Doug Dawson

Microsoft: General Manager of Global Communications

Doug Dawson is the general manager of Global Communications at Microsoft where he oversees Microsoft’s global communications strategy and storytelling, measurement, and reactive communications. A 20-year veteran of corporate communications, prior to joining Microsoft in 2015, Doug oversaw media relations at Finland-based Nokia after PR agency stints in Hong Kong, San Francisco and Toronto. Doug holds a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Manitoba in his native Canada. He also claims to hold a Ph.D. from the School of Hard Knocks, but no one believes him.