Michael Rys - Microsoft Corporation

After finishing his Ph.D. at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in the area of database systems, Michael went to Stanford University for a Postdoc, where he worked on semi-structured databases and distributed heterogeneous information integration. In late 1998, he joined Microsoft Corporation in Redmond where he is now a Program Manager for SQL Server's XML Technologies. Michael also represents Microsoft in the W3C XML Query working group and the ANSI H2 group (SQL standard) and is a member of ACM and IEEE.