Michael Corey is the co-founder of LicenseFortress. For over twenty-five years, Michael has been a frequent speaker at technology and business conferences throughout the world from Australia to Brazil. In 2015 and 2017, was recognized as one of the top 100 most influential people in the cloud industry. Michael is a recognized Oracle ACE, a recognized VMware vExpert, a former Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Michael is the original Oracle press author, and his newest book is Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right from VMware Press. Michael is a regular columnist Big Data Quarterly magazine. Michael received a gubernatorial appointment to the Massachusetts Robert H. Goddard Council for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.