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Gayle Sheppard

Gayle Sheppard is Corporate Vice President, Azure Data, Microsoft Corporation, where she leads the vision & strategy for Microsoft’s data and analytics products and services. 

Prior to joining Microsoft, Gayle held various leadership positions at Intel Company, Saffron Technology, Inc., Peoplesoft, Inc., Ketera Technologies, Inc. and J.D. Edwards, Inc. She has founded, created, or contributed to start-up and Fortune 100 companies focused on Artificial Intelligence platforms, solutions in business and consumer markets, and digitization of business in a wide variety of industries. 

Gayle received a BS in Business Administration from the University of South Florida. She currently resides in Washington state.