Ed Essey

Director of Intrapreneurship and Incubation

Microsoft Garage

Ed Essey helps intrapreneurs incubate new businesses in the Microsoft Garage. An MIT grad, serial founder, and veteran product guy, he’s passionate about technology, creating great cultures, and innovating through experimentation.

During his engineering career, he’s researched AI, developed intelligent agent-based systems, and democratized parallel computing. He has led company-wide change management programs in innovation, design-thinking, and agile methodologies that have helped over 25,000 employees earn raving fans for their products. He founded the Microsoft Garage experimental outlet that has delivered nearly 100 new and exciting projects to users.

Ed practices mindfulness to bring his most courageous and caring self to every connection. He champions wise technology, because the best products cannot stop at intelligence; they need wisdom. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.