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Andy Malone (UK) Microsoft MVP, MCT MCITP, MCSE, CTT+

Andy Malone is the CEO of Quality Training Ltd and founder of both the Dive Deeper Technology and Cybercrime Security events. Based in Scotland, Andy is a popular international event speaker and technology evangelist with over 15 years experience. Andy was also the 2006 winner of the Microsoft TechEd Speaker Idol contest.

Andy has delivered technical and security content to thousands of delegates worldwide at various technical conferences, such as Microsoft TechEd, Connections and Tech-days. His passionate style of delivery, combined with a sense of fun has become his trademark.

Although his primary focus is for security, Andy loves to talk about the Windows platform, Exchange and Office technologies. And with knowledge dating back to the MS-DOS 2 and Windows 2.0 era there is often an interesting story to be told. But technology never sleeps and Andy continues to work with the Microsoft product teams to create and deliver ground breaking material on Windows 7, Server 2008 R2 and beyond. For 2011 Andy is scheduled to deliver content in Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and the US to name but a few.Andy’s blog: http://blogs.quality-training.co.uk/blog

Paula Januszkiewicz MSc, MVP, MCT

Paula Januszkiewicz is a professional IT Security Auditor, Microsoft MVP on Enterprise Security and trainer (MCT). She is also a popular and passionate international event speaker at a number of international conferences including Microsoft TechEd.

Paula holds the prestigious leadership post of the Polish Women in Technology community group and regularly organizes Warsaw Girl Geek Dinners. As well as writing many security based articles and teaching Paula is always busy developing new and ground breaking sessions and workshops.

Paula also has a popular bog which can be found at: http://blogs.technet.com/plwit.

John Craddock BSc Hons, MBCS, CEng, CITP

Infrastructure and Security Architect, XTSeminars Ltd

John has designed and implemented computing systems ranging from high-speed industrial controllers through to distributed IT systems with a focus on security and high-availability. A key player in many IT projects for industry leaders including Microsoft, the UK Government and multi-nationals that require optimised IT systems.

Developed technical training courses that have been published worldwide, co-authored a highly successful book on Microsoft Active Directory Internals, presents regularly at major international conferences including, TechEd, ITForum and European summits. John is passionate about communicating tough technical content in an engaging and highly consumable format. He has UK Government Security Clearance and can be engaged as a consultant or booked for speaking engagements through XTSeminars. www.xtseminars.co.uk

Sam Raincock BSc (Hons), MSc, CCE, MBCS, CEng MIET

Sam Raincock of SRC is a digital forensics expert witness who has produced in excess of 250 reports/statements for legal cases in Courts in the UK and Ireland.  She is instructed on a large range of criminal and civil investigations from examinations of computers/servers to determining the location of mobile telephones.  Sam also provides consultancy to businesses providing investigations of IT incidents and advising on IT security matters. http://www.raincock.co.uk


William has been delivering security training and consulting for over 25 years. With a formidable skill set that includes management and technical skills. William is currently working on projects worldwide to develop and manage secure Enterprise solutions utilizing Vista & 08 Servertechnologies and advanced MIS applications for both Microsoft Corporation and the US DOD.

Having worked for the US DOD and State Department William has been delivering security training and consulting services for the US government for several years. William meets DOD 8570.1 Compliance and enjoys US Security Clearance. This involves William traveling worldwide, which takes him to some interesting places.

Rick Taylor (USA) - SharePoint Author, Guru, Former Microsoft Redmond, USA

Rick is a SharePoint architect and has assisted numerous, large companies in their implementations including the US Air Force, Charles Schwab, and Nestle.  He is a published author, co-author, and contributing author including the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Administrator's Companion by MS Press. His influence within the MCT and SharePoint communities facilitated his being selected to present at the first MCT Community Summit held in Zurich, Switzerland and prompted Microsoft Learning to make changes to the Beta courseware that it might be ready for prime time.

Rick is a former Engineering Technologist on the SharePoint Platform Architecture team from Microsoft . He is currently Principal Consultant with Neudesic.  He is an avid tri athlete (Clydesdale class), and active in the Boy Scouts of America.

Desmond Lee MVP, MCT, CEH, CEI (Switzerland) Desmond specializes in end-to-end enterprise infrastructure solutions built around proven business processes and people integration across various industries. Security education, awareness and readiness (audit/assessments) are key integral ingredients he passionately advocates, shares and instills in his portfolio.

Desmond enjoys the spotlight as a speaker at major international events and contributes frequently to several highly rated publications and public forums/newsgroups. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (Communications Server), Microsoft Certified Trainer, Certified EC-Council Instructor (CEI) and founder of the Swiss IT Pro User Group, an independent, non-profit organization for IT Pros by IT Pros championing Microsoft technologies. You can follow his IT adventures at www.leedesmond.com.

Johan Loos (Belgium) MCT, MCSE+S, CEH, GCWN

Johan Loos is managing director and founder of Access Denied, a company based in Belgium. He has over the 15 years experience in IT and he started as a network administrator for Banyan VINES networks.  Johan is also a technical trainer and deliver courses on Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, ISA Server.

He is specialized in security, wireless security, firewall's, identity management, PKI, token based logons, vulnerability assessments. Johan holds several certifications and continues to improve his skills and knowledge.

Waleed Omar (Egypt) CISSP,CCDA, MVP, MCT,

Waleed Omar works at Mantra as a Group IT Operations Supervisor. Waleed has over 10 years of experience in IT and majored in Microsoft Infrastructure Support & Delivery. He delivered Lots of Microsoft MOC courses, IT Pro community presentations and participated in MS Tech-Ed Europe as Ask the Expert for the previous 5 years. His Certificates are: CISSP, CCDA, MCSE, MCT & Exchange-MVP.

Christian Schindler MCA, MCT (Austria)

Christian Schindler is a Microsoft Certified Architect, a MCSE, MCITP and MCT specializing in Active Directory and Messaging. He began his career as a systems administrator managing Microsoft Mail and Novell Netware, which he eventually migrated to Windows NT and Exchange 5.0. Since then he has been working as a consultant on Exchange and Active Directory deployments. Recently he has Co-Authored the The Real MCTS/MCITP Exam 647 Preparation Kit" Book from Syngress.

Maral Topalian (Lebanon) is a presales consultant of infrastructure solutions antiwar Data Systems. She is a Computer and Communications Engineer who works closely with her technical team on pursuing and implementing the latest technologies and platform solutions to enterprises in the Middle East.

Her passion is to help push IT departments extend their potential from being cost centers to becoming business enables. Maral works closely with Microsoft on applying the Core Infrastructure Optimization Model to IT departments of enterprises in Lebanon which in turn helps position the five capabilities for each IT department. Maral believes the key is to know where an IT department stands with respect to Identity and Access Management, Desktop Server and Device Management, Security and Networking, and Data Protection and Recovery.

She believes that this helps align the priorities of projects that would enable IT departments to extend their maturity levels from basic, to standardized, to rationalized, until finally achieving the dynamic and optimal IT Infrastructure. Maral was first runner up in Speaker Idol at TechEd IT Forum 2007 in Barcelona. Her communication skills allow her to deliver the deepest and most technical presentations smoothly and passionately to her audience because she believes that her audiences’ potential just like Microsoft is her team’s passion.