Meet Microsoft’s master of high-tech showmanship

Editor’s note: The following is a post from Steve Wiens, editor of

You might have seen Ryan Asdourian in action before. He’s often on stage delivering high-profile demos of Microsoft devices and services at company events. But seeing him in “Blitz Mode” as the green-feathered mascot of the Seattle Seahawks is something else altogether.

“He goes from a sparkling conversationalist to a silent bird whose communicative currency includes a large catalog of exaggerated gestures, dance moves, high-fives, thumbs ups, raise the roofs and so forth,” writes Jennifer Warnick in a profile of Asdourian published today at

Whether Asdourian is in Blitz Mode, showing off Microsoft’s latest and greatest on stage, or raising money for the National MS Society, he brings both sparkling showmanship and level-headed dedication to his work.

Read his story at