Our Speakers

PSConfEU brings an exciting range and diversity of speakers.

Raimund ANDRÉE

Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft Germany
Speaker-I am a veteran in the PowerShell space started using it in 2008 . Since quite a while I am active in the open source community sharing almost everything of my work. The main projects the community can benefit from is AutomatedLab, NTFSSecurity, all on GitHub. Since 2015 I am evangelizing in DSC trying to motivate organizations and people to adopt what Steven Murawski and Michael Greene have written in the Microsoft's Release Pipeline Model whitepaper.


Trained by the great ninja cat. I hope I can pass on some of his wisdom to you
Speaker-Ryan is a Technical Cloud Person at Worxspace, a consulting and engineering company based in the Switzerland. Ryan helps companies to transform their business by transforming their cloud IT using the power of Azure and Open Source technologies. An active member of the Microsoft community on GitHub and at various community events.

Bartosz aka ‘Bartek’ BIELAWSKI

Windows Engineer at Optiver, author of ``PowerShell 5.1 Biblia``
Speaker-Bartosz (Bartek) Bielawski is a busy Windows engineer for Optiver, an international company. He loves PowerShell and automation and that love earned him the honor of Microsoft MVP. Author of ``Windows PowerShell 5.1 Biblia`` and co-author of the ``PowerShell Deep Dives`` book.


PM @ Microsoft, Azure Guest Configuration
Speaker-Jodi is a Microsoft PM working in Azure core on Guest Configuration. She's interested in all things automation and configuration management and is excited to get to know the DSC and PowerShell communities even better at PSConfEU. Jodi is based in Seattle, WA and is always looking for hiking and restaurant recommendations.


Engineer, Azure MVP and Developer Advocate @ Rubrik
Speaker-Jaap Brasser is a Senior Developer Advocate at Rubrik and a multi-year recipient of Microsoft Azure MVP award. He has a big passion for scripting and automation and whenever he is not writing his next script or module, he spends his time fiddling around with APIs.


Supreme Commander and MVP
Speaker-Paul is a DevOps Engineer with a love of PowerShell, Automation, Chocolatey, Scottish single malt whisky and wireless earphones. He has given workshops and spoken at different events across the UK, Europe and the US. He has a real passion for passing on knowledge and loves to talk with aspiring techies.

Thorsten BUTZ

Natural born trainer
Speaker-Thorsten Butz is a distinguished ``Microsoft Certified Trainer`` (MCT), consultant, book author and podcaster. He started his career in the late 1990s as a networking specialist and Unix enthusiast. He conducts Microsoft's server technologies since 2000. His desire for scripting and automation brought him at an early stage to his current focal point: the Windows PowerShell.


Ethical Hacker
Speaker-Sergey Chubarov is a Security and Cloud Expert, Instructor with 15+ years' experience on Microsoft technologies.His day-to-day job is to help companies securely embrace cloud technologies.He has certifications and recognitions such as Microsoft MVP: Microsoft Azure, Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security Experienced Penetration Tester (OSEP), Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCT Regional Lead, EC Council CEH, CPENT, CEI, CREST CPSA, CRT and more.

Fabien DIBOT

Cloud Solution Architect @ Microsoft
Speaker-Former Azure MVP, I'm working at Microsoft using PowerShell as an enabler and a foundation of cloud native transformations. My toolkit also includes Terraform or Kubernetes.


Founder, Ironman Software, LLC
Speaker-Adam Driscoll is a business owner and a Cloud and Datacenter MVP based out of Hailey, ID, USA. He runs Ironman Software to produce powerful tools for PowerShell developers. He is a published author, open-source contributor and speaker.


Microsoft - Senior Cloud Advocate
Speaker-April is a senior cloud developer advocate and the DevOps practice lead at Microsoft, specializing in application transformation and DevOps ways of working. Her focus is working on Microsoft Azure to take customers of a journey from legacy technology, to serverless and containers, where code comes first, while enabling them to take full advantage of DevOps. April was previously a cloud consultant and solution architect for various partners in the UK and brings her years of experience in helping customers plan their journey.

Barbara Forbes

Azure technical lead @ OGD | Azure MVP | GitHub Star
Speaker-Barbara works as the Azure technical lead for OGD in the Netherlands. She is a Microsoft MVP Azure, MCT and GitHub Star. Her focus is on Azure and automation. Think Serverless, Azure DevOps, PowerShell, GitHub and Infrastructure as Code.
FORBES Barbara

Justin GROTE

Datacenter Solutions Architect and Microsoft MVP
Speaker-Justin is a Datacenter Solutions Architect and Microsoft MVP. He has well over a decade of PowerShell experience across the history of platforms he's worked, evolving from Windows and Exchange to VMware and now Azure and AWS. He is based out of Portland Oregon and loves to foster dogs from One Tail at a Time (OTAT), including his adopted goofball Spock.

