Microsoft Roadmap & Future-ology

BCS Kingston & Croydon Branch Event

Wednesday 4 November 2009

Davidson Building, Southampton Street, London. Map

18:00 for 18:30. Event concludes with meet the speaker & refreshments.

John Noakes

John Noakes will discuss Microsoft’s strategy, direction and roadmap for the coming years with an emphasis on client, server and cloud computing. He will also feature the Microsoft Software + Services strategy, Windows 7, the future of Office, Windows Azure and the “3 Screens & A Cloud” approach to the future of computing.

John Noakes, Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft Limited

John Noakes works in the Corporate Accounts Sales team at Microsoft Limited. His role is to position and sell the Microsoft Enterprise Software Platform to 1,700 mid-market customers via Microsoft’s account managers and relevant transactional, ISV and Systems Integration partners.

He has worked at Microsoft since June 1998 in a variety of sales and market-making roles, covering areas as diverse as Internet Technologies, eCommerce, Software Development and Business Intelligence. He has been involved in Microsoft’s .NET technology since it’s inception in June 2000.

Prior to joining Microsoft in June 1998, John worked at IBM for 10 years, also in sales and marketing positions. He holds qualifications with the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Before joining the IT industry, John spent 14 years in the Merchant Navy as a Navigating Officer with the latter 3 years as Captain. A Geordie (and avid Newcastle United fan) by birth and upbringing, he now lives in Hampshire with his wife and 4 children.

To register your interest send an email to (replacing the -at- with the @ symbol) with the following information:

- Your Name
- Job Title
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Registrations close by Monday 26th October 2009, restricted to first 80.

The video shown during the presentation cannot be hosted due to copyright restrictions, however this is the URL link to the site where you can see it. You will also see on that site other visionary videos from Microsoft targeting scenarios in other industry sectors such as Health, Banking, Retail and Manufacturing.

Presentation slides can be downloaded from John Noakes Windows Live SkyDrive site at