Today, people are an organization’s most important asset. Empowering each of them and their organizations to be their best and bring their best is more critical than ever. The modern workplace is an inclusive, creative and culture-centric environment. As the Lead of the Modern Work and Security business in Canada, Jason (Jay) leads the team that is responsible for enabling organizations to amplify the ingenuity of their people with secure, collaborative platforms and tools that accelerate business growth and success. Within the Modern Work portfolio, Jay oversees productivity platforms such as Microsoft Teams; Employee Experience Platforms including Microsoft Viva; alongside Microsoft’s market-leading security and compliance tools. Jay’s work frequently involves detailing the future of the workplace, including culture development, prioritization of people, employee wellbeing and the innovative use of technology. The Modern Work team also works with and across Microsoft’s sales and delivery teams, and their market-leading ecosystem of partners. Jay is also an advocate for technology enabling inclusivity and accessibility, and leads Microsoft Canada’s Commercial Accessibility Initiative.
Previously, Jay led Commercial Channel Strategy and Programs in Canada, working across their ecosystem of over 14,000 partners to build the capacity, capability and growth of the Microsoft Channel, to enable organizations of all sizes to drive digital transformation. Broadly, he and his team were responsible for delivering on Microsoft’s promise of partnership, stewarding the Microsoft Partner Network.
Since joining Microsoft in 2003, Jay has held a variety of roles spanning Product Marketing, Business Development, Segment Marketing and Sales Leadership. Before joining the Microsoft Canada team, he worked in the marketing services industry, developing and leading teams delivering strategic sales and marketing programs in B2C and B2B environments, across diverse industry verticals such as publishing, telecommunications and technology.