Up Against the Challenge: One Platform for All

Event: COMP 4900 Talk by Microsoft

Title: Up Against the Challenge: One Platform for All

Date: 28 October 2015 (Wednesday)

Time: 6-8pm

Venue: CSE Lab 1 (Room 4221)

Target: All CSE UG

Quota: 50 (register for the talk)

Speaker: Joelle Woo, Director, Business Development & Developer Experience (DX), Microsoft Hong Kong Limited


Microsoft has been dedicating to bring innovations to the digital world. With the release of Windows 10, what vision Microsoft is actually trying to achieve is going to be revealed in this talk. Meanwhile, Microsoft would also like to bring in the power of youths to reinvent the future of the world. The talk will also share how Microsoft is involving students to make the community we are living in a better and advanced one.

Bio of Speaker:

Joelle Woo

Joelle Woo, Microsoft Hong Kong Limited

As director of the Business Development & Developer Experience (DX) in Microsoft Hong Kong, Joelle is responsible for driving business transformation in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, leading the startups engagement and building apps and business cases on cloud and mobile platform. In addition, Joelle is leading the team on developer experience including technology evangelism to support local IT professional and developers and driving business partnership and dedicated support for local independent software developers.

Prior to her current role, Joelle was the director of Marketing and Operations, responsible for leading business operations, marketing strategy and overall business performance of the software business groups. Joelle also led the Developer and Platform Group as a director, where she was responsible for developing platform strategy and evangelizing the benefits and business value of the Microsoft platform. During her time in Microsoft's Server Platform unit, Joelle was the business group lead and managed the business and marketing initiatives for all Microsoft Server products. She was also in charge of Enterprise Marketing for Microsoft Hong Kong.

Joelle joined Microsoft Hong Kong in 1999 as Partner Account Manager, focusing on the development of channel programs for the large account resellers. She was subsequently moved to be the product marketing manager for Windows Server System, responsible for planning and managing the overall product marketing and communication initiatives.

Before joining Microsoft Hong Kong, Joelle worked in the marketing department for two IT companies in Hong Kong, namely Tech Pacific and JOS Computer.

Joelle holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from The University of Hong Kong.

Registration Deadline: 23 October 2015 (Friday), 5:00pm


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