Rik is a Microsoft MVP for Azure and IT Director at Black Marble, a Gold partner in the north of England. His role includes delivering robust IT solutions to both his own organisation and its customers, which can take in a broad spectrum of technologies.

An enthusiastic technology evangelist, Rik is a regular presenter at events in the UK and Ireland. Along with friends and colleagues he has been involved in the DDDNorth community event since its inception.


Sometimes don't want our data in the cloud, but that doesn't mean we can't use the cloud at all.