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Microsoft Tech Summit Birmingham

Missed a session or keynote? Visit the Microsoft Tech Community to experience the full lineup of content presented in Birmingham. Learn, share, and collaborate to further build your cloud skills.

Event overview

Build your cloud skills

Free technical learning event with Microsoft’s top cloud engineers across Azure and Microsoft 365. Whether you’re developing innovative apps or delivering optimised solutions, Microsoft Tech Summit can help evolve your skills, deepen your expertise, and grow your career.

Customise your learning

Whether you’re already cloud-savvy or just getting started, there is something for everyone. Discover the latest trends, tools, and product roadmaps at more than 80 sessions covering a range of focus areas and topics – from keynotes and breakouts to hands-on labs.

Connect with experts

Take advantage of the event Hub, a gathering place where you can learn, network, meet partners, visit the community theater, and more! You’ll also have access to experts who can help you get the most out of the cloud – ask your toughest questions, share best practices, and provide feedback.

Get inspired

The cloud is changing expectations – and transforming the way we live and work. Learn how Microsoft’s cloud platform can help you lead your organisation through real digital transformation – and shape your future.

Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour

Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group

Tech Summit | January 25, 2018

Learn how to better develop, deploy, and manage cloud applications at this one-day, free, code-first event for developers coming to Tech Summit Birmingham. Join Scott Guthrie – Microsoft's Executive Vice President of Cloud and Enterprise known for his red shirt – as he codes live onstage and demonstrates how Azure can help you solve some of your most complex developer problems. Whether you're new to the cloud or a seasoned expert, Scott’s deep-dive into Microsoft’s cloud services, advanced workloads, and capabilities will help you build your skills on the intelligent cloud.


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Tech Summit featured keynote

Julia White

Corporate Vice President, Azure and Security Marketing

Julia leads marketing for Microsoft Azure. She works with engineering, leading the direction of Azure and helping guide customers' success in using Azure services. In addition to Azure, Julia leads marketing for Enterprise Mobility + Security, Operations Management + Security, including hybrid and on-premises infrastructure. In addition to the services she oversees, she leads Microsoft's National Cloud & Datacenter marketing; bringing the Microsoft cloud to geographies across the world.

Featured keynotes

Nicole Herskowitz

Microsoft Azure: Cloud for All

Nicole Herskowitz, General Manager, Microsoft Azure

Azure is the cloud that can meet the most rigorous and mission critical requirements of governments and enterprise customers. Azure uniquely unlocks cloud-based success for all of our customers by focusing on innovation in four key areas: enabling IT and developer productivity, hybrid cloud, AI solutions, and how we ensure trust through security, privacy, and cost controls.

Nicole Herskowitz

General Manager, Microsoft Azure

Nicole has worked at Microsoft for more than 15 years, and is responsible for Microsoft Azure product marketing focused on application platform services and solutions. Prior to working on the Azure business, Nicole held several leadership roles in product marketing and sales operations for the Developer Tools business. Nicole started her career at Microsoft in the Office Division specifically the SharePoint and Project businesses. During her time at Microsoft, Nicole’s responsibilities have included core marketing functions, sales strategy and execution and product planning in both worldwide and European offices. Prior to joining Microsoft, Nicole worked for a small technology company focused on a customer relationship management SaaS solution for small businesses.

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Create a modern workplace with Microsoft 365

Stella Chernyak, Senior Director, Office 365

The workplace is transforming and today’s IT professionals are at the center of this transformation – embedded in the business, leading the conversation, architecting solutions. For IT, that means evolving how you think about the tools you deliver for your organisation. Microsoft 365 integrates the best across Windows 10, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security, into a complete, intelligent, and secure solution. Learn how you can take advantage of the latest tools to simplify management and deliver up-to-date security, while enabling a modern workplace for your users.

Stella Chernyak

Senior Director, Office 365

As a Senior Director for Microsoft 365 and Office 365 Enterprise Audience Marketing, Stella is responsible for the Microsoft 365 enterprise story and value proposition. Her team is driving Microsoft 365 product messages, industry scenarios, customer success stories, and a number of enterprise marketing activities, including events and direct customer connections with technical and business decision makers. Prior to joining the Office marketing team, Stella had been with the Windows team for 17 years, most recently driving Windows enterprise product marketing.

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Sessions on demand


Day 1 Conference Agenda

8:00am – 9:30am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30am – 12:00pm

Microsoft 365 Keynote


Azure Keynote

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch and Networking

1:00pm – 5:45pm

IT Pro Breakouts | Developer Breakouts


IT Pro Breakouts | Developer Breakouts

5:45pm – 6:45pm

Ask the Experts Reception

Day 2 Conference Agenda

8:30am – 9:30am

Continental Breakfast

9:30am – 1:00pm

Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour



IT Pro Breakouts | Developer Breakouts


1:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch and Networking

2:00pm – 5:30pm

Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour



IT Pro Breakouts | Developer Breakouts



Birmingham, United Kingdom

National Exhibition Centre (NEC)

Birmingham B40 1NT

United Kingdom

For transportation options and directions, visit National Exhibition Centre (NEC).

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