All Speakers of MCT Summit 2019 Europe

20+ years' fun developing information and multimedia systems, DBA, project and IT management.

Data Community Portugal, IT Pro Portugal and PowerShell Portugal communities organiser.
IPv6 Portugal, DNSSec Portugal and Windows Development Portugal online communities moderator.
Actively volunteering, organising, speaking or just participating at community meetings and events around the world.

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Developer / DBA / Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) focusing on SQL Server, Azure, IoT and Security

André Melancia

Bernadette has held many roles within instructional design and content development over the past 15+ years, and she is currently a Senior Content Project Manager in Microsoft Worldwide Learning. In this role, Bernadette gets to work with the world’s best subject matter experts, and content & learning professionals from all over the world. Born in Australia, Bernadette has lived in Copenhagen for nearly 20 years. When not working or trying to raise 2 kids, you’ll most likely find Bernadette doing something or nothing outdoors.

Senior Content Project Manager at Microsoft

Bernadette Kelly

Catherine Curtis joins her passion for learner centric training and her job as the Director of Technical Training Program Management to empower learners in embedding technology into their lives. While new to this role, she is not new to Microsoft.

Catherine is a frequent speaker at conferences, and an advocate for learners around the world. In her current role, she collaborates with the Microsoft content teams, MCTs, and partners to help define our products for the future.


Catherine Curtis

Involved in establishing heterogeneous database communities in Australia since the mid 1990's, Charley Hanania is a long standing MCT and Microsoft MVP on the Data Platform. He runs a data-focused consultancy where he and his team offer Best of Breed specialist and remote DBA services to various industries around the world.
Charley loves community and is involved in organising and speaking at many Data Platform and MCT communities around the world. He is the MCT Regional co-Lead for Switzerland and a PASS Regional Mentor for Western and Eastern Europe.

QS2 AG, CEO & Principal Consultant

Charley Hanania

Dandy Weyn has been a life-long learner and no stranger to the MCT Community. As Microsoft Certified Trainer for 20 years, he delivered training and consulting across the globe, and joined Microsoft in 2008.

In his current role at Microsoft, Dandy leads the Data & AI role based content development team.


Dandy Weyn

Elias wanted to be a small god and write his own applications since he laid hands on a computer. After 2000 he became familiar with .NET, and became acquainted with the big gods (aka trainers) and decided to become one, desiring to try and help others become small gods in their own domains. With more than 25 years’ experience and in the past as development manager for software houses, he now acts as a freelancer trainer delivering SharePoint, SQL Server and development classes around the globe. He is also the SharePoint Architect @ Wizsp team. He has been part of various projects with a variety of technologies in the development stack of .NET, Mobility, Office 365 and SharePoint. As a technology enthusiast and SharePoint expert he delivers sessions about them at various local events as well as abroad.

SharePoint Architect

Elias Markelis

Since 1999 in IT – Founded DerkIT in 2017- Practical – Simplifier – Public Speaker - Likes sharing knowledge – Projects and changes only – Has also a technical focus – Acts as bridge between business and technology – Guides complex decisions and reduces them to the essence – Believes that humor, clarity, and simplicity are most important.

Founder of DerkIT. On his mission to kill boring presentations

Erwin Derksen

Glenn is regular speaker at Ignites, Summits and other Microsoft events. His focus is mostly on Artificial Intelligence but he also work in the Dynamics 365 channel.

Talisman Technology Services, Technical Director & Data Scientist

Glenn Morris

MCT since 2008 and CCSI since 2015. Kajetan work for Comarch Trainig Center ( and run classes at IT faculty on School of Banking and Management (

Freelance trainer & AdventureWorks CTO

Kajetan Mis

Kamil deeply believes that combining work and hobby is the key to success. In CQURE he has his heart and soul in the Microsoft infrastructure, cloud and security solutions. Kamil’s experience allows him to perform architecture consulting, penetration tests and authored trainings and seminars.

Kamil delivers training on Windows Security, Troubleshooting, Skype for Business, Office 365, Public Key Infrastructure, Internet Information Services, Powershell, Identity Management, Cloud Solutions, SharePoint.

CQURE Academy Security Master, MCT, MVP

Kamil Baczyk

Laurynas is experienced Cloud Solution Architect currently working with high potential Azure customers at Microsoft with customers located within Central and Eastern Europe.

