General Manager, Global Technology Services
As general manager of the Global Technology Services organisation at Microsoft, Bob Davis is
responsible for Microsoft’s internal IT infrastructure and services. This includes Microsoft’s internal
data centres, telephony, networks, remote computing, enterprise data storage, monitoring and
disaster. Bob’s objectives include providing a global technology environment that enables a
productive workforce, empowers employees and drives down IT costs by using Microsoft products
Bob joined Microsoft in May 1994 as an applications analyst, where he worked on Microsoft’s initial
CRM application and other financial and operations systems in support of Microsoft’s international
subsidiaries. Bob also spent two years based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, building Microsoft's regional
IT organisation and helped open offices in the expanding SE Asia and India region. Most recently,
Bob was the senior director of the Windows and Storage Server Group, Global Technology Services.
He is responsible for teaming with the Windows product group on the implementation, support and
product group feedback for our flagship enterprise server.
Between his undergraduate and graduate education, Bob was an intern in the White House in the
Bush (senior) administration. During his internship, Bob was a member of White House Press Office
and worked with Marlin Fitzwater, the Administration’s spokesman.
Bob holds an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics and a BA honours in
economics from the University of Washington.
In his spare time, Bob enjoys travelling and hiking with his wife Larina, a professor at the University of
Washington, and doing home improvement projects. Bob also enjoys outdoor activities such as sailing
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