Keynote Speakers

Joe Wilson

Sr. Director of Academic Initiatives at Microsoft Corporation

Joe Wilson is Senior Director of Academic Initiatives at Microsoft Corporation. Joe Wilson has built a career as an entrepreneur and an advocate of entrepreneurs around the world. Currently, as a Senior Director at Microsoft Corp., Joe focuses broadly on students and educators to ensure they have the opportunity to teach and learn Microsoft?s products, platforms and technologies and is directly responsible for the Global Imagine Cup, Microsoft?s renowned IT student competition. His team manages both the global programs as well as a field of representatives that focus on sharing Microsoft?s tools and technologies around the globe to inspire both students and educators to create breakthroughs in technology, advance their careers and start companies. Prior to Microsoft, Joe worked as Vice President of Anark Corporation where he managed the international marketing, distribution, partnerships and sales efforts of an innovative real time 3D technology platform focusing on designers and developers in the entertainment, gaming, and advertising industries. Anark ranks as a success story for startup companies with 3D technology and still thrives today.