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Ed Doran

Director Product Manager & CoFounder Cortana, Microsoft

Ed leads teams developing new products for Microsoft Research as a principal product manager. He started out as a scientist, trained as a researcher, and ultimately fell in love with applying those skills to creating new products and businesses. Ed joined MSR from the Cortana team where he co-founded the product, lead product planning, and lead some targeted AI innovations. Prior to Microsoft, Ed lead insight strategy teams for Yahoo!, helping build new products and better businesses. And even before that, Ed lead market research, user research, business intelligence, and management consulting teams focused on applying research to make the organization more innovative. Ed holds a Ph.D. and a deep love of coffee.”


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