Keith Pleas is the Organizer and Conference Chair for the annual ALM Forum, a software architect and one of the founders of Guided Design and has worked with the patterns & practices team for several years where he was the architect and subject matter expert for “Design for Operations”. Prior to that he worked for more than two years on the team developing the .NET Framework and Visual Studio .NET. Keith is an internationally known writer and speaker and past Editorial Chair for the VSLive conferences. He was also a founding Contributing Editor to “Visual Studio Magazine”, and a Contributing Editor to numerous other publications including “Windows NT Magazine”. Keith has developed several Microsoft Professional Certification Exams. Keith was a founding board member of INETA where he also created the INETA Speakers Bureau.