Ross Ortega is a Program Manager in Azure Networking responsible for ExpressRoute, VPNs, and Network Virtual Appliances. Prior to Azure he was in Windows Networking focusing on Network Virtualization, Hyper-V switch security, PowerShell, and network performance. Before Microsoft Ross founded a couple of venture-backed networking startups focusing on networking software and network behavioral analysis. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington and Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT.