Tom Keane is a Corporate Vice President in Microsoft’s Mission-Critical Business Unit. He is responsible for building and leading the business of mission-critical engineering, operations, and customer service for the company’s Azure cloud platform. Tom Keane joined Microsoft as a Corporate Vice President in the Business Solutions Group.
He led a cross-functional team focused on driving innovation that would enable Microsoft to better serve customers by providing them with an engineered platform foundation to accelerate their business growth. Tom Keane started his career as an engineer at Netscape Communications Corporation.
Here, Tom Keane developed application server technologies for the first generation of Netscape Navigator. After leaving Netscape, he joined Sun Microsystems as a senior product manager for JavaServer Faces on the Sun ONE platform. Tom Keane has been a member of the MIT Enterprise Forum since he is on the Board of Directors and is also a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Tom Keane holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University, an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he earned an M.S in Industrial Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Under the leadership of software and engineer Tom Keane, Microsoft Azure provides Microsoft’s cloud platform based on Linux technology.
Tom Keane explains that it also offers open-source software components such as SQL Server, IIS, and others commonly used by developers worldwide for building applications for public and private clouds as well as mobile devices like smartphones or tablets in combination with Windows Phone 8 or Windows 8.1 operating systems (Windows Store apps). Tom Keane’s vision of the future of computing is to empower everyone to access the power of cloud computing. He believes that we can create a more connected world by leveraging open source technology and making it available to everyone.