Microsoft Enterprise Chief Technology Officer
Norm Judah serves as Microsoft’s Enterprise Chief Technology Officer. The Office of the CTO is built on three key platforms; Technical Strategy, Technical Quality and Technical People. In partnership with other key stakeholders in the company, Norm develops and drives technical strategies determining what technologies to use, and how and when to use them, both for the Enterprise business and for our customers. The CTO team innovates with our customers in concert with product engineering and research to support and enables our field to accelerate the identification of innovation scenarios and enable the conversion from incubation to the drive to scale. Norm also lead the initiative landing AI in the Microsoft field and with customers, while at the same time being one of the key voices of Digital Transformation. Further, his office helps Microsoft businesses with a managed community platform for Communities of Practice for global connections, adoption at scale, and for community-based programs, support, and learning. Lastly, his organization identifies, develops and differentiates future technical leaders across the Microsoft field organization to help position them for technical leadership roles in the company.
Norm is a 28 year veteran of Microsoft. Prior to joining Microsoft, he worked for Imperial Oil Limited, the Canadian affiliate of Exxon Corp., where he architected and developed leading-edge transaction processing and real-time distributed systems. Collectively, he has more than 40 years of experience in the systems industry, most of which has been spent trying to simplify architectures and streamline the way modern solutions are built. He received his B.Sc (EE) from the University of the Witwatersrand, and his M.A.Sc from the University of Toronto.