Inducted in 2019
Julia Liuson is the corporate vice president of Microsoft's Developer Division and leads the technical and business strategy, product development and engineering teams for Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, .NET and .NET core framework and developer platform for Microsoft Azure — including all programming languages, runtime, tools for building Azure, artificial intelligence (AI), mobile and Windows-oriented applications.
Previously, Ms. Liuson served in a variety of leadership roles in product and engineering in the Microsoft Visual Studio product line. She also worked as general manager for Microsoft Server and Tools Business in Shanghai, while running engineering teams on both sides of the Pacific. Ms. Liuson began her career as a Microsoft software design engineer, working on Office clients and various developer-oriented products. She was the first woman promoted to corporate vice president of Engineering at Microsoft. She received the Asian American Executive of the Year award in 2013. Ms. Liuson earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.