Brad Smith – President and Chief Legal Officer at Microsoft Corporation
I had the opportunity to work with Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer at Microsoft Corporation in Hanover, Germany last year as part of CeBIT 2017.
As he was finished with makeup and hanging around backstage, I seized the moment, and asked if he wouldn’t mind stepping in for a few shots. Super early in the morning, he agreed, with one condition, “Let me finish this coffee first. I think I’m going to need it.”
Microsoft themselves do a bang up job outlining Brad’s career, and I’ll let it speak for itself:
Smith has overseen numerous negotiations leading to competition law and intellectual property agreements with governments around the world and with companies across the IT sector. He has played a leading role within Microsoft and in the IT sector on government surveillance, privacy, intellectual property, immigration and computer science education policy issues. He has played a leadership role locally and nationally on numerous charitable, business and legal initiatives. In 2013 he was named by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the United States. In 2014, the New York Times called Smith “a de facto ambassador for the technology industry at large.”
Now if that’s not a resume, I don’t know what is.
Love or Hate Microsoft, you’ve got to admit, this is a guy who’s clearly accomplished quite a bit in his career. And if our interaction at CeBIT was any indication, he’s no where even close to stopping.
Enjoy, and if you’d like to work with me, get in touch!