• Thomas Maurer Speaking at Microsoft Ignite The Tour
    Thomas Maurer Speaking at Microsof Ignite The Tour
  • Thomas Maurer Blogging
    Thomas Maurer Blogging
  • Microsoft MVP
    Microsoft MVP
  • Thomas Maurer Speaking
    Thomas Maurer

About

Thomas Maurer works as a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. As part of the Azure engineering team, he engages with the community and customers around the world to share his knowledge and collect feedback to improve the Azure platform. Thomas helps the community and companies to transform their business to the cloud and make Azure the best cloud platform to run their applications.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Thomas worked as a Lead Architect and member of the executive team at itnetX, a consulting and engineering company located in Switzerland. Thomas was collaborating with Microsoft in several different programs such as Partner Cloud Solutions Architect (CSA), Azure Advisor and various Microsoft TAP and Preview Programs.

From 2012-2019, Thomas Maurer was awarded by Microsoft with the Microsoft MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) Award for his expertise in Cloud Computing and Virtualization and was awarded in two main categories, Microsoft Azure and Cloud & Datacenter Management. In 2014 Thomas was awarded the first time by Cisco with the Cisco Champion Award and in 2015 he was one of the first to receive the Veeam Vanguard award. In 2019, Thomas was additionally awarded by Microsoft with the Windows Insider MVP award, for his contributions in the Windows Insider program.

Thomas works closely with the community to promote Microsoft technology as a Public Speaker for Microsoft and other Technical events such as Microsoft Ignite and Microsoft TechDays.

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

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Professional experience

  • Senior Cloud Advocate (Full-time employee)
    Microsoft, http://www.microsoft.com
    Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Lead Cloud Architect (Full-time employee)
    itnetX AG, http://www.itnetx.ch
    Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Blogger
    Thomas Maurer Cloud & Virtualization Blog, https://www.thomasmaurer.ch
    Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Public Speaker
    Thomas Maurer Cloud & Virtualization Blog, https://www.thomasmaurer.ch
    Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Microsoft System Engineer (Full-time employee)
    Getronics (Schweiz) AG, http://www.getronics.com/ch
    Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Head of Microsoft Engineering (Full-time employee)
    Genotec AG, http://www.genotec.ch
    Industry: Information Technology & Services

Educational background

  • March 2013
    University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
    , FHNW
    Certificates of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Business Engineering Management, CAS
    • CAS Process Management
    • CAS Business Management
    • CAS Corporate Management
  • 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

Speaking Events

  • Geekmania 2012 (Switzerland)
  • E2EVC 2012 Hamburg (Germany)
  • Microsoft TechDays 2012 (Switzerland)
  • Cisco Partner System Engineer Day (Switzerland)
  • E2EVC 2013 Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • System Center Universe Europe 2013 (Switzerland)
  • Geekmania 2013 (Switzerland)
  • E2EVC 2013 Rome (Italy)
  • Microsoft TechNet Conference Berlin (Germany)
  • Microsoft TechDays Basel 2013 (Switzerland)
  • Microsoft Switzerland TechNet Events 2013 (Switzerland)
  • E2EVC 2014 Brussels (Belgium)
  • System Center Universe Europe 2014 (Switzerland)
  • E2EVC 2014 Barcelona (Spain)
  • MMS 2014 Minneapolis (US)
  • MMS 2015 Minneapolis (US)
  • ExpertsLive 2015 Ede (Netherlands)
  • System Center Universe Europe 2015 (Switzerland)
  • Microsoft TechDays 2016 (Switzerland)
  • System Center Universe 2016 Asia (Malaysia)
  • System Center Universe 2016 Australia (Australia)
  • Microsoft Network Conference 2016 (Bosnia)
  • VCNRW Conference 2016 (Germany)
  • Cloud and Datacenter Conference Germany 2016 (Germany)
  • MMS 2016 Minneapolis (US)
  • ITCamp 2016 Romania (Romania)
  • E2EVC 2016 Dublin (Ireland)
  • System Center Universe Europe 2016 (Switzerland)
  • IT Dev Connections 2016 Las Vegas (US)
  • Geekmania 2016 (Switzerland)
  • E2EVC 2016 Rome (Italy)
  • ExpertsLive 2016 Ede (Netherlands)
  • Microsoft Technical Summit 2016 (Germany)
  • Switch The Future of IT in Higher Education: The Microsoft Vision 2017 (Switzerland)
  • Microsoft TechDays 2017 (Switzerland)
  • ExpertsLive Australia 2017 (Australia)
  • Cloud and Datacenter Conference Germany 201 (Germany)
  • MMS 2017 Minneapolis (US)
  • ITCamp 2017 Romania (Romania)
  • E2EVC 2017 Prague (Czech)
  • Microsoft Ignite 2017 Orlando (US)
  • and many more…

