Thomas Rayner is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. Thomas was awarded the prestigious title of Honorary Scripting Guy by Ed “The Scripting Guy” Wilson in 2016. His background is in cloud and datacenter management, specializing in DevOps, systems and process automation, public, private and hybrid could, and PowerShell. Thomas is a prominent speaker, best-selling author, and instructor covering a vast array of IT topics. He's very active within the technical community and a variety of Microsoft technical and strategic teams. Thomas is the former President of the Edmonton Microsoft User Group. By day, Thomas works for PCL Constructors on their DevOps and Automation team. Thomas enjoys working with a wide variety of different products and technologies, particularly emerging and disruptive technologies and automation-related products. His position with PCL affords him the luxury of facing interesting challenges every day.