Mike Pell leads The Microsoft Garage in New York City, part of the company’s worldwide program for curiosity-fueled explorations and grassroots innovation. His Design work is highly impactful on the vision, strategy, and execution of this global innovation program. Mike works at every altitude of Design, and across every aspect of Engineering, in a quick and decisive manner. He’s been at Microsoft for nearly 20 years, having worked in Mobile, Search, Live, Office, Windows, and now The Garage.
Bold, insightful, and uncompromising, Mike’s evolution from intrepid entrepreneur, to VC-backed startup veteran, to corporate man for Adobe and Microsoft has given him a unique perspective on how to combine business, experience, and technology to create breakthrough experience. He is the author of “Envisioning Holograms” (2017) and “The Age of Smart Information” (2019).