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Mike J. Walker

Microsoft
Senior Director, Applied Innovation Team
North Canton, OH
Mike J. Walker has a diverse background in emerging technologies, innovation, business strategy, and enterprise architecture. He has provided high-impact and pragmatic advice to CEOs, CIOs, and CTOs of global Fortune 100 companies.

At Microsoft, Walker leads blockchain strategy and applied innovation for Microsoft. As a strategic advisor, he partners with business and technology executives to help them maximize business impact using emerging technology innovations like AI, IoT, and blockchain technologies.

Previously, Walker worked at Gartner as vice president of technology innovation research, where his thought leadership is reflected in over 150 published research notes and over 2,000 client engagements. His background also includes positions as a chief architect or a strategic advisor within leading organizations and Fortune 500 companies. His thought leadership can be found on his blog MikeTheArchitect.com, Forbes, and in numerous other publications.