Webit Speaker, Senior Director- Cloud Strategy at Microsoft Corporation
Rob is a veteran with Microsoft, joining the company at the end of the web bubble in 2000 after two fun startups. Initially focused on scalable application design in Windows, Rob moved on to become an Architect focused on helping customers and partners modernize and re-architect their applications on the latest technologies. He is passionate about the opportunity for companies to build amazing experiences on the Microsoft platform and was asked to lead the technology work with the top 200 ISVs worldwide for Microsoft. Doing deal negotiation and looking after execution of those deals occupied the next while, and then he was able to lead the initial Microsoft team focused on business development and technical efforts with key Cloud pure companies. Rob has returned to Redmond from Paris where he led the business operations for Microsoft International—all countries except US and Canada. This provided him with good perspective and customer feedback to his current role where he is focused on the Microsoft strategy for delivering the best cloud platform in the world. He studied Computer Science at the United States Military Academy, and is a graduate of the Microsoft MBA program from the Kelly School of Business.