Moving to Microsoft is Big for Hardt

by Rob Lewis

BIV's Curt Cherewayko wrote this week about Canadians Moving to Microsoft and not surprisingly sound of the best quotes come from entrepreneur Dick Hardt of ActiveState and Sxip Identity fame. Hardt hit the road late last year to join the software empire that Bill Gates built and it sounds like he's pretty happy so far.

Although Hardt is concerned about how he’ll handle the transition from entrepreneur to member of a corporate enterprise and the transition from Vancouver to Seattle, he sees it as a path to a new life with his new fiancée.

“We [can] build out our new friendships together as a couple,” said Hardt, who has the title of partner architect at Microsoft and will be working on consumer, enterprise and government identity problems.

He said that his pay package with Microsoft “blows away” anything he could have found in Vancouver.

“There are very few big companies for people to earn big money and drive big stuff in Vancouver,” he said.

Company:
Microsoft
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Vancouver Development Center (VDC) is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The centre is home to some of the best and brightest software developers from around the world. Since opening its doors in September 2007, the VDC has quickly become an intricate part of Microsoft’s global strategy for distributed software development. VDC employees play a key role in architecting systems,... more

Company:
Sxip Identity
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Sxip Identity is the market leader for Identity 2.0, an internet-scale approach to identity and access management that is simple, secure, and open. Sxip provides on-demand identity management solutions for the enterprise and user-centric solutions that securely automate the exchange of identity data online for individuals. more

Company:
ActiveState
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

ActiveState empowers innovation from code to cloud smarter, safer, and faster. ActiveState’s cutting-edge solutions give developers and enterprises the power and flexibility to develop in Java, Ruby, Python, Perl, Node.js, PHP, Tcl, and more. Stackato is ActiveState’s groundbreaking cloud platform for creating a private platform as a service (PaaS), and is the cost-effective, secure, and... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more




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