Helping you become a DevOps Super Hero at your Organization!
Sam’s passion is to educate organizations and teams on the latest technology trends. In his practice, he helps clients understand how various technologies can add value to their business and help them compete.
He has over 15 years of experience in various Information Technology fields from Telecommunications, Computer Networks, DevOps, Cybersecurity, and IoT.
Sam started his career working for Rogers Communications which is one of Canada’s leading telecommunications service providers. In his role, he rotated within four pillars of the organization: Technology, Network Operations, Network Implementation, and Network and Capacity Planning. His time at Rogers helped him develop technical expertise, business acumen, and organizational awareness. It was a great opportunity that would later prove to be essential in understanding how people, tools, and processes work in a successful large enterprise.
He later joined multiple US start-up vendors as a Pre-Sales Engineer to help them introduce their technology solutions to large enterprises in Canada. These vendors include ExtraHop Networks, Docker, and Sysdig. He successfully expanded these vendors’ business presence into the Canadian marketplace. As a part of his role, he delivered demos, presentations, and talks to technical and C-suite audiences showing them the value of these solutions to their business.
Sam was a Sr. Solutions Engineer at HashiCorp helping customers address the challenges of cloud adoption and DevOps to enable them to deliver better applications, faster. Sam's focus is on:
- Infrastructure as Code: Terraform Enterprise
- Multi-cloud Identity Access & Secrets Management: Vault Enterprise
- Service Discovery, Dynamic DNS & Service Mesh: Consul Enterprise
- Application Deployment/Scheduling at Scale: Nomad
Currently, Sam is the President of TeKanAid Solutions Inc. building content in the DevOps space. The goal is to help practitioners upskill in DevOps principles and cloud-native technologies. This would in turn allow these practitioners to help their organizations that going through digital transformation and the modernization of their IT applications.
Sam holds a Master of Applied Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering focusing on Communication Networks from the University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada. Prior to that, he had received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering focusing on Electronics and Telecommunications from Ain Shams University in Cairo Egypt. Sam also has multiple certifications in the IT industry.