Susie Adams is the chief technology officer for Microsoft’s Federal Government business and brings with her over 30 years of IT experience. Adams joined Microsoft in 1999 and has held several leadership positions, including director of the Microsoft Reston Virginia Technology Center and CTO of the Federal Civilian business. Prior to joining Microsoft, she spent 16 years in the consulting arena, working with customers in both commercial and government sectors. She held a variety of management and leadership roles, including practice manager, systems analyst and software developer. Adams is a past Fed100 award winner, and has authored several books on the topics of software integration and web development. She is a graduate of George Mason University, where she received a bachelor of science degree in information systems.