Global Conference 2017
As executive vice president of business development, Peggy Johnson is responsible for driving strategic partnerships and transactions to accelerate growth for Microsoft and its customers. Johnson works with external partners around the world, ranging from start-ups to large-scale enterprises, to identify areas of collaboration, drive innovation and unlock shared value. In this capacity, she also manages Microsoft's relationship with the venture capital community and oversees strategic investments through the company's corporate venture fund, Microsoft Ventures. Previously, Johnson spent 24 years at Qualcomm where she most recently served as executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, and president of global market development. Johnson earned her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from San Diego State University, and was ranked #1 on Business Insider's list of the most powerful female engineers of 2017.