About Me

Ryan is a Senior Cloud Solution Architect in the Industry Solutions (Defence) team at Microsoft

Prior to joining Microsoft on a full time basis, Ryan built his experience in the Microsoft Partner channel beginning in 2009. Ryan has held the positions of Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer, Solution Architect and latterly Cloud Solution Architect for a major oil and gas transformation in Aberdeen, Scotland. 

Ryan has international experience having worked in across Europe, the United States and within offshore markets such as Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. Experienced working extensively within Public Sector, Defence, Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Offshore, Health Care and Reinsurance industries. 

Experience working in environments up to SECRET classification. Skilled at application analysis to identify migration and remediation path (5 R’s - Rehost, Refactor, Revise, Rebuild & Replace). Solid understanding of Software Development principals (Containerisation, CI/CD, DevOps, Kubernetes, C#, .NET, SQL, Python, Go). Experience working with enterprise security tools such as Firewalls, IPS/IDS, Proxies, SIEM and DLP. Technically astute with in-depth knowledge of Azure and Microsoft 365. 

Ryan is also an active Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), having held this since 2017. My current Metrics that Matter (MTM) rating is 4.48/5 based on courses delivered in 2021. 

Hold active Developed Vetting (DV) security clearance. Outside of work Ryan enjoys golf, travelling, cars and scuba diving.