MIX09: The Future of Microsoft Expression Blend
Hear about the future plans for Expression Blend. See how Expression Blend improves the productivity of visual designers, providing better access to data and enhanced tools for interactivity. Learn how designers can be deeply engaged and remain in control of the creative decisions while enjoying improved collaboration with developers throughout the project lifecycle.
Douglas K. Olson is General Manager of the Expression Blend and Design products at Microsoft. With over 16 years of leadership experience at Adobe and Macromedia, he brings to Microsoft an extensive background in inspiring and driving the development of foundational products in the Creative Professional market. These products include Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, ImageReady and Macromedia Authorware and Sitespring. Doug holds a degree in Business Management from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
Christian Schormann is the Group Program Manager for Expression Blend, responsible for product planning and definition of Expression Blend and Design, and for long term product strategy of the Expression suite as a whole. Christian brings to Microsoft his background in high-end video editing and compositing systems (including Jaleo, Softimage|DS, and Avid Liquid). He has also been involved with 3D animation and music software. He has been involved with many aspects of software development hands-on, including product design, development, various levels of management, CTO-style work, and business and strategy planning.