Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is an American public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions. Established on April 4, 1975 to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800, Microsoft rose to dominate the home computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. Microsoft would also come to dominate the office suite market with Microsoft Office. The company has diversified in recent years into the video game industry with the Xbox and its successor, the Xbox 360 as well as into the consumer electronics and digital services market with Zune, MSN and the Windows Phone OS. In May 2011, Microsoft Corporation acquired Skype Communications for $8.5 billion dollars.
The mission of the National Technology Officer (NTO) and the global NTO community is to help our Public Sector customers address their challenges, fully realize their opportunities, and pursue their national priorities. The NTO role is responsible for aligning with Public Sector customers to understand and address their needs, and driving internal and external transformation as the company and customers transition to the cloud. The NTO is responsible for positioning Microsoft as the technology company of choice, ensuring a favorable policy environment for our Public Sector services, differentiating Microsoft with policy, business model and business practices, and expanding addressable markets and driving Public Sector business development.
The NTO serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the subsidiary and is responsible for developing and owning the execution of a technology policy engagement plan that addresses existing and emergent technology policy issues critical to Microsoft’s transformation. The NTO is the technology and tech strategy advisor for the subsidiary’s leadership, and also engage with Engineering Groups in Redmond to drive strategic customer needs, future differentiators and services requirements. The NTO also serves as the Chief Transformation Officer accelerating Public Sector transformation to the cloud, as well as driving internal transformation and readiness. The NTO will focus on building trust and becoming the trusted advisor for government officials. The NTO is responsible for external outreach and engagement with technology policy elites and influencers, leading academics and government decision makers in their country, with the objective of enabling the government’s vision and creating a technology policy environment that supports the subsidiary's growth objectives.
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