Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Federal
Susie Adams is the brains behind the operations for providing Microsoft’s cloud services to many federal agencies. Adams has more than 30 years of IT experience, and she first got excited about computer programming when she learned to use BASIC “to keep track of my basketball stats,” she told FedScoop. Along the way, Adams has learned the importance of developing a diverse workforce. “I think that when you have that diversity working groups tend to think out of the box a little bit more. And with the pace of innovation that we have today you really do need to have an open mind, and be able to think differently about how you’re going to solve problems,” she said.