Andreas HÄHNEL

Cloud Evangelist, CEO of Black Magic Cloud
Speaker-Initial learned development in Lotus Notes, PowerShell experience since Exchange 2007, since 2013 only cloud projects as consultant & PowerShell developer, founded own company in 2021.


Microsoft Program Manager, PowerShell
Speaker-Jason is a 30-year IT veteran and PM on the @PowerShell_Team @Microsoft. He’s an avid supporter of the PowerShell/DevOps community and former founder and CFO of PowerShell.Org. He is also a former MVP award recipient and focuses on automation and configuration management.

Alexander HOLMESET

Senior Cloud Consultant / Office, Apps and Services MVP, CloudWay
Speaker-Alexander Holmeset is an MVP and international speaker, works as a Senior Cloud Consultant at CloudWay. Alexander´s focus is everything Skype for Business, Teams, M365, logicapps/powertautomate, Graph api and automation with PowerShell.


MMD CAT Program Manager - Microsoft
Speaker-With 20 years of experience in end use compute management, across Internal, consultant and now Vendor, Steven and provide a unique point of view. He is also one of the founding members of the highly popular Intune.Training series.


Pester maintainer
Speaker-Jakub works as a software developer at Microsoft, developing testing platform, which allows users to run C# and C++ tests under Visual Studio, dotnet, and on continuous integration servers. In his spare time, he maintains Pester, the testing framework for PowerShell.

Mathias JESSEN

Frequent victim of nerd sniping; #PowerShell aficionado
Speaker-Blue teamer; black metal fanatic;(awful) drummer; ADHD galore; he/him; #tweetsizedoneliners

Richie LEE

Sabin IO; Senior Consultant; They/Them
Speaker-Richie Lee is a senior consultant at Sabin IO: a data engineering practice which focuses on helping customers deliver data systems. Richie is a man of many hats (and shoes), both literally and figuratively: he has worked in many different roles from software tester, developer, DBA and TFS Administrator. When not running to and from work he can be found at home, probably playing Pokémon Go.


Independent EUC Consultant/Developer & Citrix Technology Advocate
Speaker-Guy is a freelance consultant, speaker and developer, a passionate PowerShell scripter, a current Microsoft MVP (Cloud and Datacenter Management), Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and a VMware vExpert and a veteran of 25+ years in the Citrix, Microsoft and VMware End User Computing (EUC) space; presenting at conferences, publishing a multitude of useful scripts on GitHub and sharing useful EUC technical titbits almost daily on Twitter. He specializes in troubleshooting and automation for both end customers and software vendors.


Detection Engineering & Automation - FalconForce
Speaker-Detection Engineering & Automation - FalconForce. Born FR, Live NL, Work EU. Like Buildings/Windows/Backdoors. Like Cats/Trees/Fireplaces. PowerShell all the things!!
Walter Legowski


Cloud Advocate @ Microsoft
Speaker-Thomas works as a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. He engages with the community and customers around the world to share his knowledge and collect feedback to improve the Azure cloud platform. Prior to joining the Azure engineering team (Cloud + AI), Thomas was a Lead Architect and Microsoft MVP, to help architect, implement and promote Microsoft cloud technology.


Worxspace AG, Cloud Engineer
Speaker-Keeps touching running systems


PowerShell Veteran
Speaker-James O'Neill spent the first 10 years of this century working for Microsoft where he discovered PowerShell, and has been talking about it to anyone who will listen ever since. He has been a major contributor to the importExcel module on the PowerShell gallery, and put it to use in one of Britiain's best known manufacturing companies to generate input for DSC and report on system state after configuration steps were carried out. He lives near Oxford and has developed the annoying habit of writing about himself in the third person.

Emanuel PALM

IT nerd by day, virtual dragon slayer by night
Speaker-Solves problems using code professionally, with PowerShell and C# as his weapons of choice on the battlefield of Azure. Blogs about PowerShell, .NET and various IT adventures on pipehow.tech. Enjoys open source, baking, playing D&D and combining his interests into quirky apps.


Database Platform Architect, Microsoft MVP
Speaker-Jess Pomfret is a Data Platform Architect and a Microsoft MVP. She started working with SQL Server in 2011, and enjoys the problem-solving aspects of performance tuning and automating processes with PowerShell.


