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TU alumnus and Microsoft executive to present talk on AI

TU is excited to welcome back to campus CIS alumnus and Microsoft executive Sean Alexander (BSBA ’97) as he presents a talk on artificial intelligence (AI) during Homecoming week. As principal group program manager at Microsoft, Alexander is helping to build the next generation of solutions that amplify human ingenuity through AI. He’ll discuss implications for majors from business to engineering and highlight career opportunities that exist both today and in the future. Alexander’s lecture will begin at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 12 in Helmerich Hall Room 219 and is open to the public.

Alexander has more than 15 years of experience in platform engineering and business management at Microsoft, leading teams in strategically important areas including Visual Studio, Windows, Digital Media, Xbox and others. His interest in technology began while he was a student at TU where he worked with the web development team in the Collins College of Business. During that time, he conceived and led a multi-award-winning student web development organization incubated via grants secured from Microsoft, Vyvx and Williams Corporation. In recognition of his outstanding academic and entrepreneurship accomplishments, Alexander was named CIS Graduate of the Year in 1997. After graduation, TU hired him as director of online development.

Alexander is a graduate of the joint Microsoft/Kellogg School of Business Leadership Program. Highlights of his work at Microsoft include leading the launch team for Windows XP in New York City and winning a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award. Alexander currently serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the Collins College of Business.