Lori Lamkin

Lori Lamkin is the Director of Program Management for Visual Studio Cloud Services. She leads a team of program managers to drive the online developer experience to create cloud connected apps, collaborate with their team members, connect with community, all while adopting modern development practices. She joined Microsoft in 1990 supporting customers with the C/C++ language product and in 1993 became the Unit Manager of C/C++ technical customer support, leading over 100 managers, engineers and outsourced partners to high quality, low cost customer service and product improvement. She joined the Microsoft product development team in 1996 as a Lead Program Manager for C/C++ and became the Group Program Manager for C/C++ and C# in 2001. She moved into the lifecycle tools business in early 2003 to define and deliver version 1.0 of Visual Studio Team System in the Group Program Manager role in Team Foundation Server. As Group Program Manager, she was responsible for defining product vision, driving deep customer relationships, building a strong design team, and leading the design and delivery of this version 1.0 product across three Microsoft Development Centers. She held various roles in Team Foundation Server including running the Redmond based team and most recently the Director of Program Management for TFS. She holds a B.S. in Mathematics with an emphasis in Computer Science from the University of Washington. Lori enjoys reading, cooking, hot yoga, dance, tennis and spending time with her husband and twin boys.