Cathy Wissink is Director of Technology Community Engagement, Microsoft New England. Cathy works directly with local tech leaders and policy influencers on issues critical to both Microsoft and the tech sector. She represents Microsoft with major tech associations, and develops programs on key issues in the tech policy space. She also plays a key role in overseeing the new Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center - New England, which was formally announced in October 2013. Cathy joined Microsoft in 2000 and spent her first 9 years working on Windows, focusing on software globalization. She moved to the Legal and Corporate Affairs team at Microsoft in 2009, focusing on global government affairs, then took her current role in Cambridge in October of last year. Cathy is a Seattle native and is enjoying exploring her adopted city.