More Like Us: The Coming Era in Computing

More Like Us: The Coming Era in Computing

Mar 30

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Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft  

 Public event
 The Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney, NSW

 Lunch (12.00pm to 2.00pm)



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Natural user interfaces are transforming our relationship with technology, enabling computers that can work on our behalf and will ultimately become more like us.

Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft Corporation, in his only public address in Sydney, will discuss how we can harness these new technologies to take on the world's most complex challenges, and bring computing to billions more people.


Craig Mundie 
Chief Research and Strategy Officer 
Microsoft Corporation 

Craig Mundie is Chief Research and Strategy Officer of Microsoft Corporation, reporting to CEO Steve Ballmer.

In this role, Craig oversees one of the world's largest computer-science research organisations, and is responsible for Microsoft's long-term technology strategy. Mr Mundie also directs the company's fast-growing healthcare-solutions business, along with a number of technology incubations. He works  routinely with government and business leaders around the world on technology policy, regulation and standards.

Craig has spent much of his career building start-ups in various fields, including supercomputing, consumer electronics, healthcare, education and robotics. He joined Microsoft in 1992 to create and run the Consumer Platforms Division, which developed non-PC platforms such as the Windows CE operating system; software for the Handheld PC, Pocket PC and Auto PC; and early console-gaming products. Craig Mundie also started Microsoft's digital-TV efforts, acquiring and managing its WebTV Networks subsidiary.

Before his current role, he served as Microsoft's chief technical officer for advanced strategies and policy, working with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates to develop the company's global strategies around technical, business and policy issues. Another long-standing focus for Craig is privacy, security and cyber-security. For more than a decade, he has also been Microsoft's principal technology-policy liaison to the U.S. and foreign governments, with an emphasis on China, India and Russia.

Craig holds a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a Master's degree in information theory and computer science from Georgia Tech. He enjoys travelling and spending time on his boat. He is married, with one married daughter.

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