Distinguished Architect, Cloud & Enterprise Business Group
Ulrich Homann is a Distinguished Architect in the Cloud and Enterprise business at Microsoft. As part of the senior engineering leadership team, Ulrich is responsible for the customer-led innovation efforts across the cloud and enterprise platform portfolio engaging with the most complex and innovative customers and partners across the globe.
Previously Ulrich was the Chief Architect for Microsoft worldwide enterprise services. As part of the office of the CTO, he was responsible for the management and enterprise architecture of key strategic projects all over the world. Ulrich also defined and drove the technical strategy for emerging technologies and trends such as cloud or in-memory computing, big data, etc.. He was responsible for setting adoption and support strategy for the key technologies and its relevancy in the worldwide services business as well developing new senior technical talent.
Formerly Ulrich played a key role in the newly formed Platforms, Technology and Strategy Group at Microsoft. As solutions architect, Ulrich was responsible for the development and strategy for Microsoft in the area of business architecture and its relationship to solution architecture, software tools and infrastructure.
Previously, Ulrich was program manager in the Enterprise Program Management responsible for the development relationship with key partners, mainly SAP AG but also players such as Baan, JD Edwards, Siebel, etc. Ulrich also served as part of Microsoft Consulting Services, where he was responsible for several key distributed database application projects in Germany.
Prior to joining Microsoft in 1991, Ulrich worked for several small consulting companies, where he designed and developed distributed systems.
Ulrich has more than 25 years of experience in the systems industry. He has spent most of his career using well-defined applications and architectures to simplify and streamline the development of business applications. His dedication to this pursuit is driven by a passion to improve product planning by working closely with customers and their applications.
Ulrich holds a bachelor of computer science from the University of Cologne, Germany.