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Phil Fawcett
Microsoft Research

Mr. Phil Fawcett, has worked in the computer science industry since the early 1980s. As a corporate Controller/Accountant turned IT manager, he planned and implemented manual-to-automated system conversions for small-to-medium sized businesses in fields of manufacturing, land and building management, and large scale construction projects.    Since coming to Microsoft in 1984 Mr. Fawcett has held positions as a Customer Support Engineer, Test Lead and Test Manager and was involved in more than 20 product ships for versions of Word, Excel, Works, and Project for the Apple and Windows operating systems. He also held positions as a Supportability Program Manager, Technical Evangelist for Windows Hardware Platforms, Regional Call Center Manager, and currently is a Senior Program Manager focusing on transferring technology for 700+ researchers worldwide into the Microsoft Windows product division.     Mr. Fawcett holds a BA degree in Accounting/ Marketing from Seattle Pacific University, an MBA from Seattle University, and is a PhD candidate in Human and Organizational Development at the Fielding Graduate Institute in Santa Barbra.  He current holds six patents in modem and communication-related technology focused mostly on the Windows product line.  His hobbies are technology, photography, motocross riding, painting, and long distance bicycle riding (he has participated in three transcontinental bicycle rides, which covered the width and breadth of the United States in 21 days or less).  

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