Mickey Williams leads the Technology Platform Group at Neudesic, based in Laguna Hills, CA. As a member of that team, he oversees technical leadership, strategy, and enablement across all of Neudesic’s practice areas, and manages a team of architects that have a national role at Neudesic. Mickey has extensive experience building missioncritical applications on a wide variety of platforms, ranging from large telecommunication networks to desktop clients, and his work with .NET extends back to the earliest public release. Mickey’s academic interests revolve around ensuring the reliability of high-performance distributed systems. Mickey is a Microsoft MVP, has written numerous books on Windows development, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and other events.