Stephen Forte

Stephen
Forte

Stephen Forte is the Chief Strategy Officer of Telerik, a leading vendor in .NET components, and a participating board member at numerous technology start-ups. A Microsoft MVP recipient, Stephen is currently the Microsoft Regional Director for the New York metro region and is the co-moderator and founder of the NYC .NET Developer User Group. Stephen has authored several books, including Programming SQL Server 2008, and speaks regularly at industry conferences worldwide. Prior to his position with Telerik, he served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for a variety of organizations, including Corzen and Zagat Survey. Stephen is a Certified ScrumMaster and holds an MBA from City University of New York.

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