Richard Conway

Microsoft Regional Director, Software Engineer, and Data Scientist in London, United Kingdom

Richard Conway

Microsoft Regional Director, Software Engineer, and Data Scientist in London, United Kingdom

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Welcome to my profile. My name is Richard Conway. I'm a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Azure. I'm a Director of Elastacloud which is a Data Science consultancy working across key business sectors such as retail, finance, engineering and others.

As well as my role in business, I'm an author of books and courses and a key contributor to Apache open source projects with a love for all things cloud and data. Over the years I've become proficient in C++, C#, Java, Scala, Python and R and I mix and match these skills for my customers and community on a daily basis.

I love speaking to new audiences on aspects of cloud, data science and data platform and have spoken all across Europe over the last few years.

I'm a strong advocate of communities and over the years founded the

UK Azure Users Group

IoT Innovators UK

UK Cloud Infrastructure User Group

Where I've put on regular meetups, hackathons and free annual conferences for 1000+ people.

As an advocate for child education in IT I've been working closely with Code Club in the UK. My most recent community contribution has been AzureCraft, a two day event for developers, parents and kids to teach the Cloud and Programming through Minecraft, other games and devices. AzureCraft 2017 will feature a KickStarter campaign and publish a volume of Minecraft programming experience by children.

Talk to me about: Microsoft Azure, Big Data, Apache Spark, Statistics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning

  • Work
    • Elastacloud Limited
  • Education
    • University of Sussex
    • Open University