I'm M3 Sweatt, at Microsoft since 2001, lured to the shiny object that was previously known as the Entertainment and Devices division in Mountain View, CA. I then moved to Redmond in 2003 to join the Windows group. In 2015, I took on my current role full time as Partner Director, Program Management for Customer & Partner Experience, working with our product and services engineering and marketing groups across the company to improve customer and partner experiences and satisfaction.
I spent nearly 20 years in Silicon Valley in executive and senior management roles in product management, development and business operations roles at several media and entertainment technology companies. Prior to joining Microsoft I was Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Replay TV, and previously in senior management roles at Digidesign/Avid, 3DO, Autodesk, and Pinnacle Systems/Avid.
After the primary importance of my family, I believe strongly in personal relationships, the benefits of mentoring, innovative technology and helping to grow people and companies. An avid maker, I enjoy spending time with my wife (thank heavens she tolerates our maker labs) and our kids, particularly important as our boys now ride bikes without training wheels.
And yes, on the name... it's really my name. Truly you didn't think that I would make up such a thing, did you? (My grandfather and father are Millard Sr. and Jr. repectively, and my father named me "MIII" -- I take creative license with the Arabic '3' 😉