Fran Dougherty, CTO, Microsoft Automotive, “AI and autonomous driving”
Fran is the CTO for Microsoft’s Automotive Industry, part of Microsoft’s WW Commercial Business. In this role, he works with product teams, sales, customers, and partners to guide Microsoft’s strategy for automotive and smart mobility.
Fran is a 19-year veteran of Microsoft. He began his work on Azure over 10 years ago as the CTO for Microsoft’s Incubation Businesses where he led a group of deep technical specialists focused on re-architecting customer applications for cloud deployment.
He has a long history of delivering products at Microsoft and developing deep, strategic partnerships. He led the program management team for Mobile Services, delivering Microsoft’s Mobile Messenger and Mobile Hotmail services to millions of customers and creating new integrated services for the launch of Windows Phone. Fran also led program management teams in Windows and Parallel Computing.
He has been working with advanced technologies for the past 35 years including executive roles at Sun Microsystems and Motorola.