Principal Program Manager
Michael Rys is a principal program manager at Microsoft. He has a PhD in Database Systems from ETH Zurich, Switzerland and was a Post-Doc and Research Associate at Stanford University before joining Microsoft. His main interests are in helping people to process their data more easily and efficiently. He has represented Microsoft on the XQuery and SQL design committees and has taken SQL Server beyond relational with XML, Geospatial and Semantic Search. Currently he’s working on Big Data systems and query languages such as Cosmos/SCOPE. Spark and .NET, and Azure Data Lake/U-SQL when he’s not enjoying time with his family underwater or at autocross. Follow him on Twitter: @MikeDoesBigData.