Ben Humphrey started out in the game industry 16 years ago as a developer, then jumped into web and mobile technologies after a couple of years. He has worked on projects using most major languages such as C/C++/C#/Java/Python/PHP, and is a die-hard fan of C# and Microsoft tools. Ben has been using Azure for over 3 years, and is incredibly passionate about big data and analytics in the cloud. Before coming to Microsoft Ben was CTO and co-founder of a funded startup, director of application development for a large marketing agency, and development manager in a global consulting firm. When not working he enjoys scuba diving, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu and spending time with his family.