Media Alert: Microsoft to Host More Than 300 Government, Education Leaders at 8th Annual U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit

REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 16, 2010 —

What:The Microsoft U.S. Public Sector CIO Summit on Feb. 24–25 will bring together more than 300 government and education leaders from around the country, as well as Microsoft Corp. executives, product managers and partner organizations. Throughout the event, Microsoft and its partners will discuss and demonstrate the latest technologies and preview emerging government and education solutions. Members of the press will have an opportunity to attend general sessions, ask questions during special one-on-one sessions and converse with customers between sessions.


Highlights: Speakers and topics at the summit include the following:

  • The Transformation of Public Sector. Curt Kolcun, vice president of the Microsoft U.S. Public Sector

  • The New Conversation. Robert Youngjohns, president of Microsoft North America

  • Virtualization and the Windows Azure Platform. Bob Muglia, president of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft

  • Cloud Computing Solutions. Ron Markezich, corporate vice president of Microsoft Online

  • An Insider Look at the Windows Azure Platform. Yousef Khalidi, distinguished engineer for Windows Azure at Microsoft

  • Next-Generation Datacenters. Rick Bakken, director of Business Development & Strategy, Global Foundation Services at Microsoft ; and Christian Belady, lead principal infrastructure architect, Global Foundation Services at Microsoft

  • Office 2010. Giovanni Mezgec, general manager of the Office Product Group at Microsoft

  • Collaboration in Education. Gideon Bibliowicz, product manager for SharePoint at Microsoft

  • Government 2.0: Government, Software & Citizens. Dr. Mark Drapeau, director of Innovative Social Engagement at Microsoft, and Steve Ressler, founder and president, GovLoop

When: Feb. 24–25, 2010

Where: Microsoft Conference Center

16070 NE 36th Way, Bldg. 33

Redmond, WA 98052

(425) 706-0033

Registration: Members of the press interested in attending the summit can find event, travel and registration information at

Breaking News: News and information from the summit can be found on Twitter at the hashtag #USPSCIO and at

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