James Phillips is president of Microsoft’s Digital Transformation Platform Group – a product development organization with over 15,000 team members spanning the globe.
His teams build and operate Microsoft’s business applications and services; and the application, integration, intelligence and data platforms beneath them – collectively powering the digital transformation initiatives of some of the world’s largest organizations. His product portfolio includes Dynamics 365, Power Platform, Azure AI Platform, Azure Data Platform, Azure IoT Platform, and the Microsoft Cloud for <industry> solutions.
Phillips joined Microsoft in 2012 as a strategy advisor to Satya Nadella, then president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise division.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Phillips was founder and CEO of multiple software companies; held engineering, product management, corporate development and marketing leadership roles at Intel, VMware and Synopsys; and spent two years as a technology investment banker with UBS PaineWebber advising public and private software companies on M&A strategy and execution.
He holds a BS in Mathematics and earned his MBA, with honors, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.