Koenraad Haedens

Cloud Architect

Koenraad Haedens has +20 years of deep-technical IT client, server, and data center experience. Having started on mainframe and Unix systems at the Belgian Military, he decided to start his own business a few years later, providing hosting and managed services to small and midsize businesses in Belgium. Owning their own data centers helped in mastering VMware, SAN, complex firewalling, Hyper-V, private cloud environments, as well as embracing (Microsoft) cloud solutions as an early adopter. Last year, Koenraad sold his company to entirely focus on Azure, Office 365, and EMS, by balancing technical project delivery and providing architect readiness workshops all over Europe. Koenraad holds several industry certifications but is most proud of his MCSE (1999-2018) and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT 2006-2019) credentials for so many years. Presenting at industry conferences and local user group events has become a real passion, allowing him to share his enthusiasm as a speaker, but still being technical-savvy as well. Follow Koenraad on twitter @khaedens or LinkedIn.