2020 Fed 100

Federal 100: Toni Townes-Whitley


Name: Toni Townes-Whitley
Title: President, U.S. Regulated Industries
Organization: Microsoft

Public sector’s AI advocate. The $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure award to Microsoft was one of the year’s biggest stories, but Townes-Whitley’s leadership covers far more than cloud. She has been the key driver behind the company’s artificial intelligence strategy and citizen service transformation efforts. She also pushed to prepare the nation’s workforce for the changes that AI will bring. One key example is Microsoft’s AI Business School, which provides practical guidance for leaders on how to foster an AI-ready culture. In addition, she is deeply involved in the community, including roles with the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Women’s Center of Northern Virginia.

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