Dan is passionate about building cool stuff, writing articles, having fun with technology and talking about it in user groups. Dan is co-founder and CTO of Logical Advantage. Awarded by Microsoft as a Regional Director that consists of 150 of the world’s top technology visionaries from over 50 countries chosen specifically for cross-platform expertise, community leadership, and commitment to business results. Dan is president and founder of the Charlotte Internet of Things (IoT) and the Logical Advantage Charlotte Tech Talks user groups. Dan is on the steering committee of the Regional Internet of Things and the Enterprise Developers Guild. Dan was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional MVP for his engagement in the community around IoT/cloud and Microsoft Channel 9 has featured Dan’s IoT projects 8 times! Dan is an accomplished open source contributor and his articles and videos have over a million views.