As Corporate Vice President of Technology Policy and Strategy and leader of the eXtreme Computing Group (XCG), Dan Reed helps shape Microsoft's long-term vision and strategy for technology innovations and the company's associated policy engagement with governments and institutions around the world. Given the centrality of information technology to communication and social interaction, research and development, education and learning, health and safety, the environment and economic development, such strategic technology identification and policy coordination are critical to our future. In this capacity, Reed reports to and works closely with Craig Mundie, Microsoft's Chief Research and Strategy Officer.
As leader of XCG within Microsoft Research (MSR), Reed is responsible for R&D on the cutting edge of parallel and ultrafast computing, as well as Microsoft's cloud computing research. In addition to directing Microsoft's research in these areas, he spearheads collaborations with university and government researchers working in the field. In this capacity, Reed reports to and works closely with Rick Rashid, head of MSR.
XCG was formed in June of 2009 with the goal of developing radical new approaches to ultrascale and high-perf