Michael Wignall

UK CTO at Microsoft

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As Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft in the UK, Michael is responsible for all aspects of UK technology strategy including supporting the implementation and use of technology by commercial and public sector organisations, and acting as a catalyst for digital transformation.

He joined Microsoft in 2008 and has worked in a number of roles including as Government Industry Manager responsible for solutions and partners, and in the public sector team for Microsoft Dynamics. Prior to joining Microsoft, Michael worked as a CTO in the telecoms/tech start-up space after emigrating from Australia where he was a high-voltage systems engineer.

Michael has a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Software Engineering and a Bachelor of Business Management from the University of Queensland. He also holds a Master’s of Science in Computer Network Security from Liverpool John Moores University.