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Microsoft appoints new corporate VP for Worldwide Public Sector

Microsoft has appointed Laura K. Ipsen as corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Sector organisation.

Ipsen, as corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Sector organisation, will lead the company’s sales and marketing organisation serving government, public safety and national security, education, and non privatised healthcare customers in more than 100 countries.

Till recently, Ipsen served as senior vice president and general manager of Connected Energy Networks at Cisco Systems and previously she established and managed the company’s Global Policy and Government Affairs division.

Before joining Cisco in 1995, Ipsen worked in government affairs and international trade for Hitachi Data Systems, Acer and PricewaterhouseCoopers .

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Currently, she is a board member of Monsanto and the GridWise Alliance and previously served as board chair of both the Information Technology Industry Council and the Organization of Women in International Trade.

Microsoft Worldwide Enterprise & Partner Group corporate vice-president Susan Hauser said innovation is an increasingly important catalyst for economic growth and competitiveness around the world.

"We are thrilled to have someone with Laura’s deep experience leading our outreach to governments and extending our commitment to improving lives through innovation," said Hauser.

Ipsen said Microsoft has a strong history of working with public sector organisations to improve public services and expand economic and social opportunity.

"I look forward to deepening the company’s engagement with public sector organizations around the world and supporting their work through a broad array of technology solutions, programs and partnerships," said Ipsen.
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