The people and organisations on this page have contributed to the development of the BizTalk Maturity Assessment.  The wealth of experience across many different industries that these people bring helps to ensure that the BizTalk Maturity Assessment is an excellent assessment for all customers.


Project Lead

Michael Stephenson

Michael Stephenson is a UK based integration specialist who has worked with many consultancies and customers delivering integration solutions based on Microsoft technologies such as BizTalk and Windows Azure.  Michael is an advisor to a number of companies around Integration and developed the first version of the BizTalk Maturity Assessment and has used it with a number of customers over the years.

Michael is heavily involved in community activities such as the UK Connected Systems User Group and speaking at events across Europe.  Michael has also been a Microsoft Integration MVP for the past 5 years.


Project Contributors

Saravana Kumar

Saravana Kumar is the Founder and CTO of BizTalk360, enterprise software that helps Microsoft BizTalk server customers better manage their production or any controlled BizTalk environments like UAT. BizTalk360 has grown significantly, having customers across 12 countries.

Saravana Kumar is a Microsoft Integration MVP (previously  BizTalk server) since 2007, blogger, international speaker and active community member in BizTalk Server area.

Nino Crudele

Nino Crudele lives in Italy and he currently works as a BizTalk consultant at Microsys ( has been an BizTalk MVP for 6 years. Besides that he is also a Virtual Technology Specialist for BizTalk Server, a role in which he works closely with Microsoft Italy. He enjoys this role as it enables him to work with many different clients seeing BizTalk in different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality.

Nino has worked with most of the BizTalk accelerators, Rosettanet, HL7, SWIFT and has done some big projects on EDI and RFID. In the past he also had the opportunity to be part of a big integration project with a major Italian enterprise organization that integrates many technologies like SAP, AS400, TIBCO and others using BizTalk.

Richard Seroter

I am a Product Manager for cloud computing provider Tier 3, a Microsoft MVPbloggerauthortrainerand frequent public speaker.

I have spent the majority of my career working with organizations as they planned and implemented their enterprise software solutions. I worked first for two global IT consulting firms where I gained exposed to a diverse range of industries, technologies, and business challenges. Then,

I joined Microsoft as a SOA/BPM technology specialist where my sole objective was to educate and collaborate with customers as they considered, designed, and built application integration solutions. I then accepted a job at biotechnology leader Amgen where I designed a wide range of global systems before becoming the lead architect of the R&D division. I now work at Tier 3 as a Product Manager where I contributes to product strategy and development while actively collaborating with the cloud computing community.

Kent Weare

Kent Weare is a Senior Enterprise Architect for a large Power Generation company in Canada.  For the past 9 years he has been very involved in the integration of disparate systems using technologies such as BizTalk Server and Windows Azure Service Bus.  Kent remains active within the integration community by blogging, writing technical books and speaking at events in both Canada and Europe.  For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 6 years.

Tord Glad Nordhal

My name is Tord Glad Nordahl, I’m a BizTalk consultant for Bouvet ASA i Norway and Awarded Microsoft Integration MVP in 2013. I’ve been working with BizTalk for over 5 years and have passion for its scalability and to the many uses. I’m originally a developer working with PHP, .NET, MSSQL, PowerShell and many more, but my passion is to work as a BizTalk Administrator. The challenges I get are both amazing and sometimes real “nutcrackers”.

During the years I have gathered a lot of information by reading books, blogs and by gaining experience while working. By favorite tasks are health checking, tuning, monitoring and performance of BizTalk.

Many also know me as the developer of BizTalk Monitord.

Dean Robertson

Dean has over ten years’ experience in the IT industry, focussed primarily on integration architecture and middleware systems for Government, banking, finance and transportation organisations in both Australia and the UK.

His main expertise is Microsoft’s BizTalk Server integration platform, for which I am also a Virtual Technical Specialist (V-TS) for Microsoft.  Dean is also the founder and Technical Director of Mexia (, an Australian IT consultancy providing integration expertise and software development services focused purely on the Microsoft technology stack.

Sandro Pereira 

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a BizTalk consultant at DevScope ( In the last several years he has been working implementing integration scenarios with diverse systems and Cloud Provisioning at a major telecommunications service provider in Portugal. His main focus is on Integration Technologies where is been using .NET, BizTalk and SOAP/XML/XSLT since 2002.

He is an active member and moderator on the MSDN BizTalk Server Forums, TechNet Wiki author, Code Gallery contributor, member of: BizTalk Brazil community; BizTalk Administrators community; NetPonto community, editor of the magazine “Programar” and public speaker. He was awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for BizTalk Server by Microsoft since 2010 and MCTS: BizTalk Server BizTalk Server 2006 and BizTalk Server 2010 certified.

Steef Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers has almost 15 years experience as a technical lead developer, application architect and consultant, specializing in custom applications, enterprise application integration (BizTalk), Web services and Windows Azure. Steef-Jan is very active in the BizTalk community as a blogger, Wiki author/editor, forums, writer and public speaker in the Netherlands and Europe. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 3 years. You can find his musings and experience in the field through his blog: In addition to consulting, Steef-Jan is also an author and technical editor for Packt Publishing. Steef-Jan has written the BizTalk Server 2010 Cookbook available through Packt Publishing.