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Symon Perriman is a technology leader and entrepreneur based in Seattle who currently manages FanWide as their President & Founder, and 5nine Software as their Vice President of Business Development.  Symon also serves as an executive technical advisor for several enterprise software and hardware companies.

Symon is an internationally recognized business leader, industry expert, author, keynote presenter and technology personality.  His content gets viewed by millions of IT Professionals each year, across digital, print, online and social media, and he has established or managed business operations in over two dozen countries.  Prior to joining the startup world, he spent eight years at Microsoft, working with multiple teams, including engineering, evangelism, technical marketing, product planning, and cloud computing.
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Symon holds numerous technology patents and over two-dozen industry certifications and recognitions, including Microsoft MVP (Datacenter & Cloud), Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCSE Private Cloud, and VMware Certified Professional.  In 2013 he co-authored "Introduction to System Center 2012 R2 for IT Professionals" (Microsoft Press), has contributed to five other technical books, and co-hosted the weekly 'Edge Show' for IT Professionals.  He graduated from Duke University with degrees in Computer Science, Economics, and Film & Digital Studies, and also serves as a technical advisor for several startups.  

He taught himself to develop websites in 1997 before taking formal classes, had his first job in the tech industry in 2002, and began working at Microsoft in 2006 on the File Server team.  He spent 2007 through 2011 on the Windows Server High-Availability team as a Program Manager for clustering and virtualization technologies.  From 2011 through 2015 he was Microsoft's worldwide technical lead for virtualization, datacenter and management as a Senior Technical Evangelist.  In 2015 he left Microsoft to join the startup world, taking an executive role with 5nine Software and launching several of his own projects.


Symon graduated from Duke University (North Carolina) where 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). 

He enjoys technology, college basketball, NFL football, UFC, foosball, Frisbee, classic rock, electronic music, movies, modern art, classic painting, blackjack strategy, juggling and other ‘circus arts’.  His favorite pastime is traveling, and he has visited over sixty countries across six continents.

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