cloud & MCSE: Server Infrastructure).

Microsoft MVP Award

In 2012 Thomas Maurer was awarded the first time by Microsoft with the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Award for his expertise in Virtual Machine (Hyper-V).

Thomas works closely with Microsoft and partners to promote Microsoft Technology as speaker for Microsoft and other Technical events such as Microsoft TechDays (http://www.techdays.ch), E2EVC (http://www.e2evc.com) or Geekmania (www.geekmania.ch).

You can get more information about Thomas on his Cloud and Virtualization blog: www.thomasmaurer.ch or on Twitter: www.twitter.com/thomasmaurer

 

Thomas Maurer
Informatiker FA

City: Diegten, Switzerland

E-Mail: thomas.maurer@live.com
Windows Live: thomas.maurer@live.com
Skype: thomasmaurer.ch

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Professional experience

  • Cloud Architect (Full time employee)
    itnetx gmbh, http://www.itnetx.ch
    Industry: Information Technology & Services
    Privately held company, 1-10 employees
  • Microsoft System Engineer (Full time employee)
    Getronics (Schweiz) AG, http://www.getronics.com/ch
    Industry: Information Technology & Services
    Publicly held corporation, >10.001 employees
  • Head of Microsoft Engineering (Full time employee)
    Genotec AG, http://www.genotec.ch
    Industry: Information Technology & Services
    Privately held company, 11-50 employees

Educational background

  • March 2013
    University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
    , KTSI
    Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Business Engineering Management, MAS
  • Aug 2008 – Aug 2012
    Kantonale Technikerinnen- und Techniker-Schule für Informatik
    , KTSI
    Information Technology & Services, Dipl.Techniker HF Informatik
  • Aug 2003 – Aug 2007
    Gewerblich-industrielle Berufsfachschule Muttenz,
    Information Technology & Services, Informatiker FA
  • Sep 2002 – Jun 2003 10th Schoolyear in Eastbourne, England

Qualifications

  • Certificate in English ESOL (2003)
  • Certificate in Business English ESOL (2003)
  • European Computer Driving Licence (2003)
  • Informatiker FA (2007)
  • Symantec Sales Expert (2008)
  • MCTS: Configuring Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (2010)
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization (2010)
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization (2010)
  • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator 2008 R2(2010)
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration (2010)
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring (2010)
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring (2010)
  • MCTS: Windows 7, Configuring (2010)
  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator (2010)
  • MCTS: Center Data Protection Manager, Configuring (2012)
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2008 (2012)
  • MCTS: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 (2012)
  • MCSE: Private Cloud (2012)
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012 (2012)
  • MCSE: Server Infrastructure (2012)

Software I use on my Windows Phone

Windows Phone 8, Facebook, Twitter, Xbox Music, Xbox Live, Shazam, foursquare, local.ch for Windows Phone, Microsoft Tag Reader. Where’s my Car, World Clock, ESPN ScoreCenter, Fruit Ninja, WhatsApp, SBB, Photosynth, Skydrive, Skype, Lync, Translator, Tango, Zattoo, Instance, Xbox Smartglass, HERE Maps, HERE Drive, Yammer, Amazon Kindle, BLINK, Creative Studio, Flixster, Fresh Paint, Linkedin

Software I use on my PC

Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SkyDrive, Windows Live Writer, PowerGUI, Visual Studio, Internet Explorer 11, Zune, PowerShell ISE, MetroTwit, Hyper-V, Paint.NET, OneNote, Skype, Lync
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