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Microsoft’s Rick Bakken on Microsoft Cloud Service
April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meet Rick Bakken, Senior Director of Data Evangelism at Microsoft Cloud and Infrastructure Operations! Learn more about the operations of one of the best physical networks on the planet!
Microsoft Cloud and Infrastructure Operations
MCIO is a Microsoft business unit responsible for designing, building and operating Microsoft unified global datacenters; managing demand planning and capacity utilization of the unified infrastructure; and for all the operations needed to run one of the physical networks on planet.
Rick Bakken is responsible for leading the evangelism of Microsoft’s datacenter infrastructure strategies and best practices in engagements with some of the company’s largest customers and partners aside global sales and marketing teams. His role is to work directly with the Microsoft technical & account teams providing expert services with customers and partners in exposing MCIO capabilities as a definitive Hyper Scale infrastructure authority.
As a professional speaker and eight-time winner of the Microsoft Executive Briefing Center Distinguished Speaker of the Year Award, he maintains exemplary presentation and communication skills required to assimilate concepts from various sources to disseminate strategic findings and recommendations to key senior decision makers. He delivers executive briefings (MS-EBC), CXO events, datacenter tours and direct to customer engagements. A veteran of the IT industry Rick has managed IT operations, sales and marketing, business development, procurement, global strategies, product development, technical support, manufacturing and supply chain. A 25-year veteran with Microsoft, he holds a BS in International Management from Muskingum University and is a member of the International Coaches Federation (ICF) and is a practicing executive speaker, mentor, musician, trainer and coach