Mickey Williams leads the Technology Platform Group at Neudesic, a large consulting firm based in the US. As a member of that team, he oversees technical leadership, strategy, innovation, and enablement across all of Neudesic’s technology practice areas. Mickey has extensive experience building mission-critical applications on a wide variety of platforms, ranging from large telecommunication networks to desktop clients, and his work with .NET extends back to the earliest public release. Mickey’s academic interests revolve around ensuring the reliability of high-performance distributed systems. Mickey has written numerous books on Windows development, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and other events.