Award Categories
Developer Technologies
First year awarded:
2006
Number of MVP Awards:
16
Language
English, Dutch
Certifications
MCP, MCAD, MCSD, MCT, MCTS

Marcel de Vries

Netherlands
"The only source of knowledge is experience" - Albert Einstein-

Biography

Marcel is the co-founder and CEO of Xpirit Group. Xpirit started as an individual company under the Xebia group in 2014 and is now transformed into the Microsoft business unit of Xebia worldwide! Xpirit provides high-end consulting services to companies worldwide on Microsoft Azure, DevOps, Cloud Native Software Development, and Managed Services. 

Marcel spends most of his time working with organizations to deliver software to production multiple times a day in a secure and compliant way! He helps organizations and leadership teams move to become high-speed, innovative, and productive while still being secure and compliant. 

Marcel loves to learn new technologies and use this to advance his customers. He shares his learnings at conferences and training. Marcel often explains his CEO title to the leadership teams of other companies as having a second meaning: Coding Executive Officer. This is driven by his strong belief that great leaders in tech need to be technical! Only by staying on top of technology, you can lead the way going forward. 

Marcel is a frequently asked public speaker at well-known industry events like Microsoft //Build, Microsoft Ignite, Azure Lowlands, Visual Studio Live!, Techorama, KCDC, to name a few. You can find his speaker profile here: https://sessionize.com/marcelv 

Marcel is part of the Techorama board and helps organize this event in Europe. In his spare time, he also builds online courses for Pluralsight. You can find his courses here: https://app.pluralsight.com/profile/author/marcel-devries

Marcel has been awarded by Microsoft the Microsoft MVP award for more than 10 consecutive years and has been a Microsoft Regional Director since 2008.  You can always contact him to talk about subjects like Cloud Adoption Strategies, Business Development, DevOps, Cloud Computing, Microservices, Containers, IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.

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