Steven Guggenheimer

Corporate Vice President, Developer & Platform Evangelism Group
Microsoft
Steve Guggenheimer is corporate vice president of Microsoft's Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) group, leading evangelism, community engagement and audience marketing to build a vibrant solutions ecosystem. Under Steve’s leadership, DPE is responsible for driving impact with developers to help secure the future of our Windows platform through evangelism efforts targeted to win applications across all Microsoft devices, powered by the Microsoft cloud, built on Microsoft Tools. This strategy clearly reflects the company’s priority to grow our application ecosystem by way of broad platform adoption across our technical communities (Developers, IT Professionals, Students, and Startups) through marketing at scale efforts worldwide with both a Consumer and Commercial focus. Guggenheimer has been corporate vice president of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Division at Microsoft. In this role, he oversaw management of Microsoft’s relationships with the makers of personal computers and other devices, multinational and regional OEMs, and embedded systems manufacturers. Prior to that role, Guggenheimer was the General Manager of Microsoft’s Application Platform & Development marketing division. He focused on Microsoft’s cross-company Application Platform strategy and its sales and marketing initiatives, in conjunction with the worldwide development, sales and evangelism organizations. Since joining Microsoft in 1993 as a product manager in the Windows for Workgroups organization, Guggenheimer has worked on and managed a variety of Microsoft products, including Windows 95 and Windows 98; Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0; WebTV; MSN; Microsoft SQL Server; Visual Studio; and BizTalk Server. In addition, Guggenheimer has extensive experience working in the consumer, small-business and enterprise customer segments at Microsoft. Guggenheimer has also worked directly for Microsoft’s president and chief operating officer on strategic business and process projects. Before coming to Microsoft, Guggenheimer was at Spectra-Physics Inc., where he helped develop and market new products for the research and original equipment manufacturer laser divisions. Steve Guggenheimer received a bachelor’s degree in applied physics from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in engineering management from Stanford University.