Allen is a Chartered Engineer, Microsoft MVP, and Fellow of the British Computing Society. His current obsessions are IoT, Big Data and Machine Learning. He specialises in systems architecture, digital transformation and scaling for big data, and is currently completing a Masters in Artificial Intelligence. In his spare time (lol!) Allen attempts to make and fix stuff, plays music (very badly), and is a ball throwing slave to his family dogs. He speaks and shares his knowledge wherever folk will listen, and writes for CodeProject, CSharp Corner and DZone. Aware of his privilege, as a white male in the tech world, Allen is concerned about diversity, equality & inclusion in technology and would love to talk to you about practical ways to address the imbalance – please ask ?