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PASS Summit 2009 Keynotes

Four top Microsoft SQL Server executives will take center stage in a series of can’t-miss keynote addresses at PASS Summit Unite 2009.

Bob Muglia, president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business (STB), and Ted Kummert, senior vice president of the Business Platform Division, will kick off the conference Nov. 3 with an inside look at the future of Microsoft’s data platform. In addition, General Manager for SQL Server Business Intelligence Tom Casey and Technical Fellow David J. DeWitt of the Data and Storage Platform Division return to PASS Summit by popular demand to deliver keynotes on the next generation of BI and the latest innovations from the Jim Gray Systems Lab, respectively.

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Bob Muglia

President, Server and Tools Business
Microsoft Corp.

Bob Muglia is president of the Server and Tools Business (STB) at Microsoft. STB is chartered to deliver on Dynamic IT, Microsoft's initiative focused on helping customers deliver technology innovation that helps IT pros and developers create highly-optimized and agile infrastructures that continuously align to changing business needs. As STB business leader, Muglia is responsible for developing and marketing Microsoft's infrastructure and developer software. This integrated set of products provides the foundation for IT operations, security, application development, and integration. The infrastructure and developer software portfolio includes Microsoft Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, Virtualization products, System Center management products, and the Forefront line of business security products, among others.

Muglia is a member of Microsoft's Senior Leadership Team that is responsible for shaping the company's business and technology strategy. Before he was named president of STB in January 2009, Muglia was senior vice president for the business group.

Since joining Microsoft in January 1988, Muglia has served in a variety of positions, including managing the development of the MSN network of Internet services and the Microsoft Office family of business productivity applications, Windows Server applications, and productivity appliances such as Pocket PCs, eBooks, and Tablet PCs. In addition, Muglia helped to bring together the Visual Studio family of developer tools and drove the Win32 API, customer requirements, and product specification for the Microsoft Windows NT operating system. Before joining Microsoft, Muglia was a development manager at ROLM Co. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Michigan.

Ted Kummert

Senior Vice President, Business Platform Division
Microsoft Corp.

As senior vice president of the Business Platform Division at Microsoft Corp., Ted Kummert leads a product team that delivers an integrated and comprehensive application platform for customers of all sizes as part of the Microsoft Server and Tools Business. Kummert's key product responsibilities span multiple product lines from the application tier to the storage tier, including storage, Microsoft SQL Server, the Application Server, and Cloud Services.

Before the formation of the Business Platform Division, Kummert served as corporate vice president of the Data Storage and Platform Division. Previous to that, he was responsible for the Security, Access and Solutions Division (SASD), an integrated product division responsible for products and services including Windows Server Terminal Services, Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server, Microsoft Forefront Server Security for Exchange, and Microsoft Small Business Server.

Before leading SASD, Kummert served as corporate vice president of the Business Process and Integration (BPI) Division, where he was responsible for Microsoft's BPI products, including Microsoft BizTalk Server, Commerce Server and Host Integration Server. In this role, he drove business strategy and product development to address customer needs in the areas of business-to business integration, business process automation, legacy application integration, and e-commerce.

Before leading the BPI Division, Kummert was a corporate vice president in MSN, responsible for the MSN subscription businesses, including MSN Internet Access, MSN TV service, and MSN software subscription offerings. In this role, he was responsible for product development and business strategy, including the development of MSN 8 and MSN 9, and development of the MSN subscription platform and Microsoft's consumer applications for personal finance and digital imaging.

Since joining Microsoft in 1989, Kummert has held various other positions in product development, starting with the Windows NT operating system, and spent several years working on operating system technology for interactive TV systems, the Windows CE operating system, and numerous consumer device products. Before coming to Microsoft, Kummert worked at HP and Apple Computer Inc. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and lives in the Seattle area with his wife and three sons.

Tom Casey

General Manager, SQL Server Business Intelligence
Microsoft Corp.

As a general manager within the SQL Server development team at Microsoft Corp., Tom Casey is responsible for managing the overall strategy, design, development and delivery of SQL Server business intelligence technologies. The foundation of Microsoft’s end-to-end business intelligence solutions, SQL Server delivers an innovative business intelligence platform with integrated analytics, including OLAP, data mining, ETL tools, data warehousing, and enterprise reporting functionality. This comprehensive, integrated approach helps organizations worldwide seamlessly build and deploy robust business intelligence applications at all scales with low total cost of ownership.

Before his current position, Casey served in a similar role driving the development of Microsoft’s business process and integration products (BizTalk Server and Host Integration Server) and developing Microsoft’s overall workflow strategy. Casey joined Microsoft in 1996 and spent the first six years of his tenure delivering Microsoft’s database replication technologies and the mobile edition of SQL Server. Before Microsoft, Casey worked as a database applications and systems developer at a few small startup companies. Casey has a business degree with an emphasis in management information systems from the University of Arizona.

David J. DeWitt

Technical Fellow, Data and Storage Platform Division
Microsoft Corp.

David J. DeWitt is a Technical Fellow in the Microsoft Data and Storage Platform Division. DeWitt’s role is creating and leading the Microsoft Jim Gray Systems Lab, a new advanced development center in Madison, WI, for Microsoft, in association with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Computer Sciences Department. DeWitt came to Microsoft from the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin, which he joined in September 1976 after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He served as department chair from July 1999 to July 2004 and held the title of John P. Morgridge Professor of Computer Sciences when he retired from the University of Wisconsin.

DeWitt is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (1998), a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2007), and an ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Fellow (1995). He received the 1995 SIGMOD Innovations Award for his contributions to the database systems field. SIGMOD is the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Management of Data.

DeWitt has authored over 120 technical publications and served on numerous program committees and NSF (National Science Foundation) Review Panels. He was a member of the NSF CISE (Computer and Information Science and Engineering) Advisor Committee from 2000-2003, the CSTB (Computer Science and Telecommunications Board) from 2005-2007, and has served on several NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) study panels. He was the program chair of the 1983 SIGMOD conference, program co-chair of the 1988 VLDB (Very Large Data Base Endowment) conference, and general chair of the 2002 SIGMOD Conference. He has graduated 33 Ph.D. students.

DeWitt, an avid woodworker and swimmer, lives in Madison, WI, with his wife, Julie DeWitt. He has two daughters, Anne and Elizabeth.

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