Mike Nelson

Mike Nelson


My career in information technology spans over two decades, involving a vast array of technologies and solutions. I have held roles in corporate management, architecture, and engineering, as well is in industry consulting, providing me with a wide range of hands-on experiences. I have a strong passion for virtualization of all makes and models, both from a technical and visionary point of view. My focus is always evolving, and includes DevOps and hybrid cloud, with major projects in VDI, multi-tenant SaaS, DaaS, and wire data analytics.

I am honored to have received the Microsoft MVP award for Cloud and Datacenter Management, as and to have been chosen as a Microsoft Azure Advisor. I am also a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) and have served as an expert advisor on Netscaler and XenDesktop for the Citrix Education team. In addition, I am a VMware vExpert and serve as a VMware User Group (VMUG) Leader.

I enjoy mentoring and giving presentations, and I strive to learn more every day.

I live in the Midwest US with my wife and two sons, and I enjoy spending time with them, traveling the world, and tinkering with just about any gadget you can image.