BILL WAGNER:
 
BILL WAGNER




 
 
 
 
 
Co-founder of SRT Solutions in Ann Arbor. With more than 20 years experience, Wagner is a recognized expert in software design and engineering, specializing in C#, .Net, and the Azure platform. SRT uses a variety of programming languages to build customized software in-house for clients, including the University of Michigan Health System, General Motors, Unisys, Thomson Reuters, and Siemens Medical. He serves as Michiganís regional director for Microsoft and is a multi-year winner of Microsoftís MVP award. An internationally recognized author, he has published three books on C# and currently writes a column for the Microsoft C# Developer Center. Wagner was awarded the Emerging Technology Leader Award by Automation Alley, Michiganís largest technology consortium. Wagner has helped found two technology user groups in Southeast Michigan: the Great Lakes Area .NET Group and the Ann Arbor .Net Developer Group. He also serves as program chairman for the Ann Arbor Computer Society. Wagner is on the fund-raising committee of St. Joseph Hospital in Saline and helped organize the Ann Arbor Give Camp, which has donated more than $1 million in software to area charities. He earned a bachelorís degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.


WHERE BORN: "Iowa."

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: "My wife, who convinced me that it would be OK to start my own business."

LAST BOOK READ: "The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isnít by Robert Sutton.Ē

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: "Inquisitive, hard-working, curious."

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: "Into the clouds. The future of software is largely based on cloud computing. You see Google, Microsoft, and Amazon all pushing in that direction Ė they canít all be wrong. The world gets more and more connected, and apps will need global scale, which will need a cloud computing platform."

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: "My Sky Caddie GPS device."

FAVORITE PLACE: "The coast of Maine."

FAVORITE HOBBIES: "Golfing and playing guitar."

FAVORITE FOOD: "Lobster tail."

MY HIDDEN TALENT: "I used to drive a Zamboni."

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: "As someone who made a positive difference."