Sean is currently Principal Director, Microsoft AI, reporting to the Vice President of Business AI. He had his first experience with artificial intelligence-based systems in 1999, working on speech recognition and AI-based music creation teams.
From co-founding three startups by the age of 23 to working on some of the earliest speech recognition technologies, Sean’s passion is building world-class teams that create entertainment experiences consumers love.
A 20-year veteran of the Developer Platform, OS and Console industries, Sean was recruited into Microsoft’s Developer Division straight out of undergrad and moved quickly in the Windows executive leadership program. Alexander notably helped lead the launch of Windows XP and Windows Media platforms from #4 to #1 most used music and entertainment platform, earning a Technical Emmy Award for the work. Mr. Alexander also led engineering efforts in Windows platform, and the creation of Microsoft Silverlight, before joining Xbox to start up a new business and engineering group. Mr. Alexander holds multiple patent awards for his work spanning customer research and interactive entertainment.
Following a family tradition, Sean graduated from the Collins School of Business at the University of Tulsa, a top cybersecurity research institution. Awarded CIS Graduate of the Year, Sean founded a student tech incubator with seed support from Microsoft, RealNetworks, Williams Corp. and multiple cable operators. Nationally recognized by USA Today and NASA JPL for innovations in online development, this early work contributed to early Cable operator delivery of online video and the University’s computer security program now ranked among the top four NSA Centers of Excellence.