I'm a Program Manager in the Azure SQL Database product group. I've been working in the IT field since 1997 and I was awarded Data Platform MVP status for 12 consecutive years. I started my career as a full-stack and back-end developer, then focused on databases and data science for 15 years while still keeping alive my passion for development (mainly in C# and Python). I then moved to the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data space where ingesting, processing, and analyzing millions of data points in near real time was my everyday challenge. Building from that experience, I joined Microsoft to help companies worldwide to leverage stream processing at scale. I then moved to Azure SQL Database Product Group as the developer's voice inside the product group, working to make sure that Azure SQL Database is, and will be, the best database option for developers.