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MCSD: Web Applications, MS: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions, MS: Programming in C#

Michael John Timpoc Peña

Head of Research and Innovation at Lumachain | AI , Blockchain, IoT, Edge | Microsoft Azure MVP | Speaker | Author


Michael is an experienced technologist based in Sydney, Australia, a Microsoft MVP since 2015, and a certified professional with over 10 years of working experience ranging from Mobile, Cloud, Web and DevOps. He is currently the head of Research and Innovation for an Australian startup: "Lumachain". His role allows him to explore the cutting edge technologies of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, IoT, Edge Computing, and the Cloud.

Michael is a former CTO and Director of his Microsoft-partner company and has worked with various Microsoft clients and consulting partners delivering valued Consulting, Delivery, Training, Technical Presales and Support services. He is also a Microsoft Student Partner alumnus and has worked in Microsoft during his internship. 

Michael is passionate to all things technology and data. He recently co-authored a book titled "Cloud Analytics with Microsoft Azure" available for download at 

Michael also enjoys mentoring, attending conferences and user group meetups. He is also an international speaker having spoken at numerous events including the Microsoft Ignite, NDC, DDD, Cross-Platform Summit, and various in-person and virtual meet-ups.

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