Martyn CouplandHi Everyone! I'm Martyn, I've been in technology all of my working life, ever since leaving college, I've worked in various industries and worked in a number of roles from a Service Desk Analyst, programmer, Systems Engineer, Consultant, Architect and Senior Manager. I live in Hull, England with my wife and two boys.

Currently I am a Senior Azure Consultant with Ensono in the USA. I work with clients on their Microsoft Azure deployments, work on creative solutions to unleash the power of cloud for clients and speak to them about the adoption of DevOps.

Previously I worked for Virgin Atlantic, where I was the DevOps Technical Lead, I am a Microsoft Azure SME as well as having the responsibility of the implementation, education and development of DevOps with teams at the airline. I work closely with a number of people including management, information security, engineering teams and agile coaches to ensure our work is in line with our primary strategy.

Previously I worked for a Microsoft Azure managed service provider called Ensono for eight years. I was lucky enough to travel extensively with this role, visit customers and manage engineering teams, set the direction of those teams and manage a software development team.

I am also a DevOps Ambassador with the DevOps Institute. I work with the other ambassadors in the DevOps community to spread the word of what amazing things DevOps can do for your organisation.

I love to spend time with a business, really get a feel for technically what can be improved, what is holding them back from improvement and going to fix that problem, be that highlighting a process improvement, improving their technology or writing something in-house. I also speak at industry events such as Microsoft TechEd, Future Decoded, CloudExpo, ExpertsLive and a number of smaller, local community events. I'm always open to sharing my knowledge, if you'd like me to speak, get in touch on Twitter or via the blog.