Ready or not, it is time once more to Reconnect! This week we are joined by 14-time Data Platform MVP Maxi Accotto!
Hailing from the Adrogue province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Maxi’s passion for all things tech dates back to his young teenage years. Starting with SQL Server in version 4.2, Maxi soon embarked on a tech career by studying programming while simultaneously working as an electronics and communications technician.
Maxi has been regularly rewarded with the Data Platform MVP title since 2005 thanks to his deep understanding of the relational database engine as well as big data, machine learning, business intelligence, PowerBI, and Azure.
Today, Maxi is the managing partner and principal architect at Triggerdb Consulting SRL, an Argentine certified Microsoft partner company which provides qualified consulting services, support and training to more than 300 companies in the region.
Maxi remains a frequent speaker for different community and Microsoft events with participation in more than 500 conferences over the years. For example, Maxi remains an active and engaged member of SQLPass Argentina, Power BI Argentina, and SQL Server Performance Spanish.
Now in his first year of Reconnect, Maxi says it is both personally and professionally exciting to keep in contact with other former titleholders. Meanwhile, the Argentine tech expert says he looks forward to seeing the next generation of Microsoft professionals come through the ranks, encouraging new MVPs to “do and talk about what your communities need” rather than focusing on “the technological trends that are not always the things that the community needs.”
Maxi says he looks forward to the coming years doing what he always did: “teaching what I know and learning what I do not!”