Nishan DeSilva is Principal Program Manager in Office 365 Information Protection engineering team. He is part of the leadership team in the Advanced Data Governance workstream for the entire platform. He is focused on creating various features around Information Governance, Records Retention and GDPR compliance for customers across various industries to protect and retain their data. Prior to his role in engineering, he was the CTO of Microsoft’s Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA) department, with 20 years of business and technology leadership experience. He was responsible for providing strategic direction for CELA’s overall technology road map by partnering with key stakeholders in CELA, the Microsoft product groups, IT senior leadership, peer teams and other thought leaders, to influence Microsoft’s Cloud First, Mobile First architectures. Previously, he created successful blueprints for establishing and leading global information governance program implementations in several Fortune 500 organisations and, he is a recognised information and knowledge management author in the Legal, Financial and HR verticals. Nishan is a sought after technical leader with a keen ability to envision, excite and connect business communities about how the latest technologies can be incorporated and connected to improve business productivity and intelligence.