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Symon Perriman is a technology leader and entrepreneur based in Seattle who currently manages several organizations.  Today Symon splits his time between FanWide, where he serves as President, and 5nine Software as their Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. 

Symon is an internationally recognized business leader, industry expert, author, keynote presenter and technology personality. His technical content gets viewed by millions of IT Professionals each year, across digital, print, online and social media.  Prior to joining the startup world, he spent almost eight years at Microsoft, working with multiple teams, including engineering, evangelism, technical marketing, and product planning.
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Symon holds numerous 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.  

Symon started coding in 1997, had his first job in the tech industry in 2002, and joined 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.  There he designed features, managed the product release cycle, and led community programs contributing towards the products' most successful releases ever.


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). 

Symon 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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