Our Trainers & Consultants
Mihai Tătăran is the General Manager of Avaelgo, and a Microsoft MVP on Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Azure Insider, and Microsoft Certified Professional. Mihai has been teaching Microsoft technologies courses to software companies in Romania and abroad, being invited by Microsoft Romania to deliver many such trainings for their customers. Mihai has very good experience with large audiences at international conferences: DevReach in Bulgaria, Codecamp Macedonia; TechEd North America 2011, 2012 and 2013 – speaker and Technical Learning Center (Ask the Experts), Windows AzureConf; he organizes ITCamp (a 2 days conference in Romania on Microsoft technologies).
Tudor Damian is the Executive Manager and Partner at Avaelgo, an IT consultant and tech support specialist. With more than 10 years of experience in managing complex IT infrastructures, he is a Certified Ethical Hacker, a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP and a technical speaker at local and regional community events. Tudor often talks about the latest technologies and trends with themes including general networking & security, virtualization technologies, OS deployment and maintenance, social engineering and information security awareness, web application security, white-hat hacking and penetration testing techniques. He is also an organizer for the ITCamp conference in Romania. His day to day activities cover designing and implementing IT solutions, performing tech support and maintenance work, and delivering training sessions for experts and beginners alike.
Alexandru Mang is a regular conference and user groups speaker focusing mostly on cloud-computing topics, thus aiming to help developers better understand the implications of cloud-computing as a whole. Recently, Alex was invited as a speaker at Microsoft Ignite, the company’s largest and most important technical conference gathering nearly 25,000 attendees.
As an Azure Advisor, he regularly offers feedback on upcoming Azure features and services and gets to test them out in early development stages. Since 2011, Alex is the KeyTicket Solutions CEO, where, besides his entrepreneurial responsibilities, his daily activities cover: project management, scrum master, senior software development for web, desktop and mobile apps and software architecture.
For his experience on cloud-driven solutions, his Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) stand as proof and so do the many happy customers he had the pleasure to work with for the past few years.
Ioan Popovici, the Chief Software Engineer of Avaelgo, Microsoft Certified Professional, is specialized on Microsoft technologies and patterns and practices with such technologies, acting as the architect on most of Avaelgo’s solutions. He has delivered many trainings to software companies in Romania.
Dan Ardelean graduated Computer Engineering at the Technical University “Gh. Asachi” Iasi, Romania. Since then he focused on cross-platform mobile development. He founded XpressCode (focused on cross-platform mobile development and consulting) and co-founded Mahiz (focused on web, cloud, mobile and education). He is a Microsoft MVP on Windows Platform Development and Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer. He is also a speaker at various national and international conferences and Microsoft events and doing training on Windows Platform technologies and Xamarin tools.
Dr. Andrei Costin is a PhD graduate from EURECOM where he successfully defended his thesis on “Large Scale Security Analysis of Embedded Devices’ Firmware.” He is also a Computer Science graduate of the Politehnica University of Bucharest where he did his thesis work in Biometrics and Image Processing. While starting out his IT-career in the Computer Games industry as programmer, he has worked in the Telecom field and also was a senior developer at a specialized firm programming various GSM/UMTS/GPS sub-systems. Andrei is a recognized security expert, with 40+ presentations at international security conferences and 10 peer-reviewed publications. He is the author of the MiFare Classic Universal toolKit (MFCUK), the first (and still only) publicly available FOSS card-only key cracking tool for the MiFare Classic RFID card family. Some of his other hacks include MFPs/printers, air-traffic and wireless fireworks devices, as well as security analysis of tens of thousands of embedded/IoT firmwares. At present, he is busy developing cutting edge security research for embedded systems and firmwares (as part of his FIRMWARE.RE project), and developing core training expertise and curricula (under his belt is an experience of 10+ training sessions, 140+ hours of training, 100+ trainees).
Radu Vunvulea is a solutions architect, working on LoB application using Microsoft technologies. He is responsible for providing leadership and technical support to create, deliver and maintain IT solutions, and creating and maintaining architectural artifacts. He has a vast experience on different platforms from mobile and web to backend solution deployed on on-premise and in the cloud. He worked on different fields such as e-commerce, pharma, automoto, logistics, home automation and transportation. He is also a Microsoft Azure MVP, and he’s very active at offline events in Romania, where he is not only a speaker, but he is also an organizer. In the online world he writes technical posts on his blog.
Florin Loghiade, Microsoft Azure MVP and Microsoft Certified Professional, works as an IT consultant focused on Microsoft solutions based on Windows Server, System Center, Hyper-V, Azure and Automation.
During his college days he joined the Microsoft Student Partners program on the IT PRO track and studied on-premise and cloud infrastructure technologies using Microsoft Windows Server and the System Center Suite and after PowerShell got to version 3, he then started focusing his attention on all the ways he could scale infrastructures using automation techniques. After a while, he took on the challenge in getting certified on the Microsoft technologies he mostly worked on and became a MCP passing the System Center and Hyper-V certification exams and then a Microsoft Virtualization Specialist. In his first year as a Microsoft Student Partner, Florin got to the final stage of ImagineCup Romania and after learning from the experience he then participated at RestartEDU competition where he achieved second place.
Florin’s current main focus is implementing and managing on-premise and cloud solutions based on Microsoft Windows Server, System Center and Azure, eliminating all the tedious management tasks using PowerShell and PowerShell DSC.
Radu Ioan Fericean is a versatile software developer, trainer and consultant who has worked with various programming languages, technologies, and operating systems. He designs and implements fast, extensible, and durable solutions for projects; he prides himself on his versatility, efficiency, and results quality.
As a trainer he is able to transmit his deep understanding of today technologies to trainees and students, through clear designed courses, examples and hands-on sessions.