With over 12 years’ experience delivering solutions on the Microsoft platform across industry sectors, Rick is a developer, architect, speaker and author on distributed .NET technologies and is the General Manager of the Connected Systems Practice at Neudesic.
Rick focuses on helping mid-market and large enterprise clients to transform their business by designing solutions that drive transparency, differentiation and innovation by combining modern, iterative software engineering methodologies with the collective capabilities of the Microsoft Platform to help close the value gap.
Rick specializes in distributed technologies such as Microsoft .NET, Windows Communication Foundation, Workflow Foundation, Windows Server AppFabric, and Windows Azure to deliver business value and drive revenue while reducing operational costs.
Rick serves as a member of the Microsoft Application Platform Partner Advisory Council as well as an advisor to Microsoft as a long-time member of the Business Platform and Azure Technology Advisors group. As a five-time Microsoft Connected Systems MVP, Rick is an active speaker, writer and passionate community advocate in the national .NET community. Rick is the President and Co-Founder of the Phoenix Connected Systems User Group, celebrating three years in operation. Recent presentations include talks at the Microsoft SOA and Business Process Conference in Redmond, WA, Microsoft TechEd in New Orleans, LA, Desert Code Camp, and numerous Microsoft roadshow events throughout North America. Rick is a frequent contributor to industry publications such as CODE Magazine and maintains a technical blog focused on Microsoft distributed technologies at http://www.rickgaribay.net