Benny is with First American Title Insurance as the Director – Software Architecture (Enterprise Architect). He completed his Masters in Computer Application and has about 18 years of ‘formal’ IT experience, although he has been programming computers ever since his high school days.
Benny has traveled around the world extensively in his consulting career. He has co-authored several books and articles on .NET and BizTalk for leading book publishers such as Wrox Press, Apress, Packt Publishing, and developer portals such as DevX, ASPToday, CSharpToday and DeveloperFusion.
Before joining First American, Benny was with Microsoft Consulting Services (Global Delivery) for 9 years as a Sr. Architect working on .NET, Identity Management (using FIM, ADFS, PKI, Azure AD), Enterprise Application Integration (EAI/SOA using BizTalk).
He was awarded Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) multiple times, GPGP (Great People Great Performance) Award and also the Technology Guru award during his tenure at Microsoft.
At First American he manages a team of (Sr.) Architects and works with various application groups in designing software solutions and guiding the development teams to deliver solutions while ensuring alignment with overall enterprise architecture, organization strategy, standards and best practices.
His team is also tasked with R&D on trending technologies, evaluating 3rd party products and providing recommendations to Sr. Management.
While at Microsoft, his job responsibilities were to understand customer requirements, design suitable architectures and also be hands-on (if required) for customers worldwide. He was also involved extensively in technical presales and responding to customer RFPs.
Benny has presented multiple technical breakout sessions at TechReady – a 5-day technical conference / readiness event conducted every 6 months at Seattle for Microsoft employees, where thousands of employees from all over the world come to attend.