Principal Program Manager, Microsoft AI
Sara is a Principal Program Manager inside the Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Engineering team at Microsoft with responsibility for driving AI business growth initiatives with customers and partners. She has been with Microsoft for over 19 years in various product, technical, business development and management roles. She has worked across organisations and with all the major product teams including Windows, Azure, Office, Server, HoloLens, Cortana and AI – with experience in both hardware and software roles.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Sara started and ran her own business for over nine years in the Pacific Northwest where she focused on improving and perfecting the operational efficiency in service-oriented businesses. She started out in sales and marketing working for a small real estate and hospitality management company locally in Bellevue, WA. She engages in various charitable efforts in the community including serving on the American Diabetes Association Community Leadership Board in Seattle.
She is married with one daughter and in her free time she enjoys snowboarding, downhill mountain biking and watching Moto GP races. She and her husband also have an interesting collection of sci-fi and pop culture movie props and replicas.