Andrew Shuman is the CVP of Cortana Engineering. This group includes core engineering for the Cortana product and the Microsoft Speech and Language team. In his current role, Andrew is responsible for identifying potential products and services to bring to market from the vast portfolio of Microsoft research areas. He has a long-track record of designing and delivering products that empower users and simplify the development experience. These successes demonstrate his ability to pinpoint long-term research investments that translate into customer-centered solutions.
Andrew started his career at Microsoft in 1993 as a software engineering lead in the Outlook organization. Prior to joining Microsoft's research efforts, he spent two years running a cross-functional team for Office that delivered data science and machine learning productivity solutions for mobile/cross-device users that are now part of Office 365.
During Andrew's six years as one of the engineering leads on the Bing team, he helped launch the Bing.com brand and tripled Microsoft's share of the U.S. search business. He also pioneered agile development models and user innovations to help simplify how people use Microsoft search functions.
His experience also extends across a variety of online groups including Slate.com and delivering online subscription and payment services.
Andrew holds a A.B. in Computer Science from Harvard University. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.