The 25 Most Influential People at Microsoft - 12. Bill Hilf

By Joe Wilcox  |  Posted 2008-01-31 Print this article Print


12. Bill Hilf, General Manager, Platform Strategy

Hilf is one of Microsoft's rarer commodities: He is a thought leader and operational influencer. He is at the center of some of Microsoft's best work on interoperability, at a time when the company seeks to improve its credibility in this area.


Among Microsoft's 70,000-plus employees, there are many influential people. Twenty-five is too small a number to capture the best of the best among a large group of creative people. But Microsoft corporate culture also is very staid and insular, with a top-heavy power structure. Therefore, for this list, I focused more on operational influencers, although there are some thought leaders included. By Joe Wilcox, Microsoft Watch  


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