Steve Guggenheimer, '87

Steve Guggenheimer

Position Title
Member, Physics Advisory Board


Steve Guggenheimer brings vast professional knowledge as the corporate vice president of Microsoft's AI Business to the UC Davis Physics Advisory Board. In this position with Microsoft, Mr. Guggenheimer is responsible for working with customers and partners on their adoption of artificial intelligence while also helping independent software vendors partner with Microsoft on developing a new generation of Line of Business software as a service offerings based on Microsoft's Dynamics, Office and Azure cloud platforms. Since joining Microsoft in 1993 as a product manager in the Windows for Workgroups organization, Mr. Guggenheimer has worked on and managed a variety of Microsoft product initiatives, including Windows 95 and Windows 98; Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0; WebTV; MSN; Microsoft SQL Server; Visual Studio; and BizTalk Server. He has held several leadership positions, including leading the Developer and Platform Evangelism group as corporate vice president of Microsoft's DX organization and leading Microsoft's Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Division as the corporate vice president of the OEM Business.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Guggenheimer held a position with Spectra-Physics Inc., where he worked with lasers and helped develop and market new products. He received a bachelor's degree in applied physics from UC Davis, and a Master of Science in engineering management from Stanford University. He also serves on the board of Muzik, and with his wife leads the Guggenheimer Family Foundation.