Andre Furtado

Andre Furtado

Andre Furtado is a Senior Program Manager in the Bing Developer Experiences team and Product Lead for Bing APIs, where he envisions, ships and supports APIs consumed by both internal and external Microsoft customers such as Office, Apple, Amazon and Yahoo. Previous roles include being the first Program Manager of the Bing Incubation team, serviceability owner of multiple Microsoft Windows user experience features ranging from the Control Panel to the modern Start Menu live tiles, post-grad instructor and software engineer/consultant for local Brazilian IT companies, including a local startup for which he was one of the founders. Andre is a world champion of Imagine Cup Japan 2005 and Imagine Cup Korea 2007 software competitions and has almost 50 papers, articles and tutorials published in international and Brazilian conferences, symposiums, journals, magazines and in the web. Former Microsoft Student Partner Lead, Andre got involved in Microsoft technologies in the early 2000s as the co-lead of the first .NET user group in Brazil. Andre is a Certified Microsoft Solutions Framework Practitioner, Microsoft Certified Professional and Sun Certified Java Programmer. Andre holds PhD, MSc and BS degrees in Computer Science from Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), one of Brazil's top-5 Computer Science institutions, with focus on Software Engineering, Software Product Lines and Game Development.