Dr. Julia Glidden

Corporate Vice President Worldwide Public Sector


Dr. Julia Glidden is Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, for Microsoft Corporation, where she is helping to deliver on Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. An internationally recognized expert on Digital Government, Dr. Glidden specializes in identifying and piloting emerging technologies such as AI, Cloud and Blockchain in the GovTech space. Julia pioneered the concept of Cognitive Government and has delivered many of Europe’s leading innovation projects.

She is currently serving as an expert advisor to the United Nations, the World Economic Forum and the European Commission. In addition to being named in Apolitical’s inaugural list of the Top 100 most influential people in digital government, Julia was recognized as one of the Top 40 GovTech Influencers in the 2019 e-Governance Global Industry Landscape Overview.


Digital, resilience, and on-demand government

04/11/2020 11.05 - 11.25

KeynoteChannel 1Fireside chat

2020 has been a crucible for both government, and the platforms on which it relies. The public sector has shown it can react quickly, at scale, using tools that simply weren’t available a decade ago. By tackling health, policy, and the economy digitally, we’ve also created a roadmap for the future of government in a digital age. But where do we go from here?

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