MicrosoftIgnite

May 48, 2015, Chicago, IL

Challenge what you know, reveal new opportunities, spark innovation, and see where technology is headed at the largest and most comprehensive Microsoft technology event.

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Keynote Address

Satya Nadella

Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft

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Satya Nadella leads Microsoft & transformation to a productivity and platform company in the cloud-first, mobile-first world. Prior to becoming CEO, he held leadership roles in both enterprise and consumer businesses across the company. Nadella joined Microsoft in 1992 and became known as a leader who could span technologies, businesses, and transform product offerings. Originally from Hyderabad, India, he currently lives in Bellevue, Washington, with his wife and three children.

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Brad Anderson

Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Client & Mobility (ECM), Microsoft

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Brad Anderson is CVP 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 and a major driver of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite. Brad writes regularly on his blog, In the Cloud. Prior to Microsoft, Anderson spent 12 years at Novell, serving as VP of ZENWorks.

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Gurdeep Singh Pall

Corporate Vice President, Skype, Microsoft

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Gurdeep Pall joined Microsoft in January 1990 as a software design engineer and has worked on many breakthrough products during his tenure. Prior to his current position, he was the corporate vice president for the Information Platform & Experience team responsible for vision, product strategy and R&D for the Bing services and platform. Pall currently holds more than 20 patents in networking, VoIP and collaboration areas and is on the board of trustees of Ashesi University.

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Joe Belfiore

Corporate Vice President, PC, Tablet and Phone, Microsoft

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Joe Belfiore is responsible for the Microsoft customer experience across phones and devices. Prior to his current role, he was the Corporate Vice President and Director of Program Management for the team responsible for the design and software product definition of the Windows Phone and Corporate Vice President of Zune Software and Services. Belfiore graduated from Stanford University.

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Harry Shum

Executive Vice President, Technology and Research, Microsoft

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Harry Shum is executive vice president of Microsoft’s Technology and Research group. He is responsible for driving the company’s overall technical directions, including mid-term and long-term technology strategy and forward-looking research and development efforts. He oversees Microsoft Research, one of the world’s premier computer science research organizations and its integration with the engineering teams across the company.

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Introducing Microsoft Ignite

If you are on the hook to help your company make the right tech moves in the new world of mobile and cloud, Ignite is the show for you. For the first time ever, we’re putting under one roof the education, vision and guidance for the full spectrum of our enterprise solutions.

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City of Chicago press conference

Microsoft is rewiring what an enterprise tech conference is and does, from how you will plan your week ahead of time, to how you’ll use social media to get the most out of the event, to how you’ll enjoy the city of Chicago.

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