External Contributions

Over the past few years, I have contributed to the community by means of speaking engagements, panels and various other engagements.

Here are some external contributions I’ve made.

Microsoft MVP Award

Windows Insider MVP – 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022

Microsoft Customer Stories

April 8 2022 – A Microsoft Customer Story on my work leading Tower’s journey to a Microsoft Modern Workplace using Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Microsoft 365

Microsoft Future of Hybrid Work

April 5 2022 – Microsoft streamed the Future of Hybrid work event. In the IT Management and Hybrid Work session, I was quoted:

External Blogs

10 July 2019 – Microsoft Tech Community – Humans of IT Blog
How Neurodiversity changed my career and life

02 December 2019 – Deptive Blog
Implementing change and managing devices: An insider’s guide to Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Humans of IT Community Ambassador 

FY 2021 Humans of IT Community Ambassador



PB Tech – Microsoft Modern Collaboration Virtual Panel – March 30 2021 – Auckland, New Zealand

PB Tech Business held a virtual panel for IT managers and technology decision-makers on how businesses can navigate the path from legacy file management to modern collaboration tools.


PB Tech – Microsoft Virtual Panel – November 24 2020 – Auckland, New Zealand

The PB Tech Business teams hosts IT managers and technology decision-makers in a virtual panel, a short and sweet digital event in an exciting, interactive format.

Microsoft Ignite the Tour – February 13–14, 2020 – Sydney, Australia

BRK10083 – Imposter Syndrome Banishing Spell – With Dona Sarkar

BRK30016 – Why and how you should use the Microsoft Insider Programs to get ahead of the next Update – With Vivek Elangovan

M365 May Australia & New Zealand – May 20 2020 – Virtual Event

Panel – Building a workplace for the next generation

Microsoft Ignite – September 22–23, 2020 – Virtual Event

CON208 – Extreme Digital Transformation – Stories from the community – With Kirsty McGrath, Rene Modery, Loryan Strant, Ashish and Trivedi


Microsoft Ignite the Tour – February 13–14, 2019 – Sydney, Australia

BRK1209 – HyperFocus on Microsoft Insider Programs: an ADHDers spin on doing side hustles to learn new things – With Dona Sarkar, Jess Dodson and Mark Szili

BRK3458 – Lord of Your OWN Rings (aka Why the Insider Programs are your Secret Superpower) – With Dona Sarkar

Microsoft Ignite – November 4-8, 2019 – Orlando Florida

DT01 – Intersectionality: The real diversity superpower – With Dona Sarkar, Jess Dodson, Brandon LeBlanc, Glenn McClellan, Chris and Kristine Zwick

THR1062 – How raising diverse children positively changed my life (and my career)

UNC1049 – Balancing family and career: Can you have it all? – With Anne Michels, Phoummala Schmitt, Mark Rackley, Stephanie Donahue, Eric Overfield, Angela Donohue

THR2059 – Windows Insider for Business: What’s in it for me?


Auckland Azure User Group – August 15, 2018 – Auckland, New Zealand

Windows Analytics and What’s New in the Microsoft Cloud

Microsoft Ignite – September 24-28, 2018 – Orlando, Florida

DT02 – Model47 for Biz: How to run experiments in your organization (while remaining employed) – With Dona Sarkar, Jeremiah Marble and Eddie Leonard

BRK3358 – Windows Insider Program for Business: Set Up Your OWN Rings – With Dona Sarkar, Blair Glennon, Eddie Leonard

Auckland Azure User Group – October 17, 2018 – Auckland, New Zealand

Bite-Sized Ignite 2018


The Uptake Podcast – Episode 6 – Neurodiversity as a superpower – 29 April 2020


Modern Workplace community interviews – Paul Warren 7 Jan 2019

In this video Microsoft Tech Community Lead Anna Chu interviews Paul Warren about driving adoption of Windows at Auckland Council with particular note on the critical success factors including security, user experience, Windows Autopilot and the Windows Insider for Business program.


Talking with Dux Raymond Sy (@meetdux) – 17 September 2018