The 25 Most Influential People at Microsoft - 22. Simon Witts

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


22. Simon Witts, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group

Simon "Mr. Enterprise" Witts oversees Microsoft's worldwide enterprise business, and he is hugely influential over partner strategy. Enterprise customers are Microsoft's meat and potatoes. Partners cook the food. (Honorable mention: Allison Watson, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group)


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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