Center of Innovation Microsoft
Michael is the Center of Innovation Lead for Microsoft’s Global Real Estate and Security organization (RE&S). He is responsible for reimagining the art of the possible and driving forward thinking strategic initiatives to ensure that the RE&S organization is consistently innovating, disrupting and ahead of the digital transformation curve. This involves leading the reinvention of the industry by pioneering innovations to transform employee experiences through the most connected, accessible, sustainable, productive and secure environments.
As the lead of the Center of Innovation, Michael owns all services relating to digital transformation, applications and solutions, internet of things (IoT), and other innovative, forward-thinking initiatives that continue to advance Microsoft. Through Michael’s leadership, the Center of Innovation Charter will pave the way for the industry as a thought leader, developing edge IOT services and delivering consistent experiences across the RE&S portfolio.
Prior to this role, Michael was the Senior Director of Global Operations for the Microsoft Global Security organization. He was responsible for Microsoft’s physical security operations and its strategic development of teams, programs and operating models to positively impact Microsoft business objectives globally. Most notably, Michael led an enterprise-wide initiative code-named Project Falcon, the first step to operationalize and drive Digital Transformation within the organization. This project is expected to save Microsoft more than 500M USD over the next 10 years via reduced infrastructure deployments.
Before joining Microsoft in early 2003, Michael worked in a variety of roles providing strategic corporate consultancy, advice and support across a wide spectrum of industry. He has accumulated a wealth of international experience working in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas, primarily in the areas of Risk Management and Incident Response.
Michael holds a Master’s in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management. He is currently on the Board of Directors for Security Industry Association (SIA) and is an elected Fellow of The Security Institute. He was also a member of the United Nations Interregional Crime & Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Working Group to “Protect Vulnerable Targets from Terrorist Attack.” This initiative lasted five years and resulted in the publication of a UNICRI PPP Handbook in 2010. This Handbook has been widely distributed throughout the UN member nations including Interpol.
• ASIS Europe Security Conference – Rotterdam, Netherlands
• Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) – Singapore
• Security Industry Association (SIA) Executive Conference - Securing New Ground (SNG) – New York
Industry memberships include:
• Security Industry Association (SIA)
• The Security Institute
• The American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
• The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)
• CSO Roundtable - ASIS International