Yousef Khalidi, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, to speak atAppOnCloud conference


Yousef Khalidi, a Distinguished Engineer in the Microsoft Windows Azure team, will be the keynote speaker at the AppOnCloud conferences to be held in Bangalore and Mumbai on 14th and 16th March 2012 respectively. He is expected to address the gathering of technology entrepreneurs and developers about building cutting edge mobile, social and consumer web applications, all powered by the cloud.

Khalidi is one of the technical leaders responsible for the overall design of Windows Azure, Microsoft's cloud platform for developing, deploying, managing, and hosting cloud-based web services. Before Windows Azure, Khalidi led an advanced development team in Windows that tackled a number of related operating system areas, including application model, resource management, and isolation. He also served as a member of the Windows Core Architecture group. Before joining Microsoft, Khalidi was a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. During his 14 years at Sun, he held several development, architecture, and management positions in Sun’s software division as well as in Sun Labs.

At the AppOnCloud conferences, Khalidi will be joined by other accomplished technologists like Suresh Sambandam, Founder & CEO, OrangeScape, Sriram V Iyer, Co-founder, United Mobile Apps and Janakiram MSV, the Chief Editor of and previously the Technology Evangelist for Amazon Web Services.The AppOnCloud conferences are being conducted by, a cloud computing industry-focused subsidiary of, which is India's leading online platform for startups and entrepreneurs. Organized in collaboration with Windows Azure, Nexus Venture Partners and Mumbai Angels, the conferences claim to be an attempt to showcase the potential of cloud computing in consumer-facing applications, while allowing for a nuanced discussion about the cloud computing domain in India through workshops and a panel discussion with the experts.

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