Day 1 

October 28




Joseph Sirosh          

Corporate Vice President, 

Data Group, 
Microsoft Corporation


Accelerating your Business with a Modern Data Strategy             

Joseph Sirosh is a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, and leads the Data Group. His team of data scientists and engineers is developing the Cortana analytics Suite to transform data into actionable intelligence. Joseph joined Microsoft in fall 2013 from Inc. where he was most recently the vice president for the Global Inventory Platform and the CTO of the core retail business. In this role he had responsibility for the science and software behind Amazon’s supply chain and order fulfillment systems, as well as the central Machine Learning group, which he built and led. During his nine years at Amazon, he managed a variety of teams including forecasting, inventory, supply chain and fulfillment, the precursor to the Amazon Machine Learning product, fraud prevention systems, data warehouse, and a novel data-driven seller lending business. Before joining Amazon, he worked for Fair Isaac Corp. as vice president of research and development. He is passionate about machine learning and its applications and has been active in the field since 1990.  
Come learn everything you want to know about next-generation SQL Server, mission critical performance and scale for transactional, data warehouse and mixed workloads, structured and unstructured data, security innovations, availability and reliability improvements, advanced analytics, business intelligence, world class scale on-premises and to the cloud.

Day 2

October 29




David DeWitt          

Technical Fellow, 

Microsoft Jim Gray Systems Lab 


Rimma Nehme

Principal Research Engineer, Microsoft Jim Gray Systems Lab 


Data Management for Internet of Things (IoT)

Over the past few years, we've talked about Big Data, Cloud, Polybase, Hekaton, Parallel Databases... 

This year, building on all of these topics from the past, we are going to focus on data management for the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a new generation of information technology and data management requirements are both unique and unprecedented. As such, we believe data management will play a crucial role in IoT effective operations and adoption.  

In this keynote, we start from the core definition and architecture of IoT and will describe the "what", "why" and "how" of IoT and its data requirements for the audience to derive a holistic view of the technology.  

Women in Technology Luncheon 



Angie Chang 

Vice President - Strategic Partnerships
Hackbright Academy 



Hackbright Academy is the leading engineering school for women with a mission to increase female representation in tech through education, mentorship and community. 

During this luncheon Angie will share how Hackbright Academy has been working to reduce the gender gap, empower women to take a more active role in their career development and encourage them to become technology creators through education, mentorship and community. 

Learn more about Hackbright Academy. 

Women in Technology Luncheon is proudly sponsored by: