John O'Neill, Sr.

Chief Technologist

AWS Solutions

John’s professional IT career began as a teenager, taking him on many wonderful adventures over the past 30 years. John’s IT path started with programming but branched out quickly. Opportunities from the Help Desk to the Corner Office shape his IT journey. Specializing in CyberSecurity, Cloud, and Infrastructure technologies, John’s broad skillset includes Business Systems (ERP/CRM/HRMS), Desktop and Server OS, Identity Management, Endpoint Management, Public/Private/Hybrid Cloud, Networking Services, Network Architecture, IP Telephony, CyberInsurance, and CyberSecurity. Passionate about giving back to the IT community, John develops relevant, timely content that IT Pros take advantage of immediately. Part of the MVPDays team, he develops both online and in-print content. In addition, John authored material as a contributing editor for the online community as well as a senior contributor to Tom’s IT Pro, Redmond Magazine, Netwrix, and both Thomson-Reuters' Aspatore Books and Exec Blueprints publications. Helping others succeed and advance in IT drives John to share knowledge. Speaking at conferences worldwide, developing technology training courses for Pluralsight’s online training library, and leading webinars are all regular investments by John in the current and next generation of IT professionals. Blending high-tech education with a bit of entertainment, attendees at John’s sessions regularly rate him as one of their favorite speakers. Attendees rated John top speaker for TechMentor Redmond 2019 and again in 2022. John is proud to be honored by industry organizations, leaders, and especially his peers. A four-time recipient of Microsoft’s MVP Award, John received NEOSA’s CIO of the Year Award in 2012.