David Bills

David Bills
David Bills is Microsoft’s general manager of Trustworthy Computing, where he serves as the company’s chief reliability strategist and is responsible for the broad evangelism of the company’s online service reliability programs. His team engages with business groups across the company to promote industry-leading practices related to the design, development and operation of online services at Internet scale. Additionally, his team provides customer insight back into business groups to help ensure the reliability needs of customers are built into Microsoft’s products and services. Before joining Microsoft, Bills held several positions at Yahoo!, Inc., the last as Vice President of Production Operations, the organization responsible for managing the company’s global production computing environment. Prior to Yahoo!, Bills led the AltaVista Company operations organization through two acquisitions; the first Overture Services, Inc. acquiring AltaVista, the second Yahoo!, Inc. acquiring Overture. He began focusing on operating Internet-facing services while at Compaq Computer Corporation, culminating in a series of due-diligence exercises leading up to the formation of the AltaVista Internet business unit, and ultimately assuming responsibility for the AltaVista Company operations organization. Bills holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Arizona State University.