MONTREAL — On May 7 ShareGate will host Deploy, a full-day, virtual event aimed at helping cloud professionals better understand and implement Microsoft Azure governance best practices.

Led by nine of the industry’s top experts on managing Azure tools and services, each of Deploy’s sessions will explore different facets of Azure governance to help cloud professionals keep their Azure environment organized and efficient. Speakers will offer insights and advice based on their professional experiences with each talk to be capped with an interactive Q&A session where attendees can bring their questions directly to the experts.

“We know that when the Azure community is able to come together and exchange ideas, the more we benefit as a whole,” said Frederic Marcoux, organizer for Deploy. “We want Deploy to be a launchpad for collaboration and learning. Attendees will be able get advice from our expert speakers, ask them questions during the sessions, and then we expect we’ll see the conversations continue on social media.”

Registrants and speakers alike are looking forward to this opportunity to develop their Azure governance knowledge and connections.

“Deploy is a unique new online event, in that it focuses on one of the often-overlooked aspects of the cloud, increasing the efficiency of your cloud investments through governance,” said Jussi Roine, Azure developer audience lead at Microsoft and a speaker at Deploy.

“Being proactive and having the desire to continuously improve processes and the technology we use are marvelous instincts for individuals and organizations,” said Stephane Lapointe, Azure MVP and Deploy speaker. “I think this event will help Azure users embrace modern control and deploy- ment approaches to be successful with Microsoft Azure”

Event schedule

Attendees can participate in as many of the sessions as they’d like, ensuring they get the most out of the free event that runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time.

9 – 10 a.m. — Bulletproofing your Azure subscriptions by Jussi Roine, Azure developer audience lead at Microsoft

10 – 11 a.m. — Governance: The forgotten key to managing the cloud by Rik Hepworth, Azure MVP and chief consulting officer at Black Marble

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. — Securing Serverless Applications in Azure by Sjoukje Zaal, Azure MVP and CTO Microsoft at Capgemini

12 – 1 p.m. — Manage and govern your hybrid servers using Azure Arc by Thomas Maurer, senior cloud advocate at Microsoft

1 – 2 p.m. Azure Resource Manager templates: Tips, tricks and advanced techniques by Sam Cogan, Azure MVP and solution architect at Willis Tower Watson

2 – 3 p.m. — Exploring Azure with Resource Graph by Aleksandar Nikolic, Azure MVP and co-founder of

3 – 4 p.m. — Lessons learned: Improving visibility, accountability and cost in Azure by Stephane Lapointe, Azure MVP and cloud solutions architect at ShareGate

4 – 5 p.m. — Implementing control and governance at-scale using Azure Policy by Liz Kim, product manager responsible Azure Policy and ARM RBAC at Microsoft, and Joseph Chan, head of products for Azure ARM Control Plane & Governance team at Microsoft

To register, visit