ICT (ICT) is very pleased to welcome its next Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) joining the group. Mihail Mateev will join ICT’s near shoring team – Strypes – in Bulgaria. Mihail Mateev is a Solutions Architect, a so-called Senior Technical Evangelist and Microsoft Azure MVP. Until recent he was a frequent blogger for Infragistics Inc before joining ICT. Mihail worked in various areas related to technology Microsoft such as Silverlight, WPF, Windows Phone, LightSwitch, ASP.Net MVC, Windows Store Applications, MS SQL Server and Microsoft Azure. He is also a writer of many jQuery related blogs and administrator of Azure related events in Bulgaria. Recently ICT announced the acquisition of Strypes Bulgaria, a specialist in embedded software development based on modern agile methodologies. Strypes employs highly educated and experienced professionals with a variety of skills including Microsoft Azure. Koen van Wijk, Business Unit Manager Near Shoring Services: “We are very pleased that Mihail had decided to join our company. As a Microsoft partner, we value the fact that we have a great deal of Azure knowledge in-house, this knowledge is applied throughout the organization in many different solutions. Expanding our Azure knowledge with the help of an expert such as Mihail is a well considered move that will help us strengthen our business.” Already in 2012, ICT hired John Koot – Business Development Manager within ICT – who has earned for the 4th year in a row Microsoft’s MVP Award for 2015 as a Windows Embedded MVP. Combining the expertise of Mihail and John, ICT will be able to expand the Microsoft Client and Azure propositions which will lead to new customer solutions.