Ken Azuma, Senior UX architect, a Microsoft MVP : Client App Dev. He has dedicated the most of his work life to Rich Internet Application development project using various RIA technologies. He is working like catalyst to blend the designer, developer and business decision maker. After years of considering how developers and designers can work together to deliver a high quality product, Ken's perspective on RIA development has widened from that of a programmer to that of an architect. Ken inspires talented people from across the developer and designer communities with his vision of RIAs and the possibilities they offer. As senior UX architect at 2ndFACTORY Japan, his enthusiasm for Rich Internet Application will result in more bridges being built between the designer and developer worlds and more inspirational RIAs when the talents of these two groups are brought together.