Torsten is a Principal Program Manager Lead in the Enterprise and Cloud division at Microsoft. Torsten's focus areas are Microsoft's SQL Server offerings in Azure and on premises. He currently oversees Microsoft's investments into Azure SQL Database targeting highly scalable SaaS applications in Azure. A special interest for Torsten is helping customers adopt Azure for their data processing needs. Torsten has more than 15 years experience working with Microsoft SQL Server products, and has been with the SQL Server product group in Redmond for the last 10+ years serving in different roles in development and program management. He holds a PhD in computer science from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland.