CVP of Developer Division
Keynote speaker at Redisconf 2020
As Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Developer Division, Julia Liuson leads the technical and business strategy, product development and engineering teams for Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, .NET and .NET core framework, and developer services and platform for Microsoft Azure – including all programming languages, runtime, tools for building Azure, AI, Mobile and Windows oriented applications. Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code are consistently voted as the best code editing tools for developers in the industry.
Previously, Liuson has served a variety of leadership roles on product and engineering in the Microsoft Visual Studio product line, including leading the effort to make the .NET platform open source and cross platform. She also worked as General Manager for Microsoft Server and Tools Business in Shanghai for two years while running engineering teams on both sides of the Pacific.
Liuson started at Microsoft after graduation in 1992. She began her career as a software design engineer, working on Office clients, and various developer-oriented products during her tenure. Liuson received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.
Liuson was the first woman promoted to Corporate Vice President of Engineering leading development teams at Microsoft. She received the Asian American Executive of the Year award in 2013 and was inducted into the Women In Technology International Hall of Fame in 2019.