Chief Digital Officer, Defense
Microsoft Azure Government
Derek Strausbaugh is the Chief Digital Officer for Microsoft’s Department of Defense business. He is responsible for implementing the technical sales and product strategy for the DoD’s adoption of Microsoft cloud technologies for supporting the warfighter.
Prior to assuming his current role, Derek was a Principal Program Manager for the Azure Government Engineering team leading the strategy for the Department of Defense market segment. His primary responsibilities was driving innovation within Microsoft Azure to support the DoD mission and working with DoD programs and partners to establish secure, value-added solutions using Microsoft’s Azure Government platform.
Derek has previously held a technical sales and engineering roles supporting Microsoft’s DoD business. In these roles, Derek provided technical pre-sales support for Microsoft’s data and cloud platforms across Microsoft’s Joint Defense, Air Force and Department of Navy businesses. Derek worked with customers to extract maximum value from their investments in Microsoft technology by focusing on the deployment of solutions that break down operational barriers in support of the warfighter. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2011, Derek was the Director of Consulting Services for RDA Corporation’s Federal practice where he led business development activities and managed large professional services engagements in the Federal Civilian and Defense markets.
Derek has over twenty years of federal and commercial industry experience in a variety of technical and program and project management roles including consulting, full lifecycle software development and operations with a focus on both Microsoft and open source technologies.