Colin Melia is an architect, entrepreneur, trainer, speaker and author with deep knowledge of the latest Microsoft technologies, proven problem solving skills, hands-on ingenuity for creating new solutions, and the ability to communicate rich and complex ideas to both technical professionals and business leaders. Colin has 20+ years of hands-on experience delivering solutions in finance, e-learning, telecommunications, and Internet-related industries. His work has encompassed rich XAML UIs for Windows Store Apps, WPF, and Silverlight; cloud development with Azure; BI with SQL Server; and core technologies such as .NET, OData, WCF, WF, LINQ and WIF. He has held the role of Microsoft Regional Director, and has received Microsoft’s MVP award for several years. He developed and delivered North America’s first Windows Phone boot camp tour, and has solutions running live on Windows Azure. His clients have included O2, HP, Intel, Microsoft, and WPP.