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Adina Trufinescu

Principal Program Manager
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Technical Program Manager with over 20 years experience in the field as developer, development lead and program manager. I have experience presenting to large audiences, I enjoy technically challenging management roles, and I thrive in a fast paced culture focused on building high quality products.

I started my career in US in 1998 working on Windows 2000 as a developer. I have shipped Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 7, working on various technologies from Print Spooler Service, Active Directory, 64bit Interop and RPC, TCP/IP and USB device connectivity, XPS document printing, Winb32 and .Net System APIs. I progressed from developer to development lead and I lead a team of 6 developers for 3 years.

From 2009 to 2014 I have worked on Windows Phone as Senior Program Manager, driving multiple key projects from defining the process for Application certification of apps in the Windows Phone Store to Fast Application Switching and Fast Application Resume, app pre-compilation, deployment of phone apps in the Windows Store, multitasking for Location apps, VOIP, Audio, etc.
As a Principal Program Manager Lead, I've lead a team of 5 Program Managers, driving the feature definition for the Windows Phone Execution Model and App Lifecycle, Resource Management, Multitasking, App-to-App and Page Navigation Model.

From 2014 to 2018 I have worked on Speech Recognition for Cortana on PC, Windows Virtual Reality and Hololens experiences. I have worked on improving speech recognition accuracy via personalization of user's language models and acoustic models. I have been on point for enabling 3rd party skills for Cortana via voice commands and for enabling voice input for chat bots built with Microsoft Bot Framework.

Since January 2019 I am working on Artificial Intelligence for Cognitive Services and Computer Vision at Microsoft, driving product requirements and working with Engineering and Research teams through the product lifecycle. I drove the product requirements and the engineering release for Computer Vision for Spatial Analysis. For more on Spatial Analysis and Azure Cognitive Services see

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