Colin Bowern is a solutions architect and coach focused on the advancement of organizational goals through pragmatic technology investments. His work spans music, financial, public sector, and technology industries including start-up and multi-national organizations like Microsoft, Bank of Montreal, and officialCOMMUNITY. Colin engages teams and executive management to boost productivity and drive innovation using user-centric design and promoting craftsmanship in software engineering. Recognized by the community for interactive contributions in public speaking, community building, and writing, Colin has been awarded a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional designation for ASP.NET/IIS for the past several years. His work appears across books, forums, and web casts. You can find out more about Colin on the web at ColinBowern.com.