Adnan Rafique – Technology Leader | CISM | 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

Masters in Technology Management

  • 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

Microsoft TechNet Article Published on Career in Cloud Computing
Cloud Careers Friday Feature: Adnan Rafique
Microsoft TechNet Article Published on Remote Work Place
Why remote workplaces remain a challenge for large enterprises

  • 09/24/2020 – Career in Cyber Security – IEEE NJIT
  • 09/14/2020 – Career in Cloud Computing – IEEE NJIT
  • 07/11/2020 -Introduction to Cloud Computing – IEEE NED Univ. Karachi
  • 07/11/2020 – Top 7 Emerging Technologies & Cloud Computing – IEEE Karachi Section
  • 07/11/2020 – Career in Cloud Security | delivered tech talk for CodeGirls Pakistan #womeninTechPK
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  • 05/28/2020 – 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 – Webinar Career in Cloud Computing – IEEE Ripah Univ. Pakistan
  • 04/11/2019 – 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