Ajay Jagannathan is a Principal Group Program Manager for Azure SQL PM team, based in Redmond. He has an MS in Computer Science and over 24 years of industry experience. He is currently responsible for driving product strategy and roadmap for Azure SQL as well as delivering breakthrough innovations and product experiences from inception to engaged customer usage that modernize database to handle the speed, variety and scale of today’s data. In addition to this, he also works closely with several enterprise SQL Server and Azure SQL customers and partners in the field to understand and gather information about product usage and feedback to drive improvements in the product. He has deep understanding and experience in various features of the database engine, spanning over ten major releases of the product, starting with SQL Server 6.5 and up to and including SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL.