Maker Experience, ALM for Canvas Apps and the Power Management Framework with Ryan Cunningham

Maker Experience, ALM for Canvas Apps and the Power Management Framework with Ryan Cunningham

Ryan Cunningham


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  • Personal information and what Ryan does outside of his Microsoft day job 
  • Role in Microsoft as a Group Program Manager 
  • Working with the core CDS platform team 
  • How a massive endorsement translates to business, engineering, design, and vision in the context of the GPM for PowerApps role 
  • How he keeps the business very business-focused 
  • Questions from customers in this type of engagement, especially around UX 
  • Balancing the request coming from the market and what the team can show 
  • Managing patents and controlling a limited view of who gets know about what they’re going to patent 
  • Routine in preparing to go on stage before a presentation 
  • Ryan’s path into the business applications team 
  • Thoughts on the switch from CDS 1 to the underlying code base of what is Dynamics 
  • Unifying of Canvas Apps and model-driven apps 
  • The point at which Office 365 move into the Dynamics suite 
  • Thoughts on the admin experience over the maker experience and how it’s playing out  
  • Thoughts on the concern for the ALM story for Canvas Apps 
  • Thoughts on PCF (Pivotal Cloud Foundry) 
  • Opportunities for ISVS and advice for startups wanting to consider Power Platform 

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Ryan Cunningham

Ryan Cunningham is a driving force in the world of PowerApps. He’s the Principal GPM of Microsoft for PowerApps and is described as one of the best names. He leads a team that helps people around the globe turn their existing skills and subject matter expertise directly into powerful, cross-platform business applications. Prior to working at Microsoft, he served as Product VP, where he led the product engineering team. Ryan is an avid outdoorsman, sailor and adventure traveller. He describes himself as a taleteller, a pixelpusher, and a troublemaker, but most importantly, he’s a dad.