Barnaby in the cloud

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21 Jan 2010

About: Barnaby Jeans

Barnaby Jeans is a Senior Partner Development Manager in the One Commercial Partner group at Microsoft in Redmond. In this role Barnaby is responsible for working with Global Services partners to develop new Managed Services Practices including Azure and Azure Stack.

Prior to moving to Redmond, Barnaby was a Senior Technology Strategist with the Hosting and Managed Service Provider team at Microsoft Canada where he helped Canadian hosting providers build their cloud and managed service offerings and helped them expand their offerings into Azure.

Prior to returning to Microsoft Barnaby was the Director of Systems Engineering and managed the Central region presales team and was also the National Solution Specialist - Business Critical Applications at VMware Canada.

Prior to VMware Barnaby was part of the Developer and Platform evangelism team at Microsoft where his role was to connect with decision makers in development teams all across Canada to understand their challenges and to share their successes and stories of solutions built on the Microsoft platform. Barnaby’s focus was everything from traditional client development, through mobile, web, and onto the cloud and he was part of the responsible for connecting with the Canadian Developer and IT Pro communities through blogs, webcasts, community engagement and events.

Barnaby’s other roles prior to Microsoft include a role as the first Sales Engineer for Red Hat helping to establish their Canadian sales force, and before that, Barnaby worked as a technical Sales Consultant at Oracle focusing on enterprise architecture. Barnaby has been working with customers of all sizes across Canada and the US for almost 20 years.

In his free time, Barnaby enjoys digital photography and tinkering with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi.  Barnaby graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Science and currently lives in Redmond, WA with his wife and two children.