Building a team to build a large-scale Azure solution

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Learn about the planning, strategic decisions and real-life issues when building large-scale Azure solutions: from building the organization, to development practices, to bringing to market and commercializing

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Speaker: Paul Maher, General Manager | Industry Experiences, Cloud + AI | Microsoft Corporation

Paul currently leads the Industry Experiences team at Microsoft, focused on helping Microsoft partners with their move to the cloud. He is based in Seattle, where he lives with his wife and two boys.

Paul is a proven leader in the technology field, having extensive industry experience acquired across a variety of roles, with a passion for technology. He is a strategic thinker, who can look at the big picture, or complex problems and distill into actionable output.

Paul started his career behind the code as a Software Engineer, through to most recently as General Manager at Microsoft. He has extensive experience of leading, building and growing global diverse and distributed teams. Paul has delivered mission-critical software products to market in multiple industries. He has a demonstrated ability to work across geographies and organizations to achieve success.

Paul has been involved in helping some of the largest companies worldwide moving to the cloud. He is in popular demand for consult on digital transformation strategies and guidance on moving to the cloud.

Recent key accomplishments:
• Involved in building some of the largest scale cloud solutions existing in the market today.
• Recognized by CIO Review magazine as key cloud Influencer.
• Showcased in Profile Magazine covering career accomplishments.
• Built world-class Product Engineering teams, and most recently delivered to market one of the world’s largest cloud, big data and business intelligence solutions: transformative state-of-the-art financial and risk management platform all running in the cloud.

Paul is open to consulting and speaking engagements around cloud and digital transformation.