What is your Function?

Welcome to myvirtualfucntion and thanks for dropping by!  Here I put my thoughts, notes and tools as I work my way through my virtual world. You’ll find my scripts for Azure, links to GitHub, musings on life as an SE (Sales Engineer), Cloud Architect, productivity, management and other items that come to mind. Remember we only get by with the help of others and if you have found a better way of doing things don’t forget to speak up!

@JonathanWade  Director of Azure at Microsoft #Dyslexic andJonathan Wade Presenting scared of flip charts. Come find me on Twitter and have a chat.

I have over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry in Australia and overseas. I am currently the Director for Azure at Microsoft and a member of the Customer Success leadership team.

I lead a team of highly skilled and experienced cloud architects and engineers  who work closely with customers to develop and deliver large scale digital transformations.

Recent projects have included but are not limited to:

  • Development of intelligent search and cognitive services platforms to enhance business decision making across light and heavy load autonomous systems.
  • Data centre modernisation strategy for large global industry, moving from over 30 international locations to Azure
  • Data centre modernisation of leading public sector agency, full modernisation and conversion of services to Azure.

From 2006 to 2016 I was the leading Sales Engineer in Western Australia and South Australia for Citrix Systems. In addition to customer development, I supported the management team with the delivery of a range of technical sales initiatives, strategy development and event organisation and execution, including keynote presentation delivery. From 2011 to 2016 I managed and led a Sales Engineering team based across Australia and New Zealand.

I specialise in solution development and customer relationship building, I am confident and comfortable at developing and maintaining relationships at all levels, from departmental IT to executive board level. I am able to adapt and vary my methods of communication to suit my audience.


Building high performance, successful teams
Cloud – Architecture, IaaS, PaaS, IoT, Design, Build, Automation, AI, Data Pipeline
Networking – Cloud Networks, Application Delivery Controller, Software Networking
Professional Services – Assessment, Design, Implementation

Please note although I work for Microsoft opinions expressed on this site are my own, and not those of my employer.