John NisiGeneral Manager - US Azure Business Group at Microsoft
John is the General Manager & COO of the US Cloud & Enterprise Business, where he is responsible for the US business, marketing and operations across the cloud and infrastructure portfolio of products including Azure, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Data, GitHub, Windows Server, System Center, SQL, and Developer Tools. He also leads the Developer Audience Experience and Engagement in the US. The charter of the organization incudes business planning, integrated marketing planning, key Go To Market plays and programs, digital campaigns, customer offers, sales readiness, customer evidence, market planning and competitive insights to deliver our Customers the fastest path to value on their digitization journey.
Formerly Worldwide Services CTO for Data and Artificial Intelligence for Microsoft Services, John was responsible for technical strategy, delivery quality, delivery readiness and technical sales support for the D&AI Services organization at Microsoft. John led teams of Global Solution Architects responsible for the Technical Solutions and Delivery Quality of IT Consulting Engagements and Customer Support. He incubated new Services roles including the WW Lead Data Scientists and WW Business Architect groups. He was responsible for the landing of the selling strategy and adoption of solutions into production in order to drive Big Data, Advanced Analytics and A.I. Solutions to Customers.
For over 20 years, John has worked in strategic technology planning, business unit development, Go-To-Market and Sales Planning, project and product management, and system engineering strategies. John has been the Executive Sponsor for enterprise Collaboration deployments including Global Internet portals, Federal secure extranet incident response portals, Pharmaceutical collaboration solutions, and The White House intranet portal for compliance and security.
John is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he received a B.S. in Systems Engineering with minors in Computer Science and Business Administration.