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Best Speaker at NIC 2020

Best Speaker NIC Oslo 2019

Best Session Techdays Sweden 2018

Best session AppManagEvent 2018 (#1 and #2)

Best and #2 Session at Ignite 2018

Sami Laiho

Chief Research Officer - Truesec


Sami is one of the leading Windows OS professionals in the world. Sami has been working with the Windows OS and training its use for more than 20 years. Sami has been working with companies sized from tens of computers to hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. Sami has been working in different TAP and RDP programs and was the lead consultant in the Windows 7 deployment planning for the city of Helsinki - capital of Finland.

Sami has been an MVP in Windows since 2011.

Sami has been a country lead for the IAMCT and an MCT regional lead for Microsoft Learning.

Sami is an MCSE in Windows NT 4.0 and a six time MCITP in Windows Vista, Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows 8. 

Sami has built a free replacement for the SteadyState product called the Wioski ( and a free password resetting tool called

Sami is also a certified scuba diving instructor and a medic first aid instructor.

Sami delivers consultation and classroom training for advanced topics on Windows OS Troubleshooting, Windows Internals and Security. 

Sami also builds software for his own company called Adminize (

The year 2013 was the first year Sami's sessions got accepted to TechEd with marvellous results:

- in TechEd North America 2013 Sami's session was ranked #19 out of over 500 sessions
- in TechEd Europe 2013 Sami's session was ranked #3 out of over 500 sessions
- in TechEd Australia 2013 Sami's session was the Best Session in the conference and Sami the Best Speaker

In 2014 Sami was the Best Speaker with the Best Session of the whole TechEd North America in Houston!

In 2015 Sami was #2 at Microsoft Ignite (out of 1000+ sessions).

In 2017 Sami was the Best External Speaker at Ignite

In 2018 Sami's session were #1 and #2 out of 1708 sessions!! at Ignite Orlando

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