Michele Leroux Bustamante

I am originally from Toronto, Canada - but have lived in San Diego since 1992 where I took my first programming job. Since then I have been fortunate to experience many opportunities in technology as a programmer, manager, executive, consultant, teacher, writer, book author, public speaker and entrepreneur. Everyone should realize the vast opportunities for work that lie in technology - and no, you don't have to do them all!

I have dabbled in many areas of technology but my deep expertise lies in secure and scalable enterprise architecture, identity and access management (IAM), and cloud computing. I put things in the cloud before it was called the cloud and now spend time helping customers reach success in all things technology, as CIO of Solliance - a full service consulting firm based in San Diego. I also have a team building out our corporate product Snapboard.

To say I keep busy is a gross understatement, but my husband and son help me keep it real, and balanced.