Johan Grobler is the CEO/Co-Founder of Synegrate, a Southern California based software consulting company specializing in Microsoft cloud technologies that includes data, integration and productivity. Synegrate is focused on providing value to customers with thought leadership and best of breed technology solutions.
Johan has over twenty years’ experience in the IT industry as a consultant and business owner in Microsoft centric organizations (Gold partners) locally and internationally. Johan has co-authored a book (Active directory planning) in 2003 and has been presenting at Microsoft Tech Ed events.
He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and keeps abreast of the newest technological innovations through continued education, membership in local roundtables and ongoing interaction with Microsoft Corporation.
As Chief Technology Officer, Riaan brings over 20 years of experience in Microsoft based technologies to the table. Riaan has a passion for technology, which is in turn complemented by his deep technical knowledge in integration, web and data solutions.
Riaan is an integration, data and web expert, with most of his career spent in architecture and development. He furthermore is a strong supporter of Microsoft’s cloud first, mobile first strategy and has aligned Synegrate with this strategy. He is also a member of the elite Microsoft Virtual Technology Specialist (VTSP) team, a small group of selected industry experts working as an extension to the Microsoft Technology Specialist teams. He has a strong relationship with Microsoft as a valued partner in implementing enterprise solutions on top of Microsoft Azure.
He has a strong track record of working with clients to deliver results in cloud enablement strategies and integration architectures. Riaan has worked with clients across the globe, delivering solutions and architectures of various scale, load and criticality.
Gautam is a Sr. Cloud Integration Architect at Synegrate with his main expertise being Microsoft Azure and BizTalk Server. He has been engaging with various customers to modernize their enterprise web and integration landscapes with a core focus on cloud and server-less computing.
His current focus areas include integration workloads in Azure, such as App Service, Logic Apps, API Apps, Azure functions, Enterprise Integration Pack, API Management and BizTalk Server 2016.
Prior to Synegrate, Gautam was with Microsoft as a PFE (Premier Field Engineer). His responsibilities included driving the success of enterprise integrations using Microsoft BizTalk Server within customer IT operations, by providing deep technical skills for proactive and reactive delivery that involve technically complex, enterprise-scale environments.
Gautam holds certifications in Developing Microsoft Azure Solutiosn and Microsoft BizTalk Server (MSTS). He is also the co-author of Robust Cloud Integration with Azure, which is featured on Packt.
Usman has over 15 years experience in software engineering, specializing in Enterprise Integrations, SOA and Cloud hosted solutions. Working as a principal consultant, Usman has successfully delivered solutions in Retail, Financials, Manufacturing & Healthcare industry verticals. Usman uses his professional skills both a project manager as well as a software architect in delivering complete and reliable solutions to his clients as well as many enterprise wide SOA implementations for financial institutions.
His technical expertise include Service Oriented Architecture/Integration Technologies and Business Intelligence, Microsoft technologies such as BizTalk, Azure Logic Apps, WCF, SharePoint, C#, and Database technologies such as Oracle and SQL Server to name a few. Usman is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for BizTalk Server & Azure. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science.
Usman has been blogging since 2005 at https://usmanshaheen.wordpress.com/