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Symon Perriman is an internationally
recognized 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. He started in the technology industry
in 2002 and has been at Microsoft for over seven years, working with
multiple teams, including engineering, evangelism, technical
marketing, and product planning.
Symon holds several
patents and over two-dozen industry certifications, including
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MCSE Private Cloud, and
VMware Certified Professional (VCP). 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-hosts 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.
As the President and Founder of
(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 one hundred mobile apps on five platforms, including MobileQs, the top trivia
game for BlackBerry and Windows Phone.
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.
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).
was born in England and lived in Southampton 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.
currently lives in downtown Seattle with his wife and cat. He enjoys technology, college
basketball, NFL football, UFC, foosball, golf, 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 most of the Europe
and the Americas.
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