PatchMyPC - Software Engineer
Speaker-Australian IT Professional with 13+ years of experience. Working with PatchMyPC as a software engineer, bringing automation ideas to life and making 3rd party patching simple! Equally as obsessed with PowerShell as I am with Coffee, Beer and Punkrock. I'm a Linux nerd who is very excited about the future of Microsoft and open source.

Jan Egil RING

Lead Architect, Crayon
Speaker-Jan Egil works as a Lead Architect at Crayon, Norway. He mainly works with automation, and has a strong passion for PowerShell. He has been working with Microsoft infrastructure products such as Windows Server & System Center since the early 2000s. In the recent years the focus has been more and more related to cloud technologies in Microsoft Azure and hybrid environments.

Pierre ROMAN

Senior Cloud Advocate - Microsoft
Speaker-As a Cloud Ops Advocate, Pierre Roman engages with the operations and infrastructure communities on behalf of Microsoft. He is part of a team that drives growth and adoptions of the Cloud by providing upskilling guidance and bringing your feedback to the product groups.
Pierre ROMAN


Enthusiastic Automator at Chocolatey Software, Inc.
Speaker-James is an infrastructure engineer with a passion for automation. Over the last decade, he has gathered experience and enthusiasm as a DevOps Engineer, SysAdmin, and general PowerShell dev.

Dávid SASS

Shadow Architect
Speaker-Dávid is a highly skilled SharePoint Guy who is focusing on Automation, Compliance, Security, Operational Excellence, Quality Assurance and hacking the unexpected out from the technology stack.

Daniel SILVA

DevOps Engineer and Raspberry PI afficionate
Speaker-Daniel is a DevOps engineer whose main goal is helping teams become more agile and autonomous, and also ensuring that everything is rolling smoothly. Due to love for automation (and also lazyness), he focus on automating processes that are boring, time consuming, or error prone.


Microsoft MVP, Solutions Architect @ SVA
Speaker-Evgenij has been working with computers since the age of 5 and delivering IT solutions for the best part of the last 25 years. His Active Directory and Exchange background naturally led to PowerShell, of which he's been an avid user and proponent since its first release.

Sydney SMITH

She/her Program Manager @Microsoft on @PowerShell_Team
Speaker-Sydney is a Program Manager on the PowerShell team at Microsoft. She owns the PowerShell tooling space including the editor experience, package/module ecosystem, and cloud integrations.
Sydney Smith

Roberth STRAND

Cloud Architect, Crayon Group
Speaker-Microsoft Azure MVP, HashiCorp Ambassador. Working primarily with Microsoft Azure, automation and infrastructure. Currently focusing on containers, cloud native technology, and everything-as-code. Active in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Founder of the Norwegian PowerShell User Group, Open Source advocate.


DevOps consultant by day, Rockstar by night
Speaker-With a background in ops, Björn got stuck in the DevOps movement a long time ago. Working alongside both dev and ops gave him a good view in to all sides of the company, and today he spends his days helping with everything from communication, through infra as code, to CI/CD pipelines.

Jakob Gottlieb SVENDSEN

Chief Cloud Engineer @ Saxo Bank
Speaker-Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen, Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, recently joined Saxo Bank as Chief Cloud engineer and Technical product owner for Cloud Foundation (Cloud Center of Excellence). In charge of the tecnical side of management of our cloud(s). Currently Saxo Bank hosts their services on Microsoft Azure. As a former principal consultant and lead developer @ CTGlobal/Coretech for over 13 year, he has worked with a wide range of area related to management of IT, and later management of cloud. This included infrastructure as code, cost management/FinOps and much more.

Thomas Vochten

Technology Evangelist & Microsoft MVP
Speaker-I am a technology evangelist helping companies to implement Microsoft cloud technologies such as Microsoft 365, and Azure. As Microsoft MVP, I also travel the world to speak at events, conferences and user groups to talk about technology and to make sure people do not make the same expensive mistakes that I made.


Software development engineer @ ksengineers
Speaker-Manfred is a software development engineer at ksengineers in Graz, Austria. In the last 10+ years, he's been involved in a variety of projects including work for TV-broadcasting providers, research and development, performance analysis and optimization in automotive engineering as well as software deployment & configuration automation.

Friedrich WEINMANN

Customer Engineer
Speaker-Fred is a Customer Engineer at Microsoft with a passion for automating as much of his work as he can. In his so-called spare time he maintains and contributes to open source projects, speaks at usergroups and conferences and mixes cocktails.

Dr Tobias Weltner

Owner, scriptinternals and Computer Software Consultant. Doctor of Medicine. MVP Cloud & Datacenter Management..
Speaker-PSConfEU Organiser, Owner, Computer Software Consultant, Doctor of Medicine