Andy Beach

Andy Beach is the CTO for Media and Entertainment Industry at Microsoft. In this capacity he is responsible for the technical strategy for our three clouds -Azure, Dynamics, and Office 365 as they relate the M+E industry. He collaborates closely with product groups and account teams to help customers and partners in developing their media related technology solutions and reference architectures that address their rapidly changing needs.  He has extensive experience in combining technology, creativity, and business strategy in the media industry. Andy has published books on video compression and streaming media and is a recognized expert on topics spanning the media creation and distribution pipelines.