As a well known industry analyst, I often serve as a featured speaker at various technology conferences.


Upcoming Speaking Events:

Microsoft Ignite (at the MCT Event) on September 22, 2018 at 3:00 PM.

Brien and fellow commercial Scientist-Astronaut Candidate Heidi Hammerstein will be speaking on the subject of spaceflight training. Come and learn what it’s like to train to go to space, and how some of Brien and Heidi’s lessons learned can be applied to IT certification training. For event tickets, please visit: 


Heidi Hammerstein is a bi-lingual, multi-degreed, published engineer and scientist with sixteen years of aerospace engineering research and development, and project management experience with six different aerospace entities including Gulfstream Aerospace, Boeing, NASA, McDonnell-Douglas, Grob Luft und Raumfahrt, and the United States Air Force.  Also an experienced scientist, Heidi holds research based MS degrees in molecular biology and environmental engineering, focusing on laboratory, and protocol development for planetary based applications. Heidi is a space and planetary exploration enthusiast with a passion for the advancement of the commercial space industry. She is an active scientific member, and astronaut candidate training for Project PoSSUM (Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere), a group of scientists funded through a NASA Flight Opportunities Grant for ten suborbital missions to study Polar Mesospheric Clouds in situ.

Brien Posey is a 17-time Microsoft MVP with over two decades of IT experience. Prior to going freelance, Brien was CIO for a national chain of hospitals and healthcare facilities, and previously served as lead network engineer for the United States Department of Defense at Fort Knox. Posey has also worked as a network administrator for some of the largest insurance companies in America. In addition to his ongoing work in IT, Posey has spent the last four years training as a commercial Scientist-Astronaut candidate in preparation to fly on a mission to study polar mesospheric clouds from space.