My name is Ryan Plant and I am a Strategic Architecture Advisor with the Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) group within Microsoft. As an Architecture Advisor I work with CIOs, CTOs, and Architects in helping them understand and establish strategic architecture within their businesses. I cover the Desert Mountain district which encompasses Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Las Vegas (and Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming).
I have 12 years experience in the Information Technology industry working as a Solutions Architect and CTO of major retail, travel, and telecommunications companies in North America. I am one of the first Microsoft Certified Solutions Architects to acheive the Microsoft Certified Architect credential and actively participate in mentoring, board reviews, and program administration/strategy.
My special interests and expertise lies in areas of Service-Orientation, EDGE architectures, Software-as-a-Service, Enterprise Architecture and IT Governance, .NET and J2EE application platforms, Business Intelligence, Dynamic Systems Initiative and various IT-related methodologies and frameworks. I seek to apply my knowledge and experience in these areas to customers who seek to establish an architecture strategy that aligns with the business.
If interested in the Microsoft Certified Architect program, strategic architecture in general, or anything else - please contact me.