Featured Speakers - MVP Global Summit

 MVP Global Summit
November 3 -6, 2014 | Bellevue & Redmond, Washington, USA
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Featured Speakers
Please note that speakers are listed alphabetically and information on this page is subject to change.
Brad Anderson
Brad Anderson is the Corporate Vice President of the Enterprise Client & Mobility (ECM) team. This organization is focused on supporting a modern workforce that operates in a world of continuously connected devices.  The ECM team is a key pillar of Microsoft’s Mobile-First, Cloud-First focus.
The ECM team incorporates a broad range of assets and products from across Microsoft, including Windows Server, System Center, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Microsoft Azure RemoteApp, Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Remote Desktop Services, and security.  The ECM team is a major driver of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite.
Scott Guthrie
As executive vice president of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise group, Scott Guthrie is responsible for the company’s cloud infrastructure, server, database, management and development tools businesses. His engineering team builds Microsoft Azure, Windows Server, SQL Server, Active Directory, System Center, Visual Studio and .NET.
Prior to leading the Cloud and Enterprise group, Guthrie helped lead Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s public cloud platform. Since joining the company in 1997, he has made critical contributions to many of Microsoft’s key cloud, server and development technologies and was one of the original founders of the .NET project. Guthrie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Duke University.
Scott Hanselman
Scott is a web developer who has been blogging at
hanselman.com for over a decade. He works in Open Source on ASP.NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland, Oregon. Scott has three podcasts, hanselminutes.com for tech talk, thisdeveloperslife.com on developers' lives and loves, and ratchetandthegeek.com for pop culture and tech media. He's written a number of books and spoken in person to almost a half million developers worldwide.
Brian Harry
Brian is Corporate Vice President of the Developer Division at Microsoft.
Scott Hunter
Scott is Principal Program Manager Lead on the ASP.NET team at Microsoft. He focuses on all aspects of ASP.NET but has worked extensively in a couple of areas: Data, Dynamic Data, Web Pages (aka Plan 9) and Web Forms.
Panos Panay
Panos Panay is the corporate vice president for Surface Computing at Microsoft. He is responsible for the overall direction and strategy for this innovative business, focused on delivering on the vision that is now Microsoft Surface. He is also responsible for the Microsoft Hardware Division, where he manages user experience and development for all mice, keyboards, webcams and headsets. 
Before joining Microsoft in 2004, Panay was a group program manager at NMBT Electrical Mechanical Division, responsible for end-to-end development and manufacturing of products such as keyboards, speakers and other electromechanical devices. Panay has an MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor of science from California State University, Northridge.
Robert Sinclair
As Chief Accessibility Officer at Microsoft, Rob Sinclair is responsible for the company's global strategy to make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to see, hear, and use their devices, software, and content.  Sinclair speaks around the world about how addressing needs of people with a wide range of abilities can transform the way everyone interacts in an increasingly digital world. Throughout his career, Sinclair has worked on more inclusive approaches to technology. At Microsoft, he is championing the concept of people-centric design, which creates multiple ways for people, including those with disabilities, to interact with computing devices and content.
Jeffrey Snover
Jeffrey Snover is a Distinguished Engineer Microsoft and the Lead Architect for the Windows Server and System Center Division. Snover is the inventor of Windows PowerShell, an object-based distributed automation engine, scripting language, and command line shell. Snover joined Microsoft in 1999 as divisional architect for the Management and Services Division, providing technical direction across Microsoft's management technologies and products. Snover has over 30 years of industry experience with a focus on management technologies and solutions. Snover held 8 patents prior to joining Microsoft, and has registered over 30 patents since.
S. Somasegar
Somasegar is the corporate vice president of the Developer Division at Microsoft. Somasegar is responsible for developer tools and services, including the programming languages and runtimes designed for a broad base of software developers and development teams, the Visual Studio line of products and services, and the .NET Framework. His team also owns the MSDN online service that enables a deep connection with the Microsoft developer audiences. In addition, Somasegar is responsible for the Cloud and Enterprise business’s Global Development Centers in China, India, and Israel, and he is the executive sponsor for these centers for all of Microsoft.
Eric Wilfrid
Eric Wilfrid is Director of Program Management on the Office Apple Productivity Experiences team. His team is responsible for Office for iPad, iPhone, and Mac. Eric joined Microsoft in August 1994 as a developer working on PowerPoint, based in Silicon Valley. He's a charter member of the Office for Mac team, joining the team in 1997 and contributing to every version of Office for Mac and iOS since then.  
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