Sam George is the Director of Azure IoT at Microsoft, responsible for the Azure IoT Suite, Azure IoT Services and our IoT Device SDK. He has been at Microsoft since 1997 years and has spent time in all three engineering disciplines (development, test and program management). Sam spent most of his career as a dev manager, dev lead, or developer and in 2011 I switched to a program management leadership position.
Sam is responsible for Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Internet of Things (IoT) offerings. As a GPM he is responsible for Microsoft’s developed facing platform offerings, including features and API shape – as well as business and market strategy. His team works directly with customers and top tier partners to evolve the product.
The function of the IoT Community, is to focus on the adoption & application of IoT in commercial environments, seeking to understand & contribute to applying the technology or overcoming the wide variety of barriers, inhibitors, and technical & operational issues. As a member of the board, Sam will provide impartial input and guidance to the overall vision, strategy and execution that is helping to shape the current and future direction for the IoT Community, as well as the broader IoT industry.