Simon Guest is the General Manager of Custom Application Development at Neudesic, where he works with organizations to develop solutions using mobile, cloud, and Web technologies.
Prior to joining Neudesic, and named as one of “Microsoft’s Key Employee Losses of 2010″ by eWeek, Simon was with the Redmond-based company for almost 10 years, as Senior Director of Technical Strategy, leading the Platform Architecture Team, and as Editor-in-Chief of the Microsoft Architecture Journal.
Before joining Microsoft, Simon held architect-level positions at many organizations, including Zoho Corporation, a Silicon Valley startup; Conchango, a UK based consultancy; and GEC in its semiconductor manufacturing division.
Simon was born in England, and holds a Masters Degree in IT Security from the University of Westminster, London, and a Higher National Certificate in Software Engineering from Plymouth College. Simon is a certified IT Architect (CITA-P), a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS), and a regular speaker at conferences worldwide, including being awarded a place on Sun Microsystems’ “Speaker Hall of Fame” on two occasions. In addition to speaking, Simon enjoys writing, is the author of numerous articles, patents, and books, and maintains an active blog at http://simonguest.com.