Martin Taylor

Partner Software Engineer Microsoft

Martin Taylor works in the Office of the CTO, Azure for Operators at Microsoft. He was Chief Technical Officer at Metaswitch from 2011 until its acquisition by Microsoft in 2020.

A tireless and outspoken advocate for applying cloud-native principles to network functions, Light Reading named him one of the Top 5 Movers and Shakers in NFV in 2014.

Martin is the author of numerous white papers on cloud-native and has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He’s a veteran of the networking industry, with previous roles as Chief Technical Officer at CopperCom, a pioneer in Voice over DSL, and Head of Architecture at Madge Networks, and the leading independent vendor in Token Ring networking.

He graduated in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.