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Peggy Johnson    

Executive Vice President of Business Development at Microsoft

As executive vice president of business development, Peggy Johnson is responsible for driving strategic business deals and cultivating relationships with innovation partners. This includes key customers, the venture capital and startup communities, OEMs, mobile operators, third-party publishers and industry influencers.

Prior to this role, Johnson spent 24 years at Qualcomm where she held various leadership positions across engineering, sales, marketing and business development. Most recently, Johnson served as executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and president of global market development where she was responsible for commercializing new business opportunities and developing strategic relationships for the company. Notably she was responsible for Qualcomm’s global marketing organization and oversaw Qualcomm Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., that served as an incubator focused on launching new businesses and products, as well as exploring new market segments for Qualcomm technologies. Johnson also served as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Johnson worked as an engineer for General Electric’s Military Electronics Division.

She serves on the board of directors for BlackRock and the advisory board for Huntington’s Disease Society of America, San Diego Chapter. Johnson’s honors include Business Insider’s Most Powerful Female Engineer in 2017, one of Silicon Republic’s 40 Powerful Women Leading Tech Around the World, and the 2013 Hall of Fame Award from Women in Technology International.


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