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Jawad Khaki
Microsoft Corporation
Windows Networking and Devices Technologies, Corporate Vice President

"Next Generation Seamless Networking"

This session will provide a perspective from Microsoft on current industry issues as well as enhancements in Windows Vista that move us towards a seamless network.

The Internet continues to transform how we work, live and play. With increased dependence on information technologies, security, reliability, and cost of ownership are important issues challenging individuals and IT organizations.  At the same time, software developers and technologists are in constant search of easy to develop platforms that spur innovation. Windows Vista is the next generation operating system from Microsoft Corporation.

Jawad Khaki Biography
In Jawad Khaki's position at Microsoft Corporation as Corporate Vice President of Windows Networking & Device Technologies he is responsible for overseeing the development of networking technologies in Microsoft® Windows platforms. Khaki manages the group of engineers and business leaders dedicated to delivering integrated communication and device technologies that empower information workers and home users. Since the start of his career at Microsoft in 1989, Khaki has continued to focus his passion on always-available networks for Windows-based devices that empower people with information and make it easy to seamlessly work, play and communicate.

Starting with LAN Manager, Khaki spearheaded the addition of dial-up networking, wireless networking and broadband infrastructure. He has since led the initiative to deliver information protocols, application program interfaces and core networking server components such as the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), RADIUS and virtual private networking (VPN) in the Windows XP and Windows Server? 2003 platforms. These technologies provided the foundation for Windows-based wired, wireless and peer-to-peer networking experiences for IT professionals, information workers and home users.

With more than 25 years of hardware and software design experience, as well as more than 700 U.S. patents filed under his management - over 400 in the United States and more than 300 patents in other countries - Khaki brings dedication and excitement to ensuring that Windows-based PCs and devices deliver innovative, relevant and superior experiences. Khaki is responsible for determining the networking and device strategy and advances in the next generation of Windows, code-named "Longhorn."

Trained and educated as a computer engineer in London, Khaki spent his early career as a hardware design engineer developing hardware and firmware for GEC Computers Ltd. in Great Britain, and as a UNIX development consultant for AT&T Bell Laboratories. Among Khaki's many achievements, he was nationally recognized with the sixth annual Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award by the Interfaith Alliance Foundation for his contributions to his local community.