Alex Simons is a Corporate Vice President of Program Management in Microsoft’s Identity Division. He is responsible for the vision, priorities and feature sets for Azure Active Directory, Windows Server Active Directory, the Microsoft account service and Microsoft Identity Manager.
A long time Microsoftee, Alex joined the company as an intern in 1992 and has worked as a Program Manager in wide variety of enterprise and consumer businesses, including starting and launching the Microsoft Dynamics CRM business and shipping Windows 7.
Alex joined the Identity Division in January of 2012 and is responsible for driving Microsoft’s business and consumer identity strategy and product plans. Alex spearheaded Microsoft’s rapid shift to building cloud based identity and security services including creating the vision and direction for Azure AD Premium. He is also a vocal champion inside and outside Microsoft for supporting open standards and 3rd party platforms.