John Weigelt, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada

John Weigelt, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada

John Weigelt leads Microsoft Canada’s strategic policy and technology efforts. In this role, Mr. Weigelt helps business and governments innovate with technology while avoiding the unintended consequences that might arise.  He leads Canadian outreach for a variety of technology policies including: Economic Development, Privacy, Security, Government 3.0, Accessibility, Environmental Sustainability and Interoperability.

A strategic thinker, John has contributed to the development of international standards and guidelines, government policies, national strategies, provincial and federal legislation.  These contributions range from the detailed technical specificity of protocol definition to macroeconomic principles.