Dr Ant Rowstron FREng

Vice President Cloud Systems Future, Microsoft Research

Ant is Vice President Cloud Systems Future and a Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft Research. He leads a team creating future technologies for the cloud from components to systems across storage, networking and compute. He has a DPhil and MEng from University of York and prior to working for Microsoft was a member of the Computer Lab and the Engineering Department at Cambridge University. Ant was awarded the 2016 ACM SIGOPS Mark Weiser Award and the 2021 ACM EuroSys Lifetime Achievement Award. In May 2010, he was elected as a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and in Sept 2020, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.