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Symon Perriman currently leads 5nine Software, a Microsoft security and management partner, as their Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, along with ScorchCenter, a System Center ISV, as their Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder.  He 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. He started in the technology industry in 2002 and recently spent almost eight years at Microsoft, 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.
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Additonally, 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 one hundred mobile apps on five platforms, including MobileQs, the top trivia game for BlackBerry and Windows Phone. 

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.

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 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. 

Symon 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 dozens of countries around the world.

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