Chris Wendt

Group Program Manager

Chris Wendt graduated as Diplom-Informatiker from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and subsequently spent a decade on software internationalization for a multitude of Microsoft products, including Windows, Internet Explorer, MSN and Bing — bringing these products to market with equal functionality worldwide. Since 2005 he has been leading the program management team for Microsoft’s machine translation development, responsible for the Translator service that is part of the Azure Cognitive Services family. On the way Chris delivered Bing Translator and Skype Translator, connecting Microsoft’s research activities with its practical use in services and applications. Since 2020 he has been leading the group of language services in the Azure Cognitive Services family, bringing natural language processing capabilities to its customers. Chris is based at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington.