Ann Johnson leads the Enterprise Cybersecurity Group within the Enterprise & Partner Group at Microsoft. ECG’s mission is to empower enterprises to confidently move to the cloud and modernize their platforms by delivering the security solutions, expertise and services needed to keep their data safe. Before joining Microsoft, Ann was CEO at Boundless, an open source geospatial software and services provider. Prior to Boundless, Ann was with Qualys, Inc., as president and chief operating officer, a provider of cloud security and compliance solutions that enable organizations to identify security risks to their information technology infrastructures, help protect their information technology systems and applications from cyber-attacks and achieve compliance with internal policies and external regulations. Prior to Qualys, Ann was vice president of World Wide Sales/IPV and Global Accounts at RSA Security LLC, a subsidiary of EMC Corporation which provides solutions to protect customer online identities and digital assets.
Ann is a recognized cybersecurity industry leader with a proven track record for building and leading high-performing global enterprise software operations. Ann has a background in cybersecurity, infrastructure and storage and is a frequent speaker on topics of online banking fraud, information security, healthcare security, mobile security, privacy and compliance.
Ann is a graduate of Weber State University in Utah where she completed a dual major in political science and communications. Ann is passionate about horseback riding, skiing and any water-related activity as well as cooking and organic gardening. She lives with her husband, son, and three rescue dogs in the Puget Sound area.