About

Tobiasz “ANORAK” Koprowski lived in Breslau, Thorn, Danzig, Warschau, Krakau, Leicester. Actually living in small, but very important town in the north-end of Nottingham. Hucknall – The Byron’s Family Rest In Peace Area.

Areas of fascinations: Data Center, Windows Environment, SharePoint platform, SQL Server, Office 365, cloud computing, virtualization, security, licensing, hosting. Experienced in the field of Service Desk, Change and Configuration Management, high availability, plans and best practices ITIL and ISO. Participant of several Microsoft Programs: ITPro Momentum, Leadership Challenge, Community Terminology, Subject Matter Expert, Connect Partner Research Panel. Member of the Systems Engineers Club. Author of the Chapter 18th in charity book: MVP Deep Dives Vol II

In The Past (it is done and finished):
* Former President of Polish SQL Server User Group for 2010-2011 {LINK}
* Former Leader of Polish SQL Server User Group in Wroclaw {LINK}
* Creator and CEO of SQLDay Conference (2009-2011) {LINK}
* Director-at-Large EMEA Board at Global IT Community Association 2010-2011
* Vice-Chair EMEA Board at at Global IT Community Association 2011-2015
* PASS Programm Committee for 2010-2016 {LINK}
* Subject Matter Expert at CQURE (from 2012) {LINK}
* Member of the Board at Polish Information Processing Society (Lower Silesia District) {LINK}
* Member of the Board at Information Systems Security Association (Polish Chapter) {LINK}
* Co-Leader of Information Security Division with PTI {LINK}
* SQL Bits Conference Helper (from 2011-2016) {LINK}

Now and in Future (it was, is and will be):
* Freelance Consultant and Trainer
* Founder and CEO at Shadowland Consulting {LINK}
* Microsoft Certified Trainer (from 2010) {LINK}
* Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Data Platform (from 2010) {LINK}
* Co-Leader PASS East Midlands User Group {LINK}
* Friends of Redgate International Program (from 2011) {LINK}

Frequently speaker in the IT community meetings and conferences: England, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Norway, Iceland, Ukraine, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, China, Denmark, Slovakia, Netherland, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, United States, New Zealand, Australia – events such: SQL Saturday, SharePoint Saturday, Microsoft Ignite, Difinity Conference, SQLDay, Info Trams, Sinergija, InfoSEEK, Advanced Threat Summit, CISSP Days, Battle of The Beards, CareerCon, InfoMEET, CodeCamp, BIT Congress, SQL Konferenz, Global Windows Azure BootCamp, Mobility World and more…

Member of several community groups: Microsoft Security Solutions User Group, Polish SharePoint Group, Women in Technology, Comunidad de SharePoint de habla hispana, Professional Association of SQL Server, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Information Security Systems Association (ISSA). Collaborating with the publisher Apress (New York) for technical reviews also publishes its own reviews and articles. The owner of four professional blogs: ITPro [PL], Licensing [PL], this MVP blog [PL, EN] and music journalist blog [PL, EN] and private blog [PL]. Outside daily business and community work, a member of STEM Ambassadors Network in the UK.

In addition to the work involved in music journalism (reviews, interviews, news, promotion). He is interested in concert photography, hiking, and emergency medicine and oncology. Beard Owner. Coffee Addicted.


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