Public speaking

Starting as a software engineer and trainer for many years, I co-founded a consulting company Xpirit in 2014. Xpirit is part of the Xebia group and part of my job as CTO and Managing Director is to speak at various events around the world. I have had the pleasure to be on the stage of many industry-leading conferences. E.g. Techorama, Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Build, Tech-Ed, Visual Studio Live, DevIntersection, etc. My talks vary based on the conference from deep technical talks to more inspirational talks, workshops, and keynotes. You can find more information on my most recent talks when you look at my profile at sessionize.com here.

I also love to present at company events, user groups, and smaller in-company events. The sessions are often the kick-off of an important change or transformation in the organization or a new special project that is started.

Based on my presence in the community, presentations worldwide and online courses that I create for Pluralsight.com, I have been awarded the Microsoft MVP award and am a Regional Director for Microsoft since 2008.

My specialty lies in a variation of technical and inspirational talks, that helps shift the mindset of the audience to embrace changes often long overdue to technical changes that are constantly taking place in the world.

Would you like to book me for an event, an in-company event, or a user group gathering, then please reach out to me on Twitter @marcelv or via email vriesmarcel@hotmail.com