Sam Youness is the worldwide industry technology strategist for process manufacturing at Microsoft. Sam has been with Microsoft since 2003 where he joined as a technical evangelist for the automotive vertical at Microsoft. He brings a great deal of experience in building software for the manufacturing space. He also has deep experience in manufacturing operations. He is a board member of MESA International, a thought leadership organization in manufacturing. He is a published author of and contributor to several books in programming and data management.