More Experts, More Collaboration: Announcing The Second Wave Of The Technical Committee

Last month we announced the MVP Award Blog Technical Committee, a group of MVPs from around the world nominated to technically review each Technical Tuesday article. Due to the enthusiasm and volume of Technical Tuesday posts, we decided to get more MVPs on board!

Today we're pleased to introduce the second wave of our Technical Committee, whose members will bring forward even more knowledge to share with the broader MVP community. And since we doubled - and even tripled - up on popular categories, these technical experts will be able to spend more time carefully reviewing each piece. While MVP Technical Tuesday articles are always top-notch to begin with, this will ultimately increase the quality even further.

Learn more about our Technical Committee members below:


9kData Platform

Jody Roberts is a Data Platform MVP based in Cape Town, South Africa. He specializes in SQL Server architecture, disaster recovery (DR), Data Strategy and SQL Server optimization. Jody serves as a PASS Regional Mentor responsible for the Middle East & Africa, Chapter Lead of the SQLCape user group, Co-Lead of the PASS Cloud Virtual Chapter and the Develop Africa.Technology virtual user group. Jody is a Principal Consultant at Northern Data. Follow him on Twitter @Jody_WP.





Data Platform

Mia Chang is the co-organizer of Azure Taiwan Community. She often takes part in local and international communities to enrich her knowledge, and shares her experiences to help others on their learning paths. Mia's expertise lies in Applied Mathematics & Algorithm Research. She works as a data consultant with different startup projects to help them to build up analysis systems and optimize their marketing and branding strategies. She also teaches machine learning and data visualization at various community and training events. Follow her on Twitter @bymiachang.



simon-timmsVisual Studio and Development Technologies

Simon Timms is a member of the ASP.NET Monsters along with David Paquette and James Chambers. Together they explore the exciting world of ASP.NET, Azure and European castle purchasing through videos, blogs and in person training. Unfortunately he's been unable to secure a castle as of yet, because they're crazy expensive. Follow him on Twitter @stimms.





screen-shot-2017-04-11-at-3-03-33-pmVisual Studio and Development Technologies

Danae Aguilar is a senior software developer, technical lead, trainer and a lifelong learner based in Bolivia. With more than 10 years experience working on projects that involve Microsoft technologies and the C# language, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge and participating in community events. She is instructor on Unity technologies with focus on 3D and 2D games, and her most recent interest is on Windows Holographic and HoloLens development. Follow her on Twitter @danaeaguilar.





Visual Studio and Development Technologies

Ovais Mehboob is a Microsoft MVP in Visual Studio and Development Technologies with more than 13 years of software development experience across Pakistan, USA, and the Middle East. He's a seasoned programmer, solution architect and an author of two books, titled JavaScript for .NET Developers and Enterprise Application Architecture with .NET Core.  He is currently based in Dubai and works for a government entity. Ovais is actively involved in community activities, and also runs the “Microsoft Developers UAE Meetup” user group. He has published several technical articles on MSDN, TechNet, DZone, and his blog Follow him on Twitter @ovaismehboob




Windows Development

Gerald Versluis is a full-stack software developer and Microsoft Xamarin MVP from Holland. After years of experience working with Xamarin and .NET technologies, he has been involved in several projects and built several apps. Not only does he like to code, but he is also passionate about spreading his knowledge - as well as gaining some in the bargain. Gerald involves himself in speaking, providing training sessions and writing blogs or articles in his free time. Follow him on Twitter @jfversluis





Office Servers and Services

Manpreet Singh is a SharePoint Consultant based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He's a Microsoft MVP for Office 365 Servers, and well as a C# Corner MVP. He's worked on 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and Office 365 versions of SharePoint. Manpreet is experienced in all aspects of SharePoint activities - such as migration, documentation and enhancements. He's also been a developer, team lead, and consultant on the development of app projects. Follow him on Twitter @manpreethere.





Office Servers and Services

Sonia Cuff is an Office Servers and Services MVP based in Australia, and the co-founder of The Missing Chair. She's passionate about the future of work, and the right use of the right technology. Sonia uses her enterprise experience in banking, government and defence to bring a new perspective to SMBs. Though she's a Systems Administrator at heart, she'd embraced the Cloud and the products under the Office 365 banner. She is a contributing author for many online publications and podcasts, and often travels to speak internationally. Follow her on Twitter @Cuff_S.



