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Hosted by: Maria 01, Microsoft, Arrow

What every CTO should know about developing with Microsoft – Unleash the power of the Microsoft Developer ecosystem

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What every CTO should know about developing with Microsoft – Unleash the power of the Microsoft Developer ecosystem

Join our in-depth breakfast session and learn how to bring your ideas quickly and securely to every person and corner of the planet with the help of Microsoft’s Developer ecosystem.

This session aims to give Software Developers, CTOs, founders ,and CEO’s hands-on advice on how to unlock and maximise the dev opportunities provided by the Microsoft Developer ecosystem including GitHub, Azure, .NET, Visual Studio, and much more. The session will also provide you with insights on how to integrate security into software development (DevSecOps), as well as give you the opportunity to connect with technical experts working with startups and scaleups on a daily basis helping them scale and succeed.

What to expect?

∙ Learn best practices of working with the Microsoft Developer ecosystem from startup founders, CTOs, and peers
∙ Gain insights into what every startup team should know about Azure and how to tackle critical pain points when your product team grows – what to outsource at what to keep in-house?
∙ How to integrate security into software development (DevSecOps) and how to achieve and demonstrate security compliance and regulatory requirements with Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)


8:30 Doors open and breakfast is served

The developer journey – Live demo from VS Code to GitHub Codespaces and beyond.
Lukas Lundin, Azure Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft

The three pillars of application security by Arrow Cloud Innovation Factory recap.
Niklas Kurki, Partner Development Manager, Arrow
Retu Volkkila, Technical Solutions Engineer, Arrow

How to build service on top of Azure.
Teemu Tapanila, Microsoft Azure MVP & CTO at Mallow

Founder Panel with Maria 01 startup founders: Q&A with experiences on Founders Hub and cooperation with Microsoft & Arrow
Päivi Kangasmäki CEO & Founder Riskrate
Jussi Kiviniemi – Founder & CEO, Hamina Wireless

10:00 Open Networking!

Speakers and experts at the event:

Päivi Kangasmäki
CEO & Founder Riskrate
Lukas Lundin
Azure Data&AI Go-to-market Manager at Microsoft Finland
Jussi Kiviniemi
Founder & CEO of Hamina Wireless
Teemu Tapanila
Microsoft Azure MVP & CTO at Mallow
Niklas Kurki
Partner Development Manager at Arrow
Retu Volkkila
Technical Solutions Engineer at Arrow
Mika Hämäläinen
Customer Program Manager, Microsoft


The event is free and open for anyone to join, but remember to secure your spot by signing up below. Limited number of seats available.

Acquire credits, perks and befits at Microsoft For Startups Founders Hub. Receive Azure credits (up to $120K for 2 years) and gain access to free Visual Studio and GitHub Enterprise and much more via Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub. Learn more and apply to the program via Microsoft for Startups website.

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