Lev Novik, Microsoft
Lev Novik is an architect working on Synchronization (Microsoft Sync Framework) and Cloud Storage technologies at Microsoft. Prior to this, Lev worked on synchronization and security problems in WinFS and earlier MSN storage projects. Lev joined Microsoft in 1998, out of the Weizmann Institute. He spent his formative MS years working on WMI and WMI Eventing --- a general-purpose event-subscription and filtering system.