Chris Tao works for Microsoft since 2005, and currently is a member of the Enterprise Services Division’s Premier Field Engineering Team in Canada. His geographical area of coverage spans all of North America - where he visits a variety of customers to provide prescriptive onsite guidance on system architecture design and product implementation, and is primarily responsible for SharePoint Server and .NET development.
He has rich field experiences on project management, solution consulting, software business driven and product implementation. Also has deep industry project experiences and knowledge in Manufacturing(Automobile), Banking and FMCG.
Before relocating to Canada, he worked in Microsoft China for almost 5 years with several roles in partner advisory, consulting and sales&marketing areas. He was responsible for driving SQL Server product sales and marketing business, adopting large scale SQL Server implementation, managing project implementation teams, evangelizing platform technologies, developing and maintaining ISV partner ecosystem and Microsoft platform project consulting in East China Region.
He's also an active community evangelist and a public technology trainer in events like TechEd, Channel 9 webcast etc. He lived in Shanghai, China for many years. Now he lives in Vancouver, B.C. but travelling a lot in North America recently.