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Arek Dreyer

Consultant, Trainer and Author, Dreyer Network Consultants

Arek is an author (including Apple Certification manuals), trainer, and consultant, specializing in iOS, Mac OS X, and Mac OS X Server. He is an Apple Certified Trainer and ACSA, and speaks frequently at conferences, including Macworld, Apple Connect (Toronto), X World (Sydney), and of course, MacSysAdmin.

Duncan McCracken

Consultant, Trainer, Engineer, Mondada

Duncan is the Technical Director of Mondada Pty Ltd, an organisation leading the way in creating installation packages for OS X deployment solutions.

With over 16 years working with Apple and associated products Duncan has experience as an independent consultant and has worked with some of the leading integration companies at home in Australia and around the world.  He is known for his willingness to adapt to new playing fields through embracing different technologies, and his knack for creating modular, re-usable solutions.  Duncan resides in Melbourne, Australia, where the weather is ordinary but the coffee exceptional

Rick Wylie

CEO, Key Options

Rick is the CEO  of Key Options, an Apple systems integration and iOS development group in Australia and Asia.  Rick has been consulting and training in the Apple environment since 1988 and his wealth of experience in a variety of technologies has made him a respected member of the Apple community. Rick has a background in Unix and his grounding with core technologies in networking and multimedia allow him to apply his skills to new technical implementations with ease.

He has experience in large scale networking and  Xsan design and deployments. He is a certified Xsan trainer and has contributed to Apple training courses such as Xsan 2 Administration.

Over the years, Rick has had numerous speaking engagements including more recently, MacWorld 2008 - 2010 as well as Apple's Advanced Camps in 2008 and 2009.

Rick and his team have embraced iOS technology and now provide end-to-end iOS integration, including development for the corporate, education and government markets.

Edward Marczak

Global Mac Operations Character, Google

Edward Marczak is a frequent speaker at technology conferences and the co-founder of MacTech Conference.
He writes a monthly column for, and is the Executive Editor of MacTech Magazine.
His days are currently spent on the Mac team at Google. Past the technology, Ed is a husband and father and enjoys traveling and playing music.

Gary Larizza

Services Engineer, Puppet Labs

Gary Larizza is a professional services engineer at Puppet Labs where he flies all over the world training people on the ins-and-outs of Puppet. Previously, he worked in Education maintaining an all-Mac infrastructure using Puppet, MCollective, and many other open source tools with a couple of G5 XServes and Dell Latitude D810 running CentOS.  He's been running Puppet on desktop machines since 2008 and has pointy wrapper scripts to prove it!

Luis Giraldo

Consultant, Ook Enterprises Ltd

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Luis began using Apple computers in 1983 with the release of the Apple IIe. His first computing experiences were in Logo. Although the release of Windows 95 brought a 4-year "dark era" to Luis' computing history, it also introduced him to MIDI, and computer music sequencing with software like Cakewalk.

Turning full-time musician, Luis later recorded albums and toured with Colombian acts such as Poligamia and Shakira.

Luis moved to Vancouver in '97 to pursue an Audio Engineering career, and later began his IT career by becoming an Apple Certified Trainer in Apple's Logic Pro audio production software.

Wildly interested in other Apple technologies, Luis founded his own consultancy in 2006, Monkey Mac, which was awarded with the 2011 Consumers' Choice Award, and subsequently joined forces with Fully Managed. Since Mac OS X version 10.4, Luis has continued to maintain the highest level of Apple technical certification, ACSA.

Per Olofsson

System Administrator,, University of Gothenburg

Per has been a system administrator at the University of Gothenburg since 1996. Initially managing Sun Solaris, he moved on to Mac OS X in 2001 and hasn't looked back.

Most of his time is spent under the hood, and he specializes in scripting and automation. In 2008 the University launched an initiative to build a common desktop platform for Windows and Mac OS X. Together with his colleagues Per has been working on modular imaging workflows, deployment, automated packaging, inventory and migration tools.

A native of Gothenburg, he braves the weather on his bike every day. Actually, he prefers C64 coding to Mac management, but that's not as lucrative.

