Director, Azure Developer Marketing
Cliff Simpkins heads up Developer Audience Marketing for Microsoft Azure, helping bring the Microsoft cloud to life for developers around the world. He has been at Microsoft for the last 15 years, working in a variety of roles to help improve the lives of devs, including Developer Evangelism, Product Planning, Product Management, and Developer Audience Marketing. His approach combines customer obsession with sound storytelling, working to land product stories with as little spin as possible. Prior to joining Microsoft, Cliff worked in governmental consulting and a couple of startups as a programmer.