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Moe Tanabian General Manager - Intelligent Devices at Microsoft


In his role as the General Manager of Intelligent Devices at Microsoft, Moe Tanabian leads the company’s efforts to leverage AI and innovate new experiences and products to give delight to people and enable them to live a more fulfilling life. Prior to joining Microsoft, as the CDO and head of Samsung’s IoT Innovation Lab, Moe led a team of highly skilled multi-disciplinary engineers, designers and scientist with a mandate to innovate new experiences and technologies in the IoT, Smart Ambient Spaces and Intelligent Devices leveraging Voice and Computer Vision AI.

Moe started tinkering with Digital and Analog Electronics and wrote his first line of code when he was a young teenager. He then attended college and was trained as an engineer and worked as a software engineer for over a decade. Later in his career he developed a great sense of respect for and interest in design and how great design can make or break a new product.

Before joining Samsung, Moe worked for Amazon leading the efforts for building and delivering Amazon’s first three generations of Kindle Fire tablets, and for the wireless division of Nortel as a lead software architect for cellular wireless products. He additionally worked for Arthur D. Little as a Principal Strategy Management Consultant leading engagements for ADL’s global technology clients.

Moe still tinkers and makes stuff both for his day job and as a hobbyist and he always tends to infuse the maker culture and attitude in teams that he leads. He holds a Master’s degree in Systems and Computer Engineering with focus on Neural Networks and Machine Learning from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, and an MBA from Queen’s school of business, Kingston, Canada. He additionally attended Stanford’s’s design leadership program and Harvard Business School’s Disruptive Innovation program with Clay Christensen.

Moe is a senior member of the IEEE.

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