Symposium 2016
Putting the Pieces Together

February 9, 2016| Meydenbauer Convention Center

Opening Keynote: Be the Catalyst
Cynthia Per-Lee, General Manager of Cloud & Enterprise Group, Microsoft  


Keynote Speaker:

Cynthia Per-Lee is a strategic and business-oriented Human Resources executive, recognized for shaping global organizational strategies, implementing best-in-class talent management practices, and driving cultural transformation. She is a role model and champion for cultures that inspire innovation, engagement and superior performance. Her Fortune 100 experience includes manufacturing, consumer products, technology, and aviation.
Since 2009, Cynthia has been a Human Resources executive for Microsoft. In addition to partnering with Satya Nadella in his pre-CEO role as President, Server and Tools, Cynthia has led the global HR team for the Microsoft Office and Dynamics businesses. She now leads the global HR team for Microsoft’s Cloud + Enterprise business.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Cynthia was Vice President, Talent, Diversity and Field HR for Atlanta-based Delta Airlines where she was responsible for worldwide talent sourcing and acquisition, organizational and talent management, employee engagement, diversity and field human resource support.


Cynthia also held HR leadership roles at Texas - based Frito-Lay, Inc. (a Pepsi Company), where she drove people and organizational strategy for manufacturing, distribution, sales and corporate units within the $12B consumer products company.


Cynthia started her career as an HR leader with International Paper Company. She holds a Bachelor of Science, Human Resource Management, from Vanderbilt University. Cynthia is active with the Seattle based Women’s Funding Alliance. She previously served on the board for Cool Girls, Inc.