He is a local Cloud professional community leader who also participates in international technical communities.

He shares his knowledge through speaking at local and global technical events. Described as avid learner, last year he defended doctoral degree in computer science engineering field with AI and Machine learning specialty. He has been nominated for number of awards and is a proud member of two exclusive Microsoft programs.

MCT Summit 2019 Team

Laurynas Dovydaitis

Lorenzo is a speaker, a trainer, and a public speaking coach. He helped many students, devs, other professionals and many colleagues, improving their stage presence, to deliver exceptional presentations.
Lorenzo work for Microsoft Western Europe as a Cloud Solutions Architect, in the One Commercial Partner division, helping partners (System Integrators and ISVs), developers, communities, and customers  supporting software development on Microsoft and OSS technologies.

Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect

Lorenzo Barbieri

Martin is a Consulting Architect focusing on Microsoft cloud solutions, primarily Azure technologies with solid background in designing, maintaining and managing datacenter management and server infrastructure. 
After 10 years at Microsoft decided to change a base back to home country and start to offer services to customers on his own. In his role as an Independent Microsoft Consulting Architect, he is involved in the full project life cycle – envisioning, design, implementation and stabilization, delivering infrastructure engagements to the Microsoft customers around the globe.

Consulting Architect focusing on Microsoft cloud solutions

Martin Dzifcak

Mel Megarity has worked in the business development, education and training field for 20+ years with a focus on education program/product management as well as e-Learning, classroom, and blended curriculum solutions.He currently manages the global operations and support for Microsoft WW Learning's ILT products, the Learning As Service Program and the WW Learning Channel Incentives Programs.


Mel Megarity

A Dynamics 365 Consultant and Trainer who speaks regularly on Dynamics 365 CE, Power Platform and Azure at user groups across the United Kingdom. Julian also speak on certification especially around Dynamics. Julian have spoken at two MCT Summits.

A Dynamics 365 Consultant and Trainer

Julian Sharp

Mirko is MCT, MVP and computer scientist with diploma. In his activity as a computer scientist, he has over 20 years of experience. He has followed a classic path in the IT industry: Developing from the helpdesk to field engineer and finally consultant. This has given him a great deal of experience. He began to automate everything that used to be laboriously done with "sneaker" administration. Roll-outs with a high degree of automation via SCCM since the early version of SMS, as well as Columbus, NetInstall, LANDesk, Tivoli, just to name a few, have helped to automate as much as possible. Since the beginning of the RIS server with unattended installation, OS deployment is the topic he has been familiar with. Nowadays, he is specialized in Microsoft deployment products such as WDS, MDT, SCCM, Autopilot etc..

baseVISION, Workplace Sommelier

Mirko Colemberg

Raghav has been learning and speaking on Azure for almost 3 years now and it's the same duration that he has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer for Azure and Microsoft Data Platform. He has evangelized Azure in his region by running a successful Microsoft Azure Meetup Group - Gurgaon (India) where he organizes monthly sessions on Azure. Additionally, Raghav had been a speaker at Microsoft Trainers Summit 2018 in Phantasialand, Germany. Also, he has successfully conducted Global Azure Bootcamps for the past 2 years through his meetup group.

ZS Associates - Business Technology Associate Consultant

Raghav Matta

With 10 years experience as a Microsoft trainer and experienced technology evangelist with a proven history of working in the information technology and services industry, I love Microsoft Skype for Business and teams. Trained in Lync, Skype for Business, OnlinePBX, Teams, Office365, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), Enterprise Software, Microsoft Server Technologies and Windows Server. Strong media and communications professional with Microsoft focus on Unified Communications.

Avanade GmbH, Technologist / Manager

René Kammer

Olga teach at Bauman Moscow State Technical University and work directly with companies, to help employees to go though migration process to Office 365 successfully.

University teacher, migration process to Office 365 specialist 

Olga Kryuchkova

Senior Database Platform Engineer, leader of Krakow chapter of Data Community Krakow (former Polish SQL Server User Group) - PASS Chapter. With more than 10 years of experience in Microsoft technology, helps in advisory for performance optimization on database and application levels. Active speaker on SQL Server related events like SQLSaturday, SQLDay, MCT Global Summit etc. Holds many Microsoft certificates including MCSE: Data Platform, MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014/2016, MCSA: Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 and MCT.

