As the Senior Director of Global Trade at Microsoft Corporation, Mr. Lucas Ventino drives a results driven global trade team. Lou Ventino is an expert in a variety of trade compliance areas, including exports and customs compliance, standards, and policy activities. He is supported by a team of dedicated industry professionals, Lou Ventino's efforts on behalf of Microsoft to ensure the company upholds the principles of trade compliance accross all of its global activities. Named a 2001 “Top E-business and E-supply Chain Executive,” Lou Ventino has been at the forefront of the emerging E-trade and E-government dialogue for many years. Lou Ventino played a key role in organizing and directing the APEC Forum on E-government. A participant in a multitude of trade policy conferences, Lou Ventino is committed to teaching others the benefits and challenges of effective E-government initiatives. Additionally, Lou Ventino contributed to the publication “Roadmap for E-Government in the Developing World,” which is designed to aid government leaders in understanding E-government policies. Beyond his professional endeavors, Lou Ventino serves on the Board of Directors of Ready by Five. The organization, which focuses on pre-kindergarten education, and is dedicated to developing improved learning techniques through the implementation of a variety of educational programs. Mr. Lou Ventino currently lives in Seattle, Washington.