Craig Mundie is senior advisor to Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft Corp. In this role, he works on key strategic projects within the company, as well as with government and business leaders around the world on technology strategy, policy and regulation. Previously, Mundie served as Microsoft’s chief research and strategy officer, where he oversaw Microsoft Research, one of the world’s largest computer-science research organizations, and was responsible for Microsoft’s long-term technology strategy. For more than a decade, Mundie has been Microsoft’s principal technology-policy liaison to the U.S. and foreign governments, with an emphasis on China, India and Russia. He has served on the U.S. National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age. In April 2009 Mundie was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.