Closing Keynote: Steve Guggenheimer The AI Journey

Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President, AI & ISV Engagement, Microsoft

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One of the top conversations in business today is how digital transformation is impacting all aspects of their operating framework. This wave of transformation is being driven by the ongoing advances in the computing building blocks of the last few decades: compute, storage, and networking, along with a new generation of software building blocks that will drive even greater transformation for businesses in the future….of which Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a key contributor.  While there has been, and continues to be, a lot of excitement around the potential for AI, people are looking for a pragmatic view on how to think about AI relative to their business or industry and the best way to get started.   As such, this conversation will be focused on the AI journey.


Steve Guggenheimer is a Microsoft Corporate Vice President focused on working with customers and partners on their adoption of Artificial Intelligence while also helping integrated software vendors (ISVs) partner with Microsoft on developing a new generation of Line of Business SaaS offerings based on Microsoft’s Dynamics, Office and Azure cloud platforms. Over his 20+ years at Microsoft, Steve has held leadership roles in key business areas including close to a decade helping to build Microsoft’s hardware and software ecosystem as the head of Developer Evangelism (DPE/DX) and OEM divisions. He has also worked on a variety of product teams including; Windows, IE, MSN, SQL Server, Visual Studio and more, and across several customer and audience segments including the Small Business, Consumer, Developer, and Enterprise Segments. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching rugby, playing golf and cheering on his hometown Seattle Seahawks.

Before coming to Microsoft, Steve was at Spectra-Physics Lasers, where he worked directly with customers on custom solutions and helped develop and market new products. Steve Guggenheimer received a bachelor’s degree in applied physics from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in engineering management from Stanford University. He also serves on the board of Muzik and with his wife leads the Guggenheimer Family Foundation.


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