Lawrance has over 24 years’ experience in the field of IT, technology, and innovation. In 2017, he became the first Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in South Africa for Microsoft Azure. His time is often spent mentoring cloud technologists and advocates and he is always active in community projects, conferences, and sharing seminars to drive cloud adoption and to create change agents through leadership, cloud, sharing and exploration. His Cloud for Social Good initiatives through conferences, workshops, boot camps & non-profit special projects is helping to raise the awareness of positive social change through cloud.
His career spans various senior technical roles, including stints at Unilever, Microsoft, RewardsCo, and as Technical director and founder of Cloud Logic.
He believes in using technology and the cloud for the good of society, nature, and mankind and is involved in many environmental initiatives such as anti-poaching activities with the Peace Parks Foundation with whom he dedicates his time, expertise, and technical direction.
He holds various licences and certifications from the ML Sultan Technikon; Dell EMC and Microsoft.