Craig Mundie is President of Mundie & Associates which counsels CEO’s on strategic issues caused by rapidly-evolving information technologies. These include corporate and technology strategies, techno-geopolitics, cybersecurity, and R&D management.
At the end of 2014 Mundie retired after a twenty-two year career at Microsoft. During his transition year he was the Senior Advisor to the CEO, before which he was Chief Research and Strategy Officer since 2007, where his responsibilities included oversight of Microsoft Research, Intellectual Property Strategy, Technology Policy, Trustworthy Computing and various technology and product incubation activities. For the last 15 years he was also Microsoft’s principal technology-policy liaison to many governments worldwide, with a special emphasis on China since 1999.
Mundie spent his entire career involved with start-up activities spanning diverse fields including software, minicomputing, supercomputing, consumer electronics and healthcare. He joined Microsoft to develop non-PC software platform technologies after departing as CEO from Alliant Computer Systems, which he co-founded in 1982 and took public in 1987. Previously he worked at Data General Corporation and received his BSEE and MSICS degrees from Georgia Tech.
Mundie serves on the boards of directors for Raintree Oncology Corporation. He is also on the advisory boards of Aurasense Therapeutics, Madrona Venture Group and Iron Net Cybersecurity.
Mundie is collaborating with the CEO of the Cleveland Clinic and the President of Case Western Reserve University to develop a technology strategy for their joint initiative to build a new “all-digital” medical school.
Mundie was appointed by President Clinton and subsequently served for Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama on the NSTAC. President Obama appointed him in 2009 to the PCAST, on which he still serves. He served on the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age and is currently a member of the Markle Initiative for America’s Economic Future. Mundie is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and helps guide their program on Digital and Cyberspace Policy. He counsels the Center for Strategic and International Studies on their Institute for Digital Innovation.