Ziad Ismail and Clark Sell

Please join us as Ziad Ismail, Director of Product Management for Internet Explorer, and Clark Sell, Microsoft Developer Evangelist, unleash the beauty of the web. They discuss IE9's new notification feature and "pinning" and give context to what "putting sites at the center" means for developers. That's not all! Ziad also announces "Dev Unplugged", the IE9 developer contest with over $40,000 in prizes. This is one interview you won't want to miss!



About Ziad Ismail

Ziad Ismail is currently the Director of Product Management for Internet Explorer. He has held leadership positions in several high-tech companies from small to large companies. Prior to joining the IE team, Ziad was the Director for Windows Phone Planning at Microsoft where he worked on the reinvention of Windows Phone. Prior to Microsoft, Ziad was the founder and CEO of several start-ups including CitiKey, a pioneering mobile location based company, and Inspire Infrastructure, a search infrastructure company that was acquired by Local.com. He served in the Swedish military spending two cold winters above the Arctic circle. He has won several awards including the City of Stockholm Innovation Award, Dell MBA Case Competition, and the Cap Gemini Innovation Award. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

About Clark Sell

Clark Sell | Senior Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Corp. Name a role in the software industry, and Clark has probably played it. He started as a Y2K tester and has since worked as a developer, lead, “build monkey,” solutions architect and product manager. His professional sweet spot however, lies in designing and building software solutions that make life easier – there’s no chance for boredom and constant opportunities for growth. Clark is MCSD certified and received top Microsoft honors with the Circle of Excellence Award. He’s a graduate of Western Illinois University and before joining Microsoft in 2005, he served as a solutions architect at Allstate Insurance Company. As a senior developer evangelist and Visual Studio team system ranger, Clark brings a good dose of humor and a zest for life to the podium. You can hear Clark’s technical musings on “The Smackdown” at DeveloperSmackdown.com and The Thirsty Developer podcast – or find him getting grease under his nails in the garage. Clark’s a muscle car fanatic who’s currently finishing a body-off restoration of his 1970 Chevrolet Camaro while driving his 1968 Camaro SS. You can also take a look at what Clark's been up to on his blog.

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