Keynotes & General Sessions

Live! 360 Keynote: Mary Jo Foley on Microsoft and the Devices and Services Reality


7:00pm - 8:00pm

Level: Everyone

Mary Jo Foley

Journalist and Author

The shift in business model from software to devices and services. Impending leadership changes at the very top of the company. Continuing competition from Apple, Google and Amazon. Add it all up and it's clear that Microsoft is undergoing unprecedented transformation.

These changes aren't just industry news...they affect every single developer and IT Pro using Microsoft technologies in ways that are just as profound as the changes themselves. But how can you track these changes and make intelligent decisions about your skills and career choices, especially at a technical conference?

Easy! Come to our Live! 360 opening keynote, with ZDNet's "All About Microsoft" blogger Mary Jo Foley. Mary Jo will be interviewed by Blue Badge Insights founder and Live! 360 Co-Chair Andrew Brust, who will ask Foley about Microsoft's future product roadmaps, leadership outcomes, big technology bets and more.

Gaining context from this discussion will be an excellent way to kick off Live! 360, and audience questions will be welcome. So come with your best Microsoft-centric questions, quibbles and insights, and get ready to supplement your developer skills with some serious industry analysis.