Corporate Vice President, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft
As corporate vice president of the Technology Policy Group, Dr. Dan Reed helps shape Microsoft's long-term vision for technology innovations and the company's associated policy engagement with governments and institutions around the world. In this capacity, Reed reports to and works closely with Craig Mundie, Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer.
The Technology Policy Group regularly publishes technical perspectives and engages in strategic technical projects on security and privacy, telecommunications and spectrum allocation, energy and environment, science and technology, STEM education and workforce, and the unlimited potential for cloud computing, among other topics, to illustrate alternative future possibilities and outcomes.
Reed joined Microsoft in December 2007 as scalable and multicore computing strategist. In February 2008, he took on the added responsibility of directing a new Cloud Computing Futures initiative. In June 2009, Reed led the formation of the eXtreme Computing Group (XCG) within Microsoft Research. Soon thereafter, Reed added the role of corporate vice president, Technology Policy, and as a result of the growing opportunities and responsibilities within this area, began to focus solely on technology policy in July 2011.
Before coming to Microsoft, Reed held a number of strategic positions, including Gutgsell Professor, head of the Department of Computer Science and director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, Chancellor's Eminent Professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, and founding director of UNC's Renaissance Computing Institute. He was also the Chancellor's senior advisor for Strategy and Innovation at UNC.
In addition to his technical activities, Reed has been deeply involved in policy initiatives related to science, technology and innovation. He currently serves as a member of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's Technical Advisory Committee and has served as a member of the U.S. President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and chair of the computational science subcommittee of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC).