John ManningAssociate Architect, Worldwide Public Safety and National Security at Microsoft
John Manning is the leader of World Wide Public Safety and National Security programs initiatives for Microsoft Consulting Services, with responsibility over solution offerings that serve the public safety & justice communities. He has 25 years of experience as a municipal law enforcement official in the United States. In this role, John is responsible for leveraging the product-specific and integrated solutions into offerings for Public Safety & National Security. John is responsible for architecting, orchestration and developing industry offerings that provide positive and productive outcomes of mission requirements. He is passionate about the safety and security of citizens in the global community, as well as working with customers around the world to achieve their mission goals using Microsoft’s technology.
Prior to coming to Microsoft Consulting Services, John worked in the development of the Microsoft Virtual Security Operations Center for Microsoft Global Security.
John’s law enforcement experience started in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department where he was a patrol officer and detective. John changed departments when he moved to Washington State and started working as a police officer for the Bellevue Police Department. John spent the next 20 years there and held assignments including Narcotic Investigation as a DEA Task Force Agent, Hostage Negotiator, K-9, and SWAT operator (both as a Team Leader and Commander.) John held every rank up to Major and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.