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Partner Executive, Global App Innovation, Microsoft
Doug Gould is an award winning emerging technology partnerships executive that spent his career championing digital innovation and entrepreneurship around the globe. Based in NY - his passion for emerging technology has brought him to Microsoft, where he builds partnerships and programs with top global digital agencies around experience innovation using Conversational AI, Mobile, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality and Internet of Things.
Doug has spent his career at the intersection of agencies and technology; using emerging tech to create impactful consumer experiences. Doug was in the first class of Wieden and Kennedy’s startup incubator experiment PIE. His deep roots in the startup communities of Techstars and 500Startups brought him to the Kairos Society, a venture fund and digital product studio. At Kairos, he led a global community expansion of young entrepreneurs to support innovation with impact all over the world. He frequently speaks on how organizations can leverage new technology and the evolving digital agency landscape.