John Naguib

Office Servers and Services

John Naguib is an Office Servers and Services MVP. He's also a Solution Architect and Senior Consultant, with a deep knowledge of SharePoint. In addition, he has a strong .net application development background and is knowledgable in Office 365, Azure and several Microsoft products. John is a recognized expert within the IT industry, as he's published several gold award articles on Microsoft TechNet blogs and spoken at several events. He is based in Egypt. Follow him on Twitter @johnnaguib




Cloud and Data Center Management

Albert Duan is senior technical manager in TSTI (TATUNG SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES INC) where he focuses on Microsoft solution integrations, including Windows Azure Pack, VDI, System Center, Hyper-V, Azure and PowerShell automation. He teaches a cloud computing university course, in which he promotes Microsoft cloud and datacenter solutions. From 2012-2015, he was an instructor for TechDays Taiwan, with a focus on datacenter management, private cloud, and Hybrid cloud sessions. It's a great honor for him to be a Microsoft MVP. Follow him on Twitter @albert_duan.



robert-di-lelloEnterprise Mobility

Roberto Di Lello is a Senior Consultant in Infrastructure based on Microsoft products. With more than 10 years of experience in IT industry, Roberto is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified System Administrator: Messaging (MCSA+M) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS). He's worked in projects involving Migration, Implementation, as well as Support of Microsoft Windows Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Server and Communications environments. Roberto is one of the founders of Grupo Latinoamericano de Usuarios de Exchange (Exchange Server UG for LATAM based in Argentina), which has more than 400 Exchange Server Users in Latin America. Follow him on Twitter @RaDiansBlog.


su-fanWindows and Devices for IT

Fan Su, nicknamed gOxiA, is a ten year Windows and Device for IT MVP. He's the founder of the Microsoft Technology Alliance in Henan, and has a Microsoft product and technical information-rich blog, seen here. Keen on learning about and promoting Microsoft products and technologies, Fan specializes in Windows Client/Server technology, Windows SBS product, Windows Deployment, Office 365, Azure, Microsoft Virtualization technologies as well as IIS, DNS Hosting technology in the field of application. Follow him on Twitter @gOxiA.



damian-sinayBusiness Solutions

Damian Sinay has more than 15 years of experience in the software development and IT industry. He started working with .NET framework when Version 1.0 was in the beta stage. He is Microsoft MVP in Dynamics CRM development. Damian runs his own consulting firm, Remoting Coders, a Microsoft Partner Company specialized in Dynamics CRM, SharePoint, Team Foundation Server implementations and customizations as well as custom development in .NET and C# in general. He has previously authored CRM 2011 Unleashed, CRM 4.0 Unleashed, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Reporting and Business Intelligence books. Follow him on Twitter @damiansinay.



james-chambersMicrosoft Azure

James Chambers is a software developer and solutions designer, an advocate for excellence, a mentor and a student of the craft. He currently works in the financial industry with a focus on high-performance and scalable solutions based in the cloud. Though his passion is in the Microsoft stack, James carries a wealth of experience from a myriad of technologies, bringing value to projects through a diverse and eclectic background. Follow him on Twitter @CanadianJames.



screen-shot-2017-04-11-at-2-58-20-pmMicrosoft Azure (PAAS)

Daron Yondem has been a Microsoft Regional Director since 2009 and an MVP since 2008. He is a regular speaker at international conferences focusing on Microservices and Serverless. Daron currently works as a CTO in XOMNI Inc, a cloud company building PAAS offerings for retailers. Follow him on Twitter @daronyondem






Office Development

Tony Champion is a software architect with over 20 years of experience developing with Microsoft technologies. Tony is an active participant in the community as a Microsoft MVP, international speaker, published author, and blogger. He focuses on a wide range of technologies - from web solutions to native apps across platforms, including Windows, Xbox One, iOS, and Android. He can be found on his blog at and on twitter @tonychampion.






Scott Helmers has been a Visio MVP since 2008. He is the author of five books, including Visio 2016 Step by Step. He is a business process consultant, application designer, and trainer who is constantly fascinated and energized by the power of Visio. He is the co-inventor of TaskMap, a Visio add-in for documenting all aspects of any business process, and has assisted clients in 10 countries. When not at his keyboard he can be found riding his bicycle or dabbling in amateur theatre.  Follow him on Twitter @VisProcess.