Special Projects Division
I lead work at Microsoft Research’s Special Projects Division, a group devoted to mission-driven, engineering-supported, scalable collaborative research projects.
There I lead the newest and broadest project, the Plural Technology Collaboratory (formerly the Decentralized Social Technology Collaboratory), the world’s largest, strongest and most industry-integrated plural technology research group.
We collaborate closely across Microsoft Research and nearly every division of the company as well as with academic institutions like Harvard, industry allies like Protocol Labs and civil society groups like the Collective Intelligence Project. Previously I served as the Office of the Chief Technology Officer Political Economist and Social Technologist (OCTOPEST), advising Microsoft’s Senior Leaders on geopolitics, macroeconomics and Web3.