Bellingham Luncheon Keynote
Julie Larson-GreenVP of Program Management for Windows, Microsoft
As VP of program management for the Windows Experience at Microsoft, Julie Larson-Green oversees the design for the Microsoft Windows OS.
Larson-Green made Glamour magazine’s list of tech women who could become the next great tech legend. You know her work if you’ve ever clicked on an icon at the top of the window in Microsoft Office to open, save, undo, or print. Larson-Green led the team that developed the company’s iconic "ribbon" toolbar. She joined the Office team in 1997. She loves being a geek because "you can have such a huge impact—more than a billion people around the world use Windows. Tech can solve anything we put our minds to. I always like to say that it’s chic to be a geek." She is currently working on the release of Windows 8, the first Windows version designed from the beginning to work on both tablets and PCs. According to Larson-Green, the new version “is a re-imagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface."
Prior to Microsoft, Larson-Green held several positions in research and development in a Seattle-based company that developed market-leading desktop publishing software. She holds a masters degree in software engineering from Seattle University and a bachelors degree in business administration from Western Washington University. A native of Whatcom County, she resides in Seattle with her husband, a university professor, and her two children.