All IglooConf speakers are world-class public speakers with years of experience in real-life production-level implementations. IglooConf is an unique event in Finland.


To relive our event from last year, check out our session recordings at Channel 9.

Confirmed speakers. Stay tuned for more!

Alan Smith

@alansmith

Eldert Grootenboer

@egrootenboer

Mark Simms

@mabsimms

Magnus Mårtensson

@noopman

Sakari Nahi

@sakarinahi

Steef-Jan Wiggers

@steefjan

Teemu Tapanila

@tapanilat

Sessions

Alan Smith

Alan Smith is a Microsoft Azure developer, trainer, mentor and evangelist at Active Solution in Stockholm. He has a strong hands-on philosophy and focusses on embracing the power and flexibility of cloud computing to deliver engaging and exciting demos and training courses.Alan has held the MVP title for 13 years, and is currently an MVP for Microsoft Azure. He is in the organization team for the CloudBurst conference and the Global Azure Bootcamp./p>

Building a Telemetry Pipeline with Azure Event Hubs, Azure Service Bus, Azure Stream Analytics and SignalR

"On-line gaming, application monitoring and Internet of Things (IoT) projects often generate high volume telemetry streams. Processing these telemetry streams effectively, creating live reporting and archiving telemetry data for analysis can add great value to the solution. Microsoft Azure provides a number of highly scalable services that can be leveraged to create a scalable and highly available telemetry pipeline with minimal development and management overhead. Understanding how to work with these technologies effectively in your projects will be a valuable asset.
In this demo intensive session Alan will build and demonstrate a telemetry pipeline for an on-line racing game using Azure Service Bus Event Hubs, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Service Bus Brokered Messaging, Azure Storage, SignalR and an Azure Web App. He will show how the services can be created, configured and integrated with each other in a matter of minutes. The telemetry pipeline will feature an archive channel to store driver telemetry data and a web based live driver tracker hosted in Azure. He will also cover the usage of this architecture for the Global Racing Game Lab that featured at the 2017 Global Azure Bootcamp showing how the services held up in a real-world high load scenario.".


Eldert Grootenboer

Eldert is an Azure MVP and Integration Architect from the Netherlands, currently working at Motion10, mainly focused on IoT, Azure integration and BizTalk Server. He comes from a .NET background, and has been in IT since 2006. He has been working with BizTalk since 2010 and since then has expanded into Azure and surrounding technologies as well. Eldert loves working in integration projects, as each project brings new challenges and there is always something new to learn. In his spare time Eldert likes to be active in the integration community and get his hands dirty on new technologies. He can be found on Twitter at @egrootenboer and has a blog at http://blog.eldert.net/.

Using Azure to build intelligent bots

In this session, we will see how we can use the Microsoft Bot Framework to create intelligent bots. Using Azure we will make our bot extremely powerful, by leveraging LUIS, Logic Apps, Functions and more. This combination gives us the option to interact with our systems in a natural and engaging way.


Mark Simms

Mark is an architect on the Microsoft Azure engineering team, and lead of the Patterns and Practices group. He works with customers building out the largest and most challenging applications and services on Azure, then turning those experiences into best practices and guidance at http://www.github.com/mspnp/. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mark worked on a broad range of software project and platforms, from embedded digital design, seismic visualization optimization, through live site operations for a SaaS platform.

Tales from the Trenches

Millions of requests per hour. Global coverage. Rapid feature deployments. Zero down time. These are the requirements that burst down the door during conditions of extreme success and viral growth. During this session, Mark will share some of the stories of the good, bad, and ugly choices he's helped customers work through when building out large scale cloud services, as well as perspectives on working inside one of the world's largest software companies..


Magnus Mårtensson

Magnus is Founder/CEO of Loftysoft a Microsoft Regional Director and a Microsoft Azure Most Valuable Professional. He is a consultant, tutor, process coach, technical lead and an international speaker. Some of his passions include connecting with audiences and organizing online and global conferences such as CloudBurst and GlobalAzure Bootcamp. As the first Azure MVP in the Nordic countries in 2012 he was awarded MVP of the year. He is also an Azure Insider, an Azure Advisor and an ASP.NET Insider and is a go-to person for Microsoft regarding Enterprise Cloud Consulting. Magnus has been a consultant for over 1½ decade and has the maximum possible experience time consulting on the Azure Platform.

Azure Global Application Perspectives

Building and running a service for a truly global audience has always been the ultimate challenge for any business, for any application developer and for any DevOps team. In this session, we will discuss global perspectives on running your application tier in a scalable way: WebApps/APIs, Traffic Manager and Serverless. We will discuss the new Cosmos DB service offering in Azure and it's built in global sync with little more than a press of a button on your end: data was always the final frontier of globalization of your app. We will take a quick look at Continuous Delivery for global Applications and peek at what it takes to monitor this kind of an environment. Naturally this is a very big set of topics which means this session is aimed to give an overview, spark a discussion and provide some directional and inspirational input.


Sakari Nahi

Sakari Nahi is the Coding Executive Officer and co-founder of Kompozure Ltd, a Finland-based company focusing in building challenging Microsoft Azure PaaS custom solutions since 2011. Sakari is also an Azure MVP. He is the co-host of the Finnish Microsoft-scene podcast Ikkunastudio (http://ikkunastud.io), as well as a key organizer of Finland Azure User Group (https://www.meetup.com/Finland-Azure-User-Group/).
Sakari has developed professionally since 2002 and Microsoft .NET 1.0. He identifies himself as a coder, and he is passionate about distributed PaaS solutions, emerging technologies, and synergies thereof.


Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan is a Microsoft MVP, blogger, author and frequent public speaker. He has over 15 years of experience as a technical lead developer and application architect, specializing in custom applications, enterprise application integration (BizTalk), Web services and Microsoft Azure. He works for Macaw The Netherlands as Principal Consultant.
Steef-Jan has faced integration and cloud challenges in a diverse range of industries, where he has done architecting, designing, developing, and supporting sophisticated and innovative software using many different Microsoft technologies and products.

Azure - Plug & Play Architecture

Microsoft Azure Platform offers a wide range of services, predominantly PaaS services. And building a solution architecture you will use various of these pluggable services. In this session a few real world Azure solution architectures will be discussed with 'plug & play' view. Why, how the solution where designed that way, pitfalls, alternatives, constraints and lessons learned.


Teemu Tapanila

Teemu Tapanila is a solution-oriented technical professional with focus Azure and mobile. He's Microsoft Azure MVP for 3 years running and believes that cloud technologies combined with great user experience are the keys to successful digital transformation. He applies his passion and expertise to his work. Teemu has been working with Microsoft Azure since 2011 in a variety of forums ranging from customer advisory to conference presentations.


Organizers

Sakari Nahi

@sakarinahi

Karl Ots

@fincooper

Teemu Tapanila

@tapanilat