Cyra Richardson is the General Manager for Microsoft’s cross company initiative on Robotics – including both IoT and AI. Since 1990, she has played a role in many of Microsoft’s technology transformations. As an engineer Richardson helped to develop Windows 3.0 and Windows CE, as well as created developer tools for Windows CE and bringing Visual Basic to market. Richardson also launch and build several key Microsoft projects including Windows Imaging, thin versions of Windows Server, Azure Intelligent System Service and Windows 10 IoT. She has also built and operated Microsoft developer programs including Platinum Hosting and the IoT & AI Insider Program.