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Rob Helm


Product roadmap and corporate organization.

Rob leads the Directions on Microsoft analyst team with over 20 years of experience analyzing Microsoft’s technology and strategy. Before joining Directions on Microsoft, Rob researched advanced developer tools, optimization of cluster applications, and design of network protocols at the University of Oregon.

Rob previously has led Directions on Microsoft coverage of Microsoft’s database management systems, developer strategy, and embedded platforms. His 13 years of prior experience in the computer industry include research on advanced developer tools, optimization of cluster applications, design of network protocols at the University of Oregon, and design and implementation of databases for the U.S. Navy.

Rob received a B.S. in computer science and mathematics from the University of Puget Sound and an M.S. in computer science from the University of Oregon.