This is the main technology blog written and maintained by Australian Microsoft IT consultant, Rob Sanders.
Rob is a professional IT consultant and certified TOGAF 9.1 Enterprise Architect with over 15 years of commercial IT expertise working for small, medium and large enterprise customers and clients as well as state and federal governments within Australia and internationally.
Of these fifteen years, seven have been served in a professional consultancy capacity, three as a project manager and nine years as an architect and fifteen years in professional software engineering and architecture.
In the past decade, Rob has worked with several large enterprises such as Microsoft (Microsoft Consulting Services – Solutions Development Centre, via Readify) and Visa, as well as many well known businesses in Australia including Optus Telecommunications, Woolworths, Ticketek and the Queensland Government (Child Services and Youth Justice) to name but a few.
Recently engaged at the Office of the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) in Canberra, Rob currently resides in the ACT, Australia where he is a Senior Consultant and Solutions Architect for international technology consultancy firm CGI.
Rob has given detailed technical presentations at many user groups and conferences at venues such as Microsoft TechEd, SQL Code Camp, VanDev Meetup Group, Readify Tech Ready and some corporate events.
Although the majority of Rob’s technical expertise is Microsoft focused, he is considered an “all rounder” with hands-on professional experience in software design and architecture, software development lifecycle (and application lifecycle management), Agile development (MSF), designing network architecture, technical training and presentations, architecture analysis and client/project management.
Rob has previously lived in Sydney and Brisbane (Australia) and also in Vancouver (Canada) and more recently in HangZhou (China).