Dawn James

Dawn James is the Director of US Sustainability & Environmental Sciences at Microsoft.  Dawn leads US Sustainability strategy and thought leadership, delivering digital transformation motions within the US Market. She leverages her subject matter expertise across all prioritized industries to create strategic coalitions and partnerships.  She supports a range of initiatives in sustainability, environmental science, and innovation. 

Dawn has over 23 years of industry experience as a geoscientist and systems leader.  She is a certified naturalist, formerly Americas Energy Lead at Microsoft and research hydrogeologist with the U.S. Department of the Interior (USGS).  Dawn’s expertise not only includes results-driven leadership and ecosystem innovation, but she is also skilled at articulating value at the convergence of industry and technology.

Dawn holds a MSc in geoscience and a professional certification in big data and predictive analytics from MIT. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughters.

Opening Session Speaker | Tuesday, April 20 | 9 – 10:15 am

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