Samartha (Sam) Chandrashekar
Samartha (Sam) Chandrashekar is a Program Manager at Microsoft. He works on cloud services to enable machine learning and real time predictive analytics on real-time streaming data from IoT devices and other data exhausts. In the past, he conceived and delivered groundbreaking cloud security functionality - “Shielded Virtual Machines” that enables customer workloads and associated data to be protected from the operator/administrator of the cloud service. He was also responsible for the isolation properties of containers and virtual machines (Windows, Linux & FreeBSD) in hostile multi-tenant cloud hosting environments. In former lives, he worked on automatic parallelization tools for supercomputing space at IBM and electronic trading at Morgan Stanley. He enjoys traveling to new places and is addicted to trivia. Sam holds a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University.