Asli Bilgin serves as a Practice Area Lead for Slalom Consulting in New York City. In this capacity, Asli is responsible for building a practice focused on emerging technologies. The current emphasis on custom application development on Cloud technologies with a team of developers, project managers, business analysts and software architects.
Prior to joining Slalom, Asli spent nearly 9 years at Microsoft, recently relocating from Dubai where she served as the Web Strategy Director for the Developer & Platform Evangelism team in Middle East & Africa. In this role, Asli drove future vision for software development in the Cloud through hosters, partners, and enterprises. She is the founder of WomenBuild and iGive, two programs focused on workforce stimulus, specifically geared at developing professional and pre-professional women who possess an aptitude for science and technology.
She is the author of several books, including Mastering Database Programming with Visual Basic.NET (Sybex), which was translated into over 10 languages and served as university curriculum in key markets. She is the creator of various technical learning series, such as ASP.NET AJAX (Total Training).