March 20, 2012

Jacky Wright

Jacky Wright

Vice President of Microsoft IT Strategic Enterprise Services

As Vice President of Microsoft IT Strategic Enterprise Services, Jacky Wright oversees Microsoft IT’s Enterprise Services and Platform. These services range from SAP, AX, and process services such as Quality & Business Excellence and Supplier Management. Her Strategic Enterprise Services IT (SESIT) organization drives product and operational excellence, agility, and customer centricity across the Company.

A major part of Jacky’s charter is to use the latest Microsoft pre-production software in high availability, 24x7 production environments, as part Microsoft IT’s First & Best Program. She uses these experiences to drive real-world feedback into Microsoft products before they are released to market. She ensures SESIT solutions and teams help validate and improve Microsoft products targeted at the Enterprise. The First & Best Program keeps her on the cutting edge and engaged with most all Microsoft product teams.

Before assuming her current role at Microsoft, Jacky was VP/CIO of Corporate Function at BP. In that capacity she led all IT strategy, development and implementation for BP’s Corporate, Alternative Energy, and Shipping segments as well as Mergers and Acquisitions. Jacky brings more than 20 years of technical and business experience to Microsoft including CIO roles at GE and senior management roles at Accenture, AutoNation, and Ryder. She draws on extensive global experience in strategy, consulting, large scale program development, implementation, and management across a variety of industries.

As a trailblazer in the technology industry and as a senior level woman of color in IT, Jacky is a strong advocate for women and minorities in technology and sciences. She dedicates significant time and energy to partnering with groups to promote this agenda.

Jacky enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Jacky holds a BBA in Computer Science and Accounting from City University of New York Baruch College. She is also a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

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