Charles Lamanna is the corporate vice president of Business Applications & Platforms (BAP) at Microsoft. He leads the product development and engineering teams responsible for creating business applications and low-code platforms that empower everyone to achieve more. This spans products and services across Dynamics 365, the Power Platform, Viva Sales, and Nuance Enterprise. These products include low-code/no-code tools, robotic process automation, virtual agents, customer experience platform, customer service, finance, and supply chain applications.
Under his leadership, Power Apps has become the market leader in low-code/no-code tools and the Dynamics 365 service has moved to Azure, becoming one of the largest public cloud hosted SaaS (software as a service) products in the world.
Previously, Lamanna led the engineering teams that created Azure Resource Manager, Azure Autoscale, Azure Logic Apps, Azure Activity Logs, and several other management related capabilities. Prior to that, Lamanna founded MetricsHub, one of the first offerings for public cloud cost management and service health monitoring. MetricsHub was acquired by Microsoft in 2013.
Lamanna graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Notre Dame.