Hi everyone! I am Pooja Kamath and I work for Microsoft’s Azure Data team as a Program Manager based in Bangalore , India. My current area of focus includes Azure SQLDB ‘Hyperscale’ – the latest architectural evolution of Azure SQL, which has been natively designed to take advantage of the cloud & Query Processing for Azure SQL DB. I have been associated with Microsoft & our customers for the past 9 years in a variety of roles including SQL Developer support , Field engineering working with our largest Enterprise customers and Beta engineering for the latest and newest releases in the Azure Cloud Database space. I love engaging with the very energetic and passionate SQL customer community in India and have delivered multiple sessions at various user group events including DPS. Before joining Microsoft as a freshly recruited Campus hire I graduated with an Engineering degree in Information Science. I also hold a work integrated MBA degree in Management of Information Systems from SMU & a PGDM in Big Data Engg from BITS Pilani.