May 48, 2015
Chicago, IL

Spark the future.

The best and brightest minds will be all in one place to talk cloud infrastructure and management, productivity, big data and the internet of things, unified communications, mobility and more. So welcome, thinkers. And get ready for a glimpse at what’s possible today and in the future.

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Satya Nadella

Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft

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Satya Nadella leads Microsoft’s 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.

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.

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.

Dave Campbell

Chief Technology Officer, Cloud & Enterprise, Microsoft

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Dave Campbell helps formulate, implement and communicate Microsoft’s cloud strategy. Over the last five years he has focused on the Azure platform and Microsoft’s Big Data strategy. Since joining Microsoft in 1994, he has primarily focused on data management challenges and held a variety of product development roles within the SQL Server team. Campbell has over 25 years of enterprise software experience.

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.

Peggy Johnson

Executive Vice President, Business Development, Microsoft

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Peggy Johnson is responsible for driving strategic business deals and partnerships across various industries with key customers, strategic innovation partners, OEMs, key accounts, third-party publishers, and industry influencers. Prior to this role, she served as Executive Vice President and President of Global Market Development at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Johnson lives in the Seattle area with her husband and the youngest of her three children.

Chris Jones

Corporate Vice President, OneDrive and SharePoint, Microsoft

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Chris Jones joined Microsoft in 1991 and currently leads the engineering team for OneDrive, SharePoint Online, and SharePoint Servers. Prior to his current role, he led the engineering for, OneDrive, Microsoft account, and Messenger; and he served for several years as Vice President in both program management and engineering in the Windows Division. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematical and computational sciences from Stanford University.


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Special hotel rates are available during the online registration process. Most are located within 7 miles of McCormick Place Convention Center and are in the heart of downtown Chicago. Our transportation options will make it seamless for you to get back and forth during the week from the official Microsoft Ignite hotels to McCormick Place.

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