David Aiken is the TA (technical assistant) to the SVP of Cloud Product Management at HP. His role at HP is to know everything about cloud, help out when things get deep and keep the teams honest.
Before joining HP he was GM at Aditi, where he ran the cloud architecture consulting team. This was hot on the heels of many roles at Microsoft, where he has helped ship many “firsts” with Windows Azure. As the original Windows Azure Technical Evangelist, David delivered the first set of Software Design Reviews, on-boarded the first customers to the platform, produced the first Windows Azure keynote demonstration and released the first Windows Azure Training Kit. David held a key presales role on the Windows Azure Incubation Team, supporting some of the highest profile customers. More recently, David moved into the Windows Azure Business Group, and led the Windows Azure Technical Product Marketing team while supporting all the major Microsoft events globally.