Nick Colyer has over 16 years of experience in the IT Industry and currently leads the Cloud Management and Automation Practice at Ahead LLC. At Ahead, Nick focuses on emerging technologies and methodologies for helping customers intelligently manage their workloads On-Premises and in the Public Cloud. Prior to his current position, Nick spent six years as an enterprise automation lead for TransUnion and Catamaran, where he developed a team focused on standards and automated delivery of IT services to drive a true self service experience. Nick, also works with vendors to help them created pre-packaged automated workflows and code for customers to utilize. Nick often speaks at conferences including VMWorld (2013/2016), the Looking Ahead Tech Summit (2014-2016), VMware User Groups, as well as tailored briefings for large enterprise companies across the United States. Nick has been selected regularly as a vExpert since 2014 and holds many certifications from VMware, Microsoft, and 3rd parties. You can regularly find Nick at community events as well as writing articles on the blog 2ninjas1blog which focuses around Cloud and Automation.