Sébastien Tomasi

System Administrator, Canton de Vaud Switzerland

Sebastien worked  as a Technical Support Agent for  Apple in Cork, Ireland between 2007 and 2009. After his experience in Ireland he moved to Switzerland where he joined the Education division of Canton de Vaud as a technician in 2010. Quickly he became involved in various project, before settled as System Administrator in charge of the deployment solution. Sebastien has been using the Filewave's product for the past 2 years for managing 15000 thousands units

 
Charles Edge

Consultant, Author & Engineer,
318 and krypted.com

Charles started with Apple's server offerings in 1999, after years working with various flavors of Unix. In 2000, he found a new home at 318, a consulting firm in Santa Monica, California which is now the largest Mac consultancy in the United States. At 318, Charles leads a national team of engineers that integrates heterogenous operating systems into enterprise and education environments and provides managed services for Apple systems.

Charles has spoken at a variety of other conferences including DefCon, BlackHat, LinuxWorld, MacWorld and Apple's WorldWide Developers Conference. Charles has a number of books available, including Enterprise Mac Administrator's Guide, Enterprise Mac: Mac OS X Snow Leopard Security, Enterprise iPhone Administrator's Guide and his latest, Using Mac OS X Lion Server from O'Reilly.
Charles also runs 
krypted.com, a site dedicated to the plight of the network engineer.

Charles resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his family and can be contacted at krypted@me.com

Andrina Kelly

Systems Administrator, Bell Media

While Andrina has recently settled into a System Administration position, her previous experience includes many years of running her own consultancy where she worked on numerous deployments of Apple within the Enterprise and Educational markets. She has previously been a speaker at Apple's WWDC, Macworld IT conferences, Mac Networkers Retreat and Canada MacExpo.

Andrina is also an avid triathlete. She lives in Toronto, Canada, with her 2 Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, 2 rescue cats and her husband.

Alan Gordon

Chief Technology Officer, Humac Group

Alan is the CTO for the Humac Group, and has the responsibility for B2B business development, support, consultancy and also has the responsibility for Humac's internal IT services.

Alan has worked with solutions based around Apple technology in the past 15 years. Alan still get "hands on" with projects and his main emphasis is deploying Mac's and iOS devices in heterogeneous environments and software distribution & deployment.

Greg Neagle

Senior Systems Engineer, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Greg is the engineer primarily responsible for deploying and managing Mac OS X machines at Walt Disney Animation Studios, a studio with a long history of family entertainment reaching back to "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" and forward to our latest films, "Tangled",  "Winnie the Pooh" and "Wreck-it Ralph". His open-source software deployment project, "Munki", originally developed for use at the Studio, is now in use managing tens of thousands of Macs all over the world.

Greg has given presentations on various aspects of OS X management at Macworld, Apple's WWDC, the MacTech Conference and at the University of Oslo, and is pleased to return to MacSysAdmin for a second year.

Along with co-author Ed Marczak, Greg recently wrote his first published book: Enterprise Mac Managed Preferences. 

He also writes a monthly column for MacTech magazine on managing Macs in enterprise environments.

Greg currently lives in Southern California with his wife and three children.

Zack Smith

Consultant, Author and Trainer, 318

Zack Smith has been working as an IT consultant his entire adult life. Previously he worked as an Apple authorized trainer delivering courses throughout the united states. Subsequently he was recruited to work on 318's national deployment team, where he has worked on projects for a variety of clients in industries ranging from education to enterprise all across the united states. He specializes in Mac OS X Server, Directory Services, Deployment and Automation.

When not on the road, Zack maintains a internal suite of Cocoa based Help Desk applications at 318. He has co-authored two books to date: Foundations of Mac OS X Leopard Security and the Enterprise Mac Administrator’s Guide. When time allows he maintains code snippets & technical musings on his website wallcity.org. He has spoken at Mac World multiple times on topics ranging from Open Directory to iPhone deployment. When not traveling for work (typically around half the year), Zack can be found in Portland, Oregon with his wife Anna, and their dog, Watson.

Andrew Renz

Sr. Enterprise Engineer, Code 42 Software, Inc

Before coming to Code 42 Andrew Renz spent 6 years at Apple IS&T where he architected global NetBoot/NetInstall deployments, software distribution solutions and desktop backup solutions.

As a Sr. Enterprise Engineer, Andrew is instrumental in architecting and deploying global backup and DR solutions for the fortune 500.

Paul Suh

Consultant, ps Enable, Inc.

Paul Suh started ps Enable, Inc. in 2006, after working for seven years at Apple Computer as a WebObjects developer, Trainer and Curriculum Developer. He specializes in digital certificates, complex systems integration, and custom development work. Prior to that, he worked as an economist at LECG and at Deloitte & Touche, analyzing markets and businesses.

 
Mac Sys Admin 2012
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