Meet The Speakers

David Northey

David Northy

Senior Program Manager, Windows Server and System Center (WSSC) product group, Microsoft

Dave Northey is a long term veteran of Microsoft Ireland and has been the “friendly face of Microsoft” to the Irish IT Professional audience for “a long time”!  Dave’s recent move into Engineering and Research puts him right in the middle of Windows Server, System Center and Enterprise Client – which makes him the perfect candidate to keynote this event.

Twitter: @DaveNorthey

Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/

Aidan Finn (MVP: Hyper-V)


Technical Sales Lead, MicroWarehouse Ltd.

Aidan Finn has worked in IT since 1996 in large and small environments, specialising in virtualisation, systems management, and Windows Server.  He works for MicroWarehouse, promoting and educating about Microsoft infrastructure solutions with resellers in Ireland.  Aidan blogs on his own site, contributes to the Petri IT Knowledgebase, and has written books such as Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Installation And Configuration Guide.

Twitter: @joe_elway

Blog: http://www.aidanfinn.com/

Damian Flynn (MVP: System Center and Datacenter Management)


Infrastructure Architect, Lionbridge

Damian is currently focused on Cloud Technologies in the Converged Datacentre, with perspective on Service Management Automation for repeatable processes in “Dev/Ops” scenarios, leveraging Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Microsoft’s Azure Pack.  He has a keen interest in Cloud Computing from both a business strategy and technical viewpoint and has presented sessions on building and maaging Private/Hybrid Clouds at a number of industry events. Damian authored the Cloud chapters on two books – Microsoft Private Cloud Computing (Sybex), and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide (Sybex), is active in many MS Programs, is a Microsoft MVP, blogs at www.damianflynn.com and www.petri.co.il, and has published a number of white papers, technical articles and webinars.

Twitter: @damian_flynn

Blog: http://www.damianflynn.com

Kevin Greene (MVP: System Center and Datacenter Management)


System Center Subject Matter Expert, Ergo

Kevin Greene, Microsoft System Center Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP, is a consultant leading the System Center practice for Ergo in Dublin. He has presented at numerous events and conferences on System Center and Windows Server and is co-author of Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager (Sybex, 2012) and Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2 (Sybex, 2013).

Twitter: @kgreeneit

Blog:  http://kevingreeneitblog.blogspot.ie/

Paul Keely (MVP: System Center and Datacenter Management)

Paul Keely

Principle Infront Consulting Group Europe

I have been working on some of the biggest System Center projects with worldwide deployments.  Our company has been driving an automation framework with Service Manager to help companies automate an and manager their environments in private, hybrid an public cloud scenarios.

Blog: http://Paulkeely.blogspot.com

Niall Brady (MVP: System Center Configuration Manager)

Niall Brady

Lead IT Analyst, Tetra Pak

I’m an Irishman living in Sweden, I have 3 wonderful kids (all boys), I work with Configuration Manager 2012 and specialize in OSD. When not working I like spending time with the family or working on my old Mercedes car from 1962.

Twitter: @ncbrady

Blog/Forum: http://www.windows-noob.com

Patrick Herlihy

Microsoft IT

David McCormick


Paul Shanahan