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Featured 2017 speakers

Satya Nadella headshot


Chief Executive Officer,

Satya oversees all aspects of Microsoft business and leadership--from cloud and mobile development to digital and IoT implementation. His strategic vision leads innovation through transforming company culture, empowering employees, and helping customers digitally transform by optimizing business operations with data intelligence.

Joseph Sirosh headshot


Corporate Vice President,
Data Group,

Joseph is the Corporate Vice President of the Data Group, leading our Database, Big Data & Machine Learning products. Joseph holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin & a B. Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Chennai.

Dona Sarkar headshot


Principal Program Manager,

Dona spends her days as the engineering lead for the Windows Insiders program at Microsoft, a global community of people using tech to make a lasting impact. She is the author of six books; the founder of Fibonacci Sequins; an AR/VR/MR aficionado; and uses holograms developing fashions, Prima Dona Style. Dona believes her life’s calling is to help the next generation of entrepreneurs prepare for the technical revolution that's about to transform everything—again.

Jeff Teper headshot


Corporate Vice President,
Office, SharePoint and OneDrive,

Jeff leads the team responsible for Office Shared Experiences, Core Applications, OneDrive, and SharePoint. He led the creation of SharePoint Portal Server, one of Microsoft’s fastest growing businesses, earning the title "Father of SharePoint."

Jeremy Chapman headshot


IT Pro Community & Events,

Jeremy is a longtime system admin and deployment expert who has worked in both engineering and product management roles for System Center, Windows Server, and Windows client teams. In his current role leading Microsoft Mechanics, Jeremy looks across all IT admin scenarios spanning Office 365, Azure, EMS, Windows client, and devices.

Joy Chik headshot


Corporate Vice President,
Identity Division,

Joy is Corporate Vice President for the Identity Division in Microsoft’s Cloud + Enterprise group. Her teams are responsible for Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Account (MSA), Microsoft Graph, Information Protection, and Forefront Identity Manager suites. She graduated summa cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and since joining Microsoft in 1998, Joy has led some of the industry’s most productive and impactful engineering teams.

Julia White headshot


Corporate Vice President,
Azure & Security,

Julia leads marketing for Microsoft Azure. She works with engineering, leading the direction of Azure and helping guide customers’ success in using Azure services. In addition to Azure, Julia leads marketing for Enterprise Mobility + Security, Operations Management + Security, including hybrid and on-premises infrastructure. In addition to the services she oversees, she leads Microsoft’s National Cloud & Datacenter marketing; bringing the Microsoft cloud to geographies across the world.

Mark Russinovich headshot


Chief Technology Officer,

Mark is chief technology officer for Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s global enterprise-grade cloud platform. A widely recognized expert in distributed systems and operating systems, he cofounded Winternals Software, joining Microsoft in 2006 when the company was acquired. Mark has written several nonfiction and fiction books, including the Microsoft Press Windows Internals book series, as well as fictional cybersecurity thrillers Zero Day, Trojan Horse, and Rogue Code.

Michael Niehaus headshot


Director of Product Marketing,

Michael is a director of product marketing at Microsoft, responsible for helping enterprise IT pros with Windows as a service, Windows OS and app deployment, and provisioning. He joined Microsoft in 2004 after 14 years in enterprise IT. Before joining the Windows Commercial team, Michael was a longtime program manager and developer for the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.

Naomi Moneypenny headshot


Senior Product Manager for SharePoint,
Yammer, and Delve

Naomi's expertise in machine learning has fueled extensive experience in enterprise collaboration systems and business growth. As CTO at Synxi, she led the R&D team for personalized knowledge and expertise discovery. She has over 40+ patents, and for many years, she was a Microsoft MVP and a Top 25 SharePoint Influencer. She’s led global deployments of collaboration networks and drove technology forecasting at Shell. She is a frequent speaker at international events.

Paula Januszkiewicz headshot


Security Expert,

Paula is CEO and founder of CQURE Inc. and CQURE Academy. She is also an Enterprise Security MVP and a world-class cybersecurity expert. Paula has years of experience in the field, performing penetration tests, architecture consulting, and training. Additionally, she is a top speaker at many well-known conferences, including Microsoft Ignite (she was rated the number one speaker among 1,100 others), RSA (her 2017 USA session ranked top 5), Black Hat, and TechEd.

Sami Laiho headshot


Senior Technical Fellow,

Sami is one of the world’s leading experts in Windows OS and security. He has been working with and teaching OS troubleshooting, management, and security for more than 15 years. Sami offered the best-evaluated session at TechEd North America, Europe, and Australia in 2014 and at the Nordic Infrastructure Conference in 2016 and 2017. He is an author at Pluralsight and the newly appointed conference chair at the TechMentor conference.

Scott Schnoll headshot


Senior Program Manager,

Scott is a senior program manager on the Office 365 CXP Market Expansion team at Microsoft, where he works with customers on security, privacy, risk assurance in the cloud, auditing, compliance, and transparency. Scott is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences. Before joining Microsoft, Scott wrote Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Distilled (Addison-Wesley, 2004) and was the lead author of Exchange 2000 Server: The Complete Reference (Osborne McGraw-Hill, 2001).

Stephen Rose


Senior Product Marketing Manager,
OneDrive for Business,

Stephen leads product marketing for OneDrive for Business on the SharePoint/OneDrive team. In addition to speaking at conferences around the globe, he is a regular contributor to the Office and OneDrive TechCenter blogs and engages 160k Twitter followers. Stephen holds 15 technical certifications and has been an MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) and MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) since Windows NT. In 2015, he was awarded the Microsoft 2015 Circle of Excellence Platinum Club award.

Tony Redmond headshot


Microsoft MVP

Tony is a technology evangelist and thought leader with 27+ years of experience helping global corporations embrace and implement cloud technologies. As a consultant, Tony works with companies, including Sybari, Azaleos, Zenprise, ENow Software, and QUADROtech. Tony has also been VP/CTO at HP and Compaq, leveraging his expertise in IP and patent portfolios. Tony regularly contributes to and other BWW Media Group titles.


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