Our illustrious founder and CEO was on hand at Microsoft's 2012 Windows Azure Partner Summit in Redmond, WA last week to tell our Azure story. David regaled the audience of global ISV CTOs and CIOs with the ups and downs we've experienced developing MediaValet from a tool - to address our parent company's (VRX Studios') digital asset management woes back in late 2009 - to the fully independent, global SaaS offering that MediaValet is today.
On hand to tell their Windows Azure stories as well were Rob Minaglia, the VP of Strategic Alliances at CA Technologies; Art Haddad, the Lead Architect at Esri; Van Beach, Product Manager for Milliman; Ted Pendleton, Sr. VP, Numerix; and, Chris Ford, RenderMan Business Director, Pixar Animation Studios.
There were numerous senior Microsoft people who presented at the two day event as well, including: Kim Akers, General Manager, ISV Partners, Developer & Platform Evangelism; Tim O'Brien, General Manger, Platform Strategy; Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President, Azure Application Platform; Dr. Dileep Bhandarkar, Distinguished Engineer, Foundation Services; Steven Martin, General Manager, Windows Azure Business Strategy; Bob Kelly, Corporate Vice President, Windows Azure Marketing; and, Kevin McCarthy, Chief Financial Officer, Xbox.
In our minds, the best quote of the event was Bob Kelly's: "Microsoft wants to run the world's Apps". We heard this repeatedly throughout Bob's presentation and it's the first time we've heard it put this way. This is very good us as it means Microsoft will continue to invest in the Azure platform, making it better and better for applications such as MediaValet. If the past year is any indication of what's to come, we can only assume that the platform and the tools that support it are going to improve exponentially throughout 2012.
Thank you Microsoft, we're "all in" as well.
The MediaValet Team.