As the first national technology officer (NTO) and chief technology officer (CTO) of Microsoft Education, Cameron Evans is responsible for shaping and executing Microsoft Corp.’s technology and policy strategy in U.S. Education. Evans chairs Microsoft’s Higher Education Advisory Group and K12 Advisory Group for connecting customer insights into Microsoft’s industry engagement. As Microsoft’s Education CTO, Evans focuses his work principally on large, complex and strategic innovation for public and private schools in K–12 and higher education, museums, libraries, research universities, and academic medical centers across the nation.
Evans is a member of Microsoft’s Education Leadership Team and is the national spokesperson for institutional innovation and transformation. Before he was named NTO and CTO in July 2009, Evans was the group sales manager for Microsoft Higher Education.
Since joining Microsoft in January 2004, Evans has served in a variety of positions, including managing the development and sales execution of account executives, technical sales specialists, industry solutions professionals, and Microsoft Certified Partners. In addition, Evans has served as the Microsoft liaison for the Schools Interoperability Framework Association. Evans continues to keynote industry conferences to connect Microsoft’s broad global and education vision with meaningful, real-world transformation.
Before joining Microsoft, Evans was a K–12 chief information officer and cabinet-level executive. Evans is a U.S. Air Force veteran. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management-computer information systems from Park University. In addition, Evans recently completed his MBA for Global Leadership at the University of Texas at Dallas. He enjoys songwriting and producing music, eating dessert first, and travelling internationally with his wife and daughter.