Kent Weare grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada where he obtained a degree in Computer Science from the University of Regina. After completing his undergraduate degree, Kent completed a Post Graduate diploma in Object Oriented Technology from Chennai, India. More recently, Kent is finishing his Master’s of Science degree from Arizona State University.
Mr. Weare began his career at a small Internet start-up before taking on a junior role with the local Provincial Government. Since then he has worked on projects for the Canadian Federal Government, a multi-national bank in New York City and integrated Health Care projects throughout Canada. For the past eight years he has been employed in the Energy sector in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His current role as a Senior Solutions Architect allows him to get involved in a variety of technology projects for a large Oil and Gas company.
Since 2004, Kent has been very active in the Integration space having worked with every version of BizTalk from 2004 onwards. He has also spent time using competitor tools including Intersystems, IBM and MuleSoft. He is very passionate about Architecture especially if it involves integrating different systems. Outside his core work responsibilities you will see him actively participating in technology communities. He recently co-authored three BizTalk books and may be found speaking at Technology events in Canada, the United States and in Europe. He has been recognized for these efforts by Microsoft as a Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the past seven consecutive years.