Barnaby Jeans is a Senior Technology Strategist with the Hosting and Managed Service Provider team at Microsoft Canada. Barnaby’s current focus is to help Canadian hosting providers build their cloud and managed service offerings as part of Microsoft’s Cloud OS Network and to help them expand their offerings into Azure.
Prior to returning to Microsoft Barnaby was the National Solution Specialist – Business Critical Applications at VMware Canada and most recently managed the Systems Engineering (pre-sales) team.
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 produced the TechDays events across Canada.
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 Cambridge, Ontario with his wife and two children.