Whether you are a first time Microsoft Ignite attendee like me, or you’ve been attending since the event began, knowing who is speaking at the event makes a big difference in your planning process. Microsoft Ignite features over 700 session from a wide variety of speakers. Here’s just a few of the great minds you can hear at Ignite.


Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft:

Satya oversees all of Microsoft business and leadership and his strategic vision leads company innovations not only in the products they offer to customers, but also in areas like company culture that help to empower employees to do great things.

Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Data Group, Microsoft:

Joseph leads the Database, Big Data & Machine Learning products at Microsoft. Big Data and Machine Learning – hot topics for sure. Data is growing at an ever increasing pace. According to Analytics Week, by 2020, about 1.7 Megabytes of data will be created every second for every person on the planet.

Julia White, Corporate Vice President, Azure & Security, Microsoft:

Julia leads marketing for Microsoft Azure, working with engineering to lead the direction of Azure and helping guide customers’ success. She also leads Microsoft’s National Cloud & Datacenter marketing; bringing the Microsoft cloud to people all over the world.


Paula Januszkiewicz, CEO, Security Expert, CQURE Inc.:

Paula is CEO and founder of CQURE Inc. and CQURE Academy. She is an Enterprise Security MVP and a world-class cybersecurity expert, with years of experience in the field, performing penetration tests, architecture consulting, and training.


Tony Redmond, Microsoft MVP:

Tony is a technology evangelist and thought leader with over 27 years of experience helping global corporations embrace and implement cloud technologies. He previously held the position of VP/CTO at HP and Compaq.



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