Mike J. Walker
Architecture Strategist, Financial Services, Architecture Strategy Team
Mike Walker is the managing architecture strategist for the Financial Services vertical at Microsoft. Walker is responsible for driving and evangelizing Microsoft’s worldwide industry and vertical strategy in the banking, insurance and securities segments. Specifically, Walker ensures that financial services institutions around the world realize the full extent of Microsoft’s vision and value proposition, by overseeing areas such as industry strategy, marketing, solution development, partner development, thought leadership, and executive relations.
Walker joined Microsoft in early 2006. His background is as a financial services strategist, specializing in business transformation around technology, but he combines this experience with a strong focus on strategic execution. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mike Walker worked as an enterprise architect in banking, where he developed business strategies, conducted strategic infrastructure planning, and implemented technology projects. His experience includes bespoke and package implementation, enterprise process design and management, applications management and systems selection.