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Symon Perriman is a recognized industry expert in datacenter management, private cloud, virtualization, high-availability, disaster recovery, mobile technologies and social media.  He currently works for Microsoft while running FanWide LLC.  As Microsoft’s corporate Technical Evangelist covering Private Cloud, System Center & Virtualization he presents to hundreds-of-thousands of IT Professionals worldwide about datacenter technologies at industry events, conferences, webcasts and technical trainings.  He has contributed to four technical books, has two patents, has had his work featured in PC Magazine, and has produced hundreds of technical presentations, trainings, webcasts, radio and news shows in multiple media for the Channel 9 Edge Show and Microsoft TechNet website for IT Professionals. 

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As the President and Founder of FanWide Technologies (FanWide LLC), Symon directs mobile and web development, technical consulting, domain name and trivia services.  FanWide has worked with over 250 contractors to produce several websites and over 90 mobile apps on five platforms, including MobileQs, the top trivia game for BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7. 

Symon started coding in 1997, began working in the tech industry in 2002, and started at Microsoft in 2006 on the File Server team.  He spent 2007 through 2011 on the Server High-Availability team as a Program Manager for the Failover Clustering and Network Load Balancing technologies.  There he designed features, managed the product release cycle and led community programs contributing towards the products' most successful releases ever.

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Symon is an alumnus of Duke University (North Carolina).  There he was an active member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the Vice President of the Duke Investment Club.  Symon graduated with a double major (B.S.) in Computer Science and Economics, as well as receiving a Certificate in Film, Video and Digital Studies.  He also took additional classes in computer science and business at Johns Hopkins University (Maryland) and in economics at the London School of Economics (England).
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Symon was born in England and lived there until age 9 when his family moved to the US.  While living in Madison (New Jersey), Symon attended Newark Academy in Livingston, served as the captain of his (American) football team.  He was also an active member of the track team, community service council, quiz bowl team and Boy Scouts.  He earned his Eagle Scout award after a service project collecting thousands of books for school libraries and American troops serving overseas. 

Symon currently lives in downtown Seattle.  He enjoys technology, college basketball, NFL, UFC, foosball, golf, Frisbee, classic rock, electronic music, movies, modern art, classic painting, blackjack strategy, juggling and other ‘circus arts’.  He has traveled extensively throughout the US, Europe and the Americas.

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