NEWS4 September 2017

Coplin exits Microsoft

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UK – Dave Coplin, chief envisioning officer at Microsoft, has announced he has left the company to work on his own business The Envisioners.

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Coplin (pictured) joined Microsoft in 2005 as an enterprise strategy consultant and in 2010 he took on the role of chief envisioning officer where he has led thought leadership on the role and impact of technology in the workplace and society as a whole.

He has written two books on the subject – Business Reimagined and The Rise of the Humans.

Coplin announced that he was leaving Microsoft in a post on LinkedIn. He wrote: "Today marks the last day of my 12 years at Microsoft. It’s been an incredible journey and I’ve had the time of my professional life. I didn’t join Microsoft because I loved them or their products (although I can tell you they are one of the best companies that I have ever worked for). I joined them because I wanted to help the world get more from the incredible potential that technology had to offer, and I wanted to find a platform that would give me the best chance of having the most impact."

He added: "For a long time, Microsoft let me raise my freak flag high and allowed me to build and grow my own brand and empowered me to do my best work in my own way."