Adnan Rafique – Technology Leader | Mentor | I.T, Coach | Speaker | Trainer
A multitalented and highly dedicated IT leader, who offers skills in cloud security and governance, digital transformation, project management, IT Leadership and problem solving. With over 20 years of experience, he has delivered highly complex projects including cloud migrations for the top fortune 50 companies.
He has experience working with organizational transformations and leading teams that evaluate risks, articulate issues, develop consensus, raise awareness, solve problems and improve operational efficiencies.
He is a technical writer at ExchangeITPro blog, as well as a regular speaker for various international IT conferences.
Degree and Certifications
- Cloud Security Knowledge Foundation all courses/module
- Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals
- Microsoft Specialist: Designing and Deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Chartered Member
- MCSE: Messaging 2013
- MCSA: Office 365
- MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuration
- MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010
- MCPS: Microsoft Certified Professional
- MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Configuration
Giving Back To Community
Speaking sessions and contributions
- M365 Virtual Marathon Speaking Session | Network Security is not enough when it comes to Cloud Identity
- 01/2016-06/2019 –Microsoft MVP | Office Apps and Services
- 04/17/2020 – Delivered Security Talk for Morris County Chamber of Commerce
- 04/11/2020 – User Group Talk North Jersey .NET UG – “Does your enterprise have an IT cloud strategy“
- 03/20/2017 – User Group Talk MS Azure UG – “Exploring Groups in Office 365“
- 02/14/2017 – NYC Exchange User Group – “Does Your Enterprise have IT Cloud Strategy“
- 02/2016 – Delivered a session on Office 365 for Business at Microsoft Store Willowbrook Mall Wayne NJ.
- 2014-Microsoft Unified Communication User Group Founder and Speaker (Iselin NJ)
- 2012-TechEd 2012 North America Speaker – Birds Of Feather session with Exchange MVPs.
- 2012-Director-at-Large at Global IT Community Association (GITCA)
- 2009-Delivered a session on HYVER-Core at Windows Ent. UG in NYC
- 2008-Winner of UAE Web Awards UAE
- 2008-Awarded Chartered IT Professional (CITP) at British Computer Society
- 2008-Former Events Co-coordinator at British Computer Society Abu Dhabi UAE
- 2008-Former Young Professional Group Leader at British Computer Society Abu Dhabi
- 2008-Former Professional Member of British Computer Society
- 2007Event’s Organizer with Windows IT Pro Magazine (Penton Media) for Exchange 2007 and SQL Roadshows
- 2007-Winner of NPA Top Of The Mark Volunteer AWARD
- 2006-Founder TECHIES User Group formed in CT-USA and Dubai-UAE with Culminis USA
- 2006-Winner of Speaker Of The Year Award by IEEE UAE