Chirag is an Independent Consultant at Patel Consulting, Chartered IT Professional, TOGAF9 Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (Productivity, Data Management and Analytics) based in London, UK with more than 15 years of industry experience.
He works with a wide variety of clients in many sectors, designing and implementing business collaboration, data and information management solutions and services based on SharePoint and Office 365 technologies to create business value for both themselves and their customers, including UK Microsoft Gold Partners with deployment, upgrade and migration services delivery.
Chirag is an active SharePoint community participant, frequent speaker at local and international events including SharePoint Saturdays (London, Cambridge, Brussels, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, UK, EMEA, India) and Collab365. He is also one of the co-organisers of the SharePoint User Group UK (London) region. In 2011, for his valuable contributions to Microsoft TechNet forums he received a Microsoft Community Contributor Award. In his little spare time he enjoys cycling, cricket and every year participating in Charity bike rides and Duathlons. You can follow Chirag on Twitter at @techChirag.
Technical expertise includes:
Delivering Requirements & Architecture Workshops
Reviewing and validating High Level Designs for various SharePoint projects
Designing and Implementing SharePoint Farms
Managing SharePoint Farms Administration, Configuration, Upgrades & Migrations
Integrating Line of Business Applications
Automating Business Processes with Workflow technologies
Provisioning Enterprise Content Management Intranets and Extranets
Enabling Office 365 & Microsoft Azure cloud platform capabilities
Administering SQL Server Database Management
Implementing Database Design and Development
Developing Data-Driven Web Applications & Reporting Services
Controlling Project Objectives, Risks and Issues through Agile techniques
Delivering End User SharePoint Training