Liam Kelly

General Manager, Developer Experience, Microsoft UK

Updated: March 2015

In his role as General Manager, Developer Experience at Microsoft UK, Liam is responsible for new and emerging technologies and innovation programs with customers and partners as well as relationships with UK developers and designers, IT professionals, students, startups and venture capitalists.

He joined the UK subsidiary in 2007. Prior to this appointment he founded Solidsoft and grew this over a 16 year period to be one of Microsoft’s top partners, achieving 3 worldwide partner of the year awards during this time. Solidsoft specialised in software projects exploiting new benefits of early stage, often beta, products to deliver commercial software solutions for blue chip organisations. Latterly Solidsoft built a reputation for software integration and cloud solution services as well as diversifying into product development.

Prior to this Liam worked in software companies covering public sector and financial services sectors, specifically in the city and insurance.