Sundar Kannan, has had sales and management responsibilities in HP, Oracle and IBM. Most recently he was the Director of Business Development for Windows Azure in Microsoft. He has been working in the IT industry for the past 16 years in various capacities mainly in roles focusing around client success. His career has taken him from IBM/Lotus in Asia to HP and Oracle in Canada before moving to Microsoft in 2004. He has held many regional and global roles, with an extensive background in Enterprise, Hosting and Telco sales. In 2006, he won the top sales award for the Communication Sector in Microsoft for closing a significant multiyear deal with a leading Telco in Canada. Sundar also served 3 years in the Singapore Navy as a Naval Gunner. He finished his degree from York University, Canada in Computer Science.