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25 Microsoft top execs to visit Israel
[March 28, 2012]

25 Microsoft top execs to visit Israel

Mar 28, 2012 (Globes - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- 25 senior executives from Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) will visit Israel in April to participate in two conferences organized by Microsoft Israel Ltd. and its R&D Center. This will be the first visit by Microsoft Research chief research officer Richard Rashid, who will lead the delegation.

Rashid has been responsible for Microsoft Research, which focuses on basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering, since 2000. It is one of the largest research centers of its kind in the world, with 800 researchers in six countries, including Israel. The research is the foundation for new technological concepts and future products with a 10-year horizon.

Other executives will include Microsoft VP Developer Division Suma Somasegar, VP Information Platform and Experience Gurdeep Singh Pall, group product manager Kinect JP Wollersheim, and SQL business intelligence manager Kamal Hathi.

On April 22, at the Think Next Conference at the Tel Aviv Port, 20 Israeli start ups and 20 new technologies from Microsoft's R&D Centers in Israel and other countries will be presented. The next day, Microsoft Israel's Be Next Conference for the business sector will be held at the Tel Aviv Exhibition Grounds. Microsoft will unveil new enterprise products, including SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 8, and System Server. The company expects 4,000 technology people, including entrepreneurs, developers, investors, IT experts, and CIOs to attend the conferences.

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