Joseph Williams

Dr. Joseph Williams is the Managing Director for SaaS in the Hosting Service Providers channel partner organization. Recently Dr. Williams ran the Hosted Lync business in the Operators Channel organization. Prior to that he was a Senior Director in the Lync product group’s Partner Engineering team and was responsible for integration engineering of Microsoft’s O365 cloud with service providers as well as for the development and delivery of the Lync Hoster solutions. Other roles within Microsoft include being the Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft’s $20 billion enterprise sales organization, being the CTO for Microsoft’s Global Accounts organization, and running a Microsoft Consulting Services team of solution architects. Dr. Williams also worked at Sun Microsystems, JD Edwards, and was a co-founder and CTO of COSS Technology Group. In a distant past Dr. Williams was a professor in the College of Business at Colorado State University doing teaching and doing research on how enterprises use technology for strategic business advantage.