I'm J.D. Meier, the PM for security and performance on the patterns & practices team. My manager refers to me as the "abilities" PM. I create guidance to help customers bake security and performance into their life cycle. Why performance and security? ... Who wants an insecure app that scales ... or a "secure" app that won't?
One of the tasks on my plate is to "change the world". I'm a fan of using principles, practices and patterns to do so.