Known for his broad and deep hands-on expertise with Microsoft technologies along with his creative problem-solving and solution-building mindset, Colin is the Principal Architect for Ace of Clouds, as well being a speaker, trainer, author, user group leader, academic advisor, CTO and company director. He has expertise creating rich UI with WPF/Silverlight, cloud development with Azure, mobile development on Windows Phone and business intelligence with SQL Server, along with in-depth knowledge of core technologies such as .NET, OData, WCF, WF, LINQ and WIF. He has been a hands-on Architect for over 17 years having developed award-winning simulation technology with rich UI, cloud-based learning portals and workflow-driven BI systems. He also created the first streaming video community site with Windows Media. Colin has worked in the finance, telecoms, e-learning, Internet communications, learning and gaming industries, with his latest business solutions currently in use by thousands of users world-wide in corporations like GE, HP, O2, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft & Reuters.