Valorem Consulting

Laurent Bugnion

Senior Director, Europe

Laurent is a Senior Director for the IdentityMine Europe office based in Zurich, Switzerland. He joined in 2008 as the first employee for IdentityMine's European office. As an integrator, Laurent collaborates on the user experience with the design team. He also loves to spend his time deep in code. Laurent supports clients in pre-sales calls, estimating efforts, on-site meetings, as well as providing training.

Laurent is the author of the popular MVVM Light Toolkit. Working closely with Microsoft, Laurent has been a Most Valuable Professional since 2007 and a Regional Director since 2013. He is a member of various insider groups, article writer and conference speaker. He was awarded the "Silverlight MVP of the year" in 2010 and "Client Dev MVP of the year" in 2014. He is recognized as one of the most prominent experts worldwide for XAML, Blend and the MVVM pattern. Laurent is a frequent conference speaker and was invited to speak at large conferences such as MIX in Las Vegas (2009, 2010, 2011), TechEd Europe (2010), multiple TechDays and other local conferences in the USA and in Europe.

In October 2010, he authored "Silverlight 4 Unleashed," available on In October 2008, he published "Silverlight 2 Unleashed," a complete tutorial about the technology, filled with code samples and full color illustrations. He is also a Pluralsight video training author.

Previously, Laurent worked at Siemens, where he introduced WPF and other .NET 3.5 technologies worldwide. His specific duties included application development, training and coaching colleagues, coordinating and integrating graphic design elements and building relationships with Microsoft. Prior to that, Laurent wrote embedded C/C++, then moved to desktop computers in Java, JavaScript and eventually .NET (desktop and ASP.NET).

Laurent codes in XAML/C# for all supported platforms, Xamarin (Android and iOS), ASP.NET, HTML, JavaScript, etc. You can read his online contributions on and