• Thomas Maurer Tech Panel Keynote
    Thomas Maurer Tech Panel Keynote
  • 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 (Cloud + AI), 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

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

Qualifications

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert (2019)
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate (2019)
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate (2019)
  • 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 2019
Jan 2019 – Microsoft
Exceptional 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 – Veeam
A 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 – Microsoft
Microsoft 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 – Microsoft
Microsoft 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 – Microsoft
Microsoft 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 – Cisco
The 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 – Veeam
A 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 – Microsoft
Microsoft 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 – Cisco
The 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 – Veeam
A 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 – Microsoft
Microsoft 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 – Cisco
The 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 – Microsoft
Microsoft 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 – Microsoft
Microsoft 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.