QS2 AG - QS2 AG - Quality Software Solutions, Senior Database Platform Engineer

Michal Sadowski

Sara Fennah is a freelance learning professional with over 22 years’ experience including holding 28 Microsoft certifications and Microsoft Certified Trainer status for the past eleven years. Travelling all around the UK and occasionally the USA Sara also works in several European countries where her past life as a secondary school modern foreign languages teacher adds additional skills to her portfolio.  She primarily provides training or consultancy services within the fields of Office, Office 365, SharePoint and Project incl Project Server and has a lot of experience incorporating business processes into systems training particularly in the Project Management arena.

Sara claims reaching all 3 summits of Kilimanjaro as one of her greatest personal achievements. She freely acknowledges that the support of professional guides significantly improved her chances of success on that trek and that mirrors her ethos in her professional life too, helping others to achieve high levels of productivity using her skills, expertise and experience to make the journey there easier.

Freelance MCT, Office 365 Specialist

Sara Fennah

Sasha is a Security and Azure expert and Instructor with more than two decades of experience in the field. He began programming in Assembler on Sir Clive Sinclair's ZX, met Windows NT 3.5, and the love has existed ever since. Sasha owns an IT training and consulting company that helps companies and individuals to embrace the cloud and be safe in cyberspace, delivering Microsoft, EC-Council and his own bespoke Azure and Security Courses and PowerClass Workshops internationally. He is a Microsoft MVP, MCT, MCT Regional Lead, Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI), and currently holds more than 60 technical certifications. Sasha is a frequent speaker at various international conferences, and is a consultant and trainer for some of the largest Fortune 500 companies.

Security and Azure expert and Instructor

Sasha Kranjac

Sergey Chubarov is an Infrastructure Team Lead at Microsoft SI Partner with 10+ years’ experience on Microsoft technologies, head of infrastructural projects, Microsoft MVP with different certifications: MCT, MCT Regional Lead, MCT Global Summit Speaker Idol 2018, MVP: Microsoft Azure, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Ethical Instructor, TechMentor 2019 Speaker.

Infrastructure Team Lead at Microsoft SI Partner 

Sergey Chubarov

Tiago Costa is a Cloud Architect and Advisor for the Microsoft Cloud. For the past years he has been architecting and developing solutions using Microsoft technologies like: Microsoft Azure, Office 365, SharePoint, .Net and SQL Server. He has a strong real-world experience and regularly teaches around the world, mainly Microsoft Azure.
He has several Microsoft Certifications and he is also a MCT – Microsoft Certified Trainer. In 2013 was nominated MCT Regional Lead by Microsoft Corp (HQ) and he has been renewed every year including in Jan 2018 for a 2 years term (2018 – 2019).
Microsoft MVP since 2016 and Azure MVP since 2018 for his community efforts in promoting and sharing knowledge with the community. This award gives him the opportunity to share his passion for Microsoft Azure.
He loves diving into new technologies and share his experience at conferences and training classes, but what excites him about his work is to help others exploring new frontiers in technology and to become better professionals.
His short free-time is spent with his family in a city near the sunny Lisbon, Portugal and building cool and geek projects.

Cloud Architect and Advisor for the Microsoft Cloud

Tiago Costa

Has more than 19 years of experience in Team leading, Digital transformation projects, IT project management, Change management, IT management, Business processes, sales of cloud solutions and training in multiple countries. Have deep experience in relationships and sales process with Government and academic organizations.


Tomas Ruzgys

Vladimir Stefanovic is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and system engineer with more than 10 years of experience in the IT industry. Over his IT career, Vladimir has worked in all areas of IT administration, from IT technician to his current system engineer position. As a lead system engineer at Serbian IT company SuperAdmins and lead technician trainer at Admin Training Center, he successfully delivered numerous projects and courses. He is also an active conference speaker, having spoken at a long list of conferences, such as MCT Summits (in the USA, Germany, and Greece), ATD, WinDays, KulenDayz, and Sinergija (Regional Conferences). He is the book author, the leader of a few user groups and an active community member, with the mission to share knowledge as much as possible.

SuperAdmins, System Engineer

Vladimir Stefanovic


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