Ulrich Homann is the Chief Architect for Microsoft worldwide enterprise services. As part of the office of the CTO, he is responsible for the management and enterprise architecture of key strategic projects all over the world. Homann also defines and drives technical strategy for emerging technologies and trends such as cloud or in-memory computing, big data, etc.. He is responsible for setting adoption and support strategy for the key technologies and its relevancy in the worldwide services business as well developing new senior technical talent.