Michele Leroux Bustamante is President and co-founder at Solliance (solliance.net), co-founder of PolicyServer (a Solliance Product), a Cloud / Microservices and Security architect, a Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft Azure MVP and Docker Captain. Michele is recognized in many fields including software architecture and design, identity and access management, cloud computing and microservices architectures, security and compliance, and DevOps. During the past 20 years, Michele has held senior executive positions at several corporations, assembled teams, implemented development process, and facilitated numerous successful large-scale enterprise application deployments. Michele leads the Microservices and Security practices at Solliance - and shares customer learnings through workshops, presentations and keynotes. Michele has been published regularly during her entire career including the best-selling book ''Learning WCF'' (O'Reilly 2007) and Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions 2nd Ed. (Microsoft Press 2017). @michelebusta
Jim Counts is a Cloud and DevOps architect specializing in unblocking and accelerating enterprises, large and small, as they move from traditional to cloud-native architectures. With over twenty years of experience, Jim found his niche early on building dependable automated systems and now focuses on making infrastructure management repeatable, reliable, and sustainable. Jim holds a BA in Economics from Humboldt State University in Northern California. Later he returned home to the opposite end of California to earn an MS in Computer Science from CSU San Marcos.