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Tarun Arora

United Kingdom
Thames Ditton
Regional Head of DevOps & Software Engineering @ Avanade - "Passion for simplification"!


Tarun Arora (@arora_tarun) is obsessed with high-quality working software, continuous delivery, and Agile practices. He has experience managing technical programs, implementing digital strategy, and delivering quality @ scale. Tarun has worked on various industry-leading programs for fortune 500 companies in the financial and energy sector. 

He works for Avanade in the United Kingdom. Avanade helps clients and their customers realize results in a digital world through business technology solutions, cloud, and managed services that combine insight, innovation, and expertise in Microsoft technologies. Tarun has worked on numerous industry-leading programmes and projects at Centrica Energy, Gazprom, EDF Trading, Barclays, as well as several global Financial Services companies. His specialisms are technical solution architecture, process automation, DevOps and Project Management including onshore/offshore delivery, systems integration and custom application development. 

Tarun is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (7 years running) in Azure, Visual Studio and Development Technologies and specialises in Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). His core strengths are DevOps, Enterprise Architecture (Microservices), .NET, WPF, REST, MVC, SQL and PowerShell. He was awarded the MVP of the year award by Microsoft in 2014 for going over and above in supporting the product teams and the community with his contributions. He is also an ALM Ranger and has contributed to key guidance and tooling projects focused on Azure, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team Services, and Visual Studio Extensibility. 

Tarun is an active open source community contributor, speaker, and blogger. Follow him on twitter @arora_tarun and his blog at for the latest and greatest in technology trends and solutions on DevOps and ALM.