Yousef is Product and Program Manager for Azure Networking. He drives strategic business planning including world-wide partner coverage and deep integration with Microsoft services. Yousef was a member of the team that conceived and built the initial version of Microsoft Azure (code named Red Dog), and has served in several engineering, product management, and architectural roles for Azure. Before Microsoft, Yusuf spent 14 years at Sun Microsystems. He has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from West Virginia University, and a Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).