Roberto Freato has been an independent IT consultant ever since he started working. He worked for small software factories while he was studying; after an MSc degree in computer science engineering and a thesis on consumer Cloud computing, he specialized particularly in Cloud computing and Azure. Currently, he works as a freelance consultant for companies in Italy, helping clients to design and kickoff their distributed software solutions. He conducts training sessions for the developer community in his free time, giving lectures at conferences. He has also been a Microsoft MVP since 2010.