Michael Coates

VP Technical Sales Strategy in Atlanta, Georgia

a pragmatic evangelist

Michael Coates

Michael is a seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. He is highly adept at addressing business challenges with technology solutions and adds additional value by demonstrating the vision to leverage technology innovations into tangible future business opportunities.

While a serious technologist, Michael has a rich business and sales background, enabling him to translate technology topics into business language for business users. He relates well to all audiences: from the C-Suite to line developers, from sales executives to end users. He has considerable experience with social media and the international startup community.

Michael writes cloud business use cases for sales professionals, prescriptive architectural guidance for cloud deployments and analysis patterns for migration of on-premises applications to cloud environments. His vertical experience includes healthcare, software, financial, sales, government, media and hospitality. He is a regular contributor to The 451 Alliance, tracking changes in corporate IT and digital infrastructure technologies.

Known as a pragmatic evangelist, Michael comments often about technology innovations and business opportunities on his blog at http://blog.opsan.com, and at public and private speaking engagements.

Michael is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MSCA), Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and works in the role of VP Technical Sales Strategy at N3, LLC.

Michael lives in the Atlanta area and enjoys Bicycling (Century Club, STP One-Day Rider), hiking (Kalalau Trail) and urban exploration. He is a seasoned traveler and an active member of Mensa.

You can contact Michael via email at [email protected], or on mobile at +1 206 423 6848.

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