|CSU Fresno, BA|
Tammy Savage is the general manager of Microsoftâ€™s Public Safety initiatives, where she leads corporate efforts to bring Microsoftâ€™s technology to bear on some of our worldâ€™s most challenging problems.
Savage joined Microsoft Field Sales based in New York in 1993 and then relocated to Microsoftâ€™s corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington. In 1995, when the education and technology communities were widely debating viability of computers in classrooms, Savage pioneered the concept of every child using a laptop computer to learn in the United States, United Kingdom and Singapore through Microsoftâ€™s Anytime Anywhere Learning initiative. In 1997, when instant messaging was emerging as a teenage pastime, she lead a research and product development effort to understand how real time communications affect collaboration in the work environment and built supporting peer-to-peer technologies.