Full Name
Eric Boyd
Job Title
Corporate Vice President, AI Platform
Brief Biography
Eric Boyd leads the AI Platform team within Microsoft’s Cloud + AI division. This global organization includes Azure Machine Learning, Cognitive Services, Cognitive Search, and internal platforms that provide data, experimentation, and Graphics Processing Units (GPU) cluster management to groups across Microsoft. Our mission is to make Microsoft’s Azure AI platform the best platform for first- and third-party customers.

He has held several roles during his ten-year tenure at Microsoft and has an innate talent to inspire and engage team members at every level. He joined the company in 2009 to create the Silicon Valley Search Ads team. He moved to Bellevue in 2011 to lead the Bing Ads Development team prior to taking on his current role in 2015.

Before coming to Microsoft, Eric was the VP of Engineering at Mochi Media, an ads startup that was acquired by Shanda Games. Prior to Mochi Media, Eric was a VP of Platform Engineering at Yahoo for ten years.

Boyd graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He is an avid skier, Seattle Seahawks and Boston Red Sox fan, and a semi-retired professional blackjack player.
Eric Boyd