Randy Pagels

DevOps Architect
Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. -Albert Einstein

• My work, a challenge balanced with family, wellness practices and appreciating the little things in life.
• Creating user-friendly software, crafting educational content, sharing expertise, and experiencing enlightening moments in professional gatherings.
• To illuminate Microsoft’s integrated tools and platform story, inspiring developers to build modern cloud-based software across connected devices and services.


• Active listening. Innovative thinking. Resourceful. Collaborator.
• Knowledge sharing through speaking at conferences, user groups, workshops, hackathons, hands-on-labs, and blogging.

My source of inspiration
Family, friends, travel, colleagues, surrounding myself with positive and full-of-life people.

This makes me happy
• My interpretation of happiness is the joy of my family, friends, neighbors, community and the adventure every day brings.
• Thought leadership & trusted advisor with customers. Being a catalyst for cloud transformation and adoption.
• Enjoying the pleasures of life. Living on the water, boating, kayaking, good movies, great food, sample local craft beers, coffee, being a huge FRIENDS enthusiast, music, and meeting new people.

My ultimate Epic Shit moment
• Joining the Xpirit USA team.
• Working on Microsoft’s Azure engineering team, leading “FastTrack for Azure” program, starring in the first marketing promo video at Microsoft’s Production Studio in Redmond.

The song(s) that gets me started
• Raise Your Glass – P!nk
• How do you like me now – Toby Keith
• Captain – Dave Matthews Band
• Ain’t too proud to beg -The Temptations
• Come a little bit closer – Jay and the Americans
• What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes