Marcel de Vries
Microsoft MVP in Visual Studio and Development Technologies
Marcel is the co-founder and CTO of Xpirit, a high end consulting firm based in Hilversum, Netherlands. He co-founded Xpirit in 2014 as a spin off from Xebia Netherlands. Together with Xebia he helps customers with Digital Transformation, Agile Consulting and Full Stack development with both Microsoft and open source products. Marcel spends most of his time looking at how new emerging technologies, a shift in mindset and a new way of work, can help organizations get software in production faster. Helping organizations transform towards a high speed, innovative and productive organization has become my passion.
Marcel Loves to learn new technologies and teach others what he has learned. Besides his work as CTO he also work as a consultant in the field of Application Lifecycle Management, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, Cloud/Web scale application architectures and Cross platform Enterprise Mobile app development with Xamarin. Marcel is a frequent speaker at leading industry conferences. He has delivered sessions at events like Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft //Build, Microsoft TechDays, Visual Studio Live!, Devintersection, Xebicon, and Techorama. Marcel hosts several meetups in his region on Microsoft Azure, Xamarin and ALM.
In his spare time he is also an author of online courses at Pluralsight. Marcel has been awarded by Microsoft the Microsoft ALM MVP award for 11 consecutive years and he is also a Microsoft Regional Director since 2008.