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Symon Perriman

United States
President & Founder @FanWide, tech advisor, investor, entrepreneur & traveler


Symon Perriman is a technology leader and entrepreneur based in Seattle who currently manages FanWide as their President & Founder, and as a technical advisor for several enterprise software and hardware companies, including 5nine Software.

Symon is an internationally recognized business leader, industry expert, author, keynote presenter and technology personality.  His content gets viewed by millions of IT Professionals each year, across digital, print, online and social media, and he has established or managed business operations in over two dozen countries.  Prior to joining the startup world, he spent eight years at Microsoft, working with multiple teams, including engineering, evangelism, technical marketing, product planning, and cloud computing.

Symon holds numerous technology patents and over two-dozen industry certifications and recognitions, including Microsoft MVP (Datacenter & Cloud), Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCSE Private Cloud, and VMware Certified Professional.  In 2013 he co-authored "Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 for IT Professionals" (Microsoft Press), has contributed to five other technical books, and co-hosted the weekly 'Edge Show' for IT Professionals.  He graduated from Duke University with degrees in Computer Science, Economics, and Film & Digital Studies, and also serves as a technical advisor for several startups.  

Symon graduated from Duke University (North Carolina) where he was an active member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the Vice President of the Duke Investment Club.  Symon graduated with a double major (B.S.) in Computer Science and Economics, as well as receiving a Certificate in Film, Video and Digital Studies.  He also took additional classes in computer science and business at Johns Hopkins University (Maryland) and in economics at the London School of Economics (England). 

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