Qualifications

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert (2019)
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals (2019)
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate  (2018)
  • MCSA: Windows 10 (2018)
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (2018)
  • MCSA: Office 365 (2018)
  • MTA: Administrating Windows Server Fundamentals (2017)
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (2016)
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (2016)
  • MCSA: Cloud Platform (2016)
  • MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect (2015)
  • MCSE: Server Infrastructure (2012)
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012 (2012)
  • MCSE: Private Cloud (2012)
  • MCTS: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 (2012)
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2008 (2012)
  • MCTS: Center Data Protection Manager, Configuring (2012)
  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator (2010)
  • MCTS: Windows 7, Configuring (2010)
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring (2010)
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring (2010)
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration (2010)
  • MCITP: Virtualization Administrator 2008 R2(2010)
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop Virtualization (2010)
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization (2010)
  • MCTS: Configuring Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (2010)
  • Symantec Sales Expert (2008)
  • Informatiker FA (2007)
  • Certificate in Business English ESOL (2003)
  • Certificate in English ESOL (2003)

Honors and Awards

  • Windows Insider MVP
    Jan 2019 – MicrosoftExceptional Windows Insiders have the opportunity to earn recognition for their leadership in making the Windows Insider Program inspiring, creative, and collaborative. The Windows Insider MVP Program – the new home for our MVPs focused on Windows and Devices for consumers.
    The Windows Insider MVP Program allows us to work more closely with MVPs via more focused, direct interactions with various Windows and Devices product teams.
  • Veeam Vanguard 2019
    Jan 2019 – VeeamA Veeam Vanguard represents the Veeam brand to the highest level in many of the different technology communities in which we engage. These individuals are chosen for their acumen, engagement and style in their activities on and offline.
  • Microsoft MVP 2018-2019 Microsoft Azure & Cloud and Datacenter Management
    Jul 2018 – MicrosoftMicrosoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the “bleeding edge” and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies. They have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products and solutions, to solve real world problems.
  • Microsoft MVP 2017-2018 Cloud and Datacenter Management
    Jul 2017 – MicrosoftMicrosoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the “bleeding edge” and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies. They have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products and solutions, to solve real world problems.
  • Microsoft MVP 2016
    Oct 2016 – MicrosoftMicrosoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the “bleeding edge” and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies. They have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products and solutions, to solve real world problems.
  • Cisco Champion 2016
    Jan 2016 – CiscoThe Cisco Champion Program was created to nurture a network of people who are passionate about Cisco and enjoy sharing their knowledge, expertise, and thoughts across the social web and with Cisco.
    The Cisco Champion program encompasses different areas of interest and geographical areas, providing a variety of opportunities for Champions to participate in the program.
  • Veeam Vanguard 2016
    Jan 2016 – VeeamA Veeam Vanguard represents the Veeam brand to the highest level in many of the different technology communities in which we engage. These individuals are chosen for their acumen, engagement and style in their activities on and offline.
  • Microsoft MVP 2015
    Oct 2016 – MicrosoftMicrosoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the “bleeding edge” and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies. They have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products and solutions, to solve real world problems.
  • Cisco Champion 2015
    Jan 2015 – CiscoThe Cisco Champion Program was created to nurture a network of people who are passionate about Cisco and enjoy sharing their knowledge, expertise, and thoughts across the social web and with Cisco.
    The Cisco Champion program encompasses different areas of interest and geographical areas, providing a variety of opportunities for Champions to participate in the program.
  • Veeam Vanguard 2015
    Jan 2015 – VeeamA Veeam Vanguard represents the Veeam brand to the highest level in many of the different technology communities in which we engage. These individuals are chosen for their acumen, engagement and style in their activities on and offline.
  • Microsoft MVP 2014
    Oct 2016 – MicrosoftMicrosoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the “bleeding edge” and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies. They have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products and solutions, to solve real world problems.
  • Cisco Champion 2014
    Jan 2014 – CiscoThe Cisco Champion Program was created to nurture a network of people who are passionate about Cisco and enjoy sharing their knowledge, expertise, and thoughts across the social web and with Cisco.
    The Cisco Champion program encompasses different areas of interest and geographical areas, providing a variety of opportunities for Champions to participate in the program.
  • Microsoft MVP 2013
    Oct 2016 – MicrosoftMicrosoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the “bleeding edge” and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies. They have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products and solutions, to solve real world problems.
  • Microsoft MVP 2012
    Oct 2016 – MicrosoftMicrosoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the “bleeding edge” and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies. They have very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products and solutions, to solve real world problems.