Ed Doran is the cofounder of Cortana. He leads strategic planning for the evolution of Cortana including exploring advanced technologies, strategic partnerships, and new product experiences. Since joining Microsoft in 2009, he has lead strategic projects in search, natural interaction, artificial intelligence, new devices, new services, and key partnerships. Prior to Microsoft, Ed worked in Silicon Valley for a leading technology company. Ed holds a Ph.D as well as a deep and abiding love for all things coffee.