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Peggy Johnson

Executive Vice President, Business Development
Microsoft
Background 

As executive vice president of business development at Microsoft, Peggy Johnson is responsible for driving strategic business deals and partnerships across various industries with key customers, strategic innovation partners, OEMs, key accounts, third-party publishers and industry influencers. Prior to this role, Johnson spent 24 years at Qualcomm where she held various leadership positions across engineering, sales, marketing and business development. Most recently, Johnson served as executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and president of global market development where she was responsible for commercializing new business opportunities and developing strategic relationships for the company. Notably, she was responsible for Qualcomm’s global marketing organization and oversaw Qualcomm Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., that served as an incubator focused on launching new businesses and products, as well as exploring new market segments for Qualcomm technologies. Johnson also served as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Johnson worked as an engineer for General Electric’s Military Electronics Division. Johnson earned her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University. She represents the United States on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council and serves as a board member for Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. She has been recognized by multiple organizations, including Connected World Magazine (“2014 Women of M2M List”), Women in Technology International (“2013 Hall of Fame Award”), STEM (“100 Women Leaders in STEM, 2012″), Athena (“2011 Pinnacle Awards”) and Fierce Wireless (“Most Influential Women in Wireless, 2011″).