Saurin Shah

Accomplished leader with 10+ years of experience in product management and software development, with primary focus on enhancing customer productivity. I did my B.S. and M.S (with honors) in Computer Science from reputable schools, after which I joined Microsoft. After a few years, I felt the need to learn business knowledge, and hence did my MBA (with honors) from Foster School of Business, University of Washington. Throughout my career, I have excelled consistently in diverse roles: Test, Developer, Architect and Product Manager, in various divisions like Windows, Windows Live, Office, and Azure. I am passionate about BigData, and am currently working as a Senior Program Manager in HDInsight - a managed Hadoop offering on Azure cloud. Specialties: Agile software development, SaaS, SCRUM management, product management, user empathy, usability testing, user stories, prototyping, A/B testing, and data analysis.