Chris O'Brien

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About me

Introduction I'm a technology leader with over 20 years' experience of working with Microsoft technologies to transform how organisations work, with the last decade in leadership roles. I'm the Products & Services Director at Advania UK and while more strategic these days, I have a background as a deep hands-on technologist - managing development teams, leading Microsoft 365 and SharePoint delivery, and writing code. I am one of a small number of Microsoft 365 ‘Most Valuable Professionals’ (for the last 16 consecutive years in my case) and regularly speak at Microsoft and industry events. In technology terms, my core strengths are around the Microsoft cloud stack – especially Microsoft 365, AI technologies such as Azure OpenAI, Syntex/SharePoint Premium, Microsoft Viva etc.) and Azure.