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About Patrick Hynds

DTS Founder, Speaker, Author and Consultant

Patrick is a recognized as a leader in the technology field. An expert on Microsoft technology and experienced with other technologies as well from storage systems to firewalls. Patrick has taught software development as well as Network Architecture and regularly takes on the role of consultant in which he enjoys mastering difficult troubleshooting assignments. A 1988 graduate of West Point and a Gulf War veteran, Patrick brings an uncommon level of dedication to his leadership role at DTS. Experienced in addressing business challenges with special emphasis on security issues involving leading-edge database, storage, web and hardware systems. Patrick often speaks at major technical conferences including: TechEd US, TechEd Hong Kong, the Middle East Developer's Conference in Cairo, Egypt, Microsoft Security Summit in New York and Boston, DevDays, Code Camp and many more. In spite of the demands of his management role at DTS, Patrick stays technical and in the trenches acting as Project Manager and/or developer/engineer on selected projects throughout the year.

Named by Microsoft in 1999 as their Microsoft Regional Director in Boston, Patrick enjoys a very close relationship with Microsoft and provides feedback and acts as the developer community voice as Microsoft plans the future of their products and platform. This close relationship allows DTS to help their customers chart a clear path through the technology. Patrick has also been honored by Microsoft with the Most Valued Professional (MVP) award in the area of Developer Security for almost 10 consecutive years. This award is given when Microsoft feels that someone has shown particular expertise and/or leadership in a particular technical area.

Patrick regularly contributes to the Software Developer (SD) Times on topics related to Microsoft's development technologies and overall product roadmaps.

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