Senior Director - Aerospace & Defense @ Microsoft Azure Global
Richard Wakeman is the Senior Director of Aerospace & Defense for Azure Global at Microsoft. He specializes in the Defense Industrial Base adopting cloud services from Microsoft. Richard engages with Microsoft partners and customers end-to-end from engineering to drive adoption of Azure Government, Microsoft 365 GCC High / DoD and Dynamics 365 GCC High as solutions within the Microsoft US Sovereign Cloud.
Richard joined Microsoft in 2007 as a developer, identity and messaging expert at the dawn of Microsoft Online Services. Shortly after joining, he was engaged by the Exchange Product Group to lead cloud deployments worldwide for Live@edu as part of the Exchange Labs program. He led the charge for integration of MCS and Premier services with cloud offerings, becoming a Senior Architect for the Microsoft Enterprise Services Business Productivity Global Domain Solution Architecture Office.