As the general manager for the Parallel Computing Platform team in Microsoft's Developer Product Division, Lynne Hill is responsible for the Parallel Computing Initiative, which encompasses the vision, strategy, and innovative developments for delivering transformative, natural, and immersive personal computing experiences, harnessing the compute power of manycore architecture. She drives industry collaboration and works with the hardware, software, and services partners to advance the manycore shift. The Parallel Computing Initiative will deliver frameworks, programming models, tools, and resource and system management that will allow for developers to create parallel applications and enablement of better coordination of system resources and services when executing parallel applications
During her tenure at Microsoft since 1997, Lynne has held a number of management positions, including general manager for the Windows Security Access Control team, which encompassed Windows Rights Management Services, PKI and certificate services, Windows identity and access control infrastructure, and product activation. Under her leadership, Windows developed a new business focused on information protection and advanced the management of core Windows security and access control technologies. Prior to Windows Security, Lynne was the group manager for interactive advertising technology, group program manager of Internet-based voice features in MSN Messenger, and group program manager for Web-based content management and publishing technology.
Previous to joining Microsoft, Lynne held a variety of software development, architecture, and engineering leadership roles at communications industry researcher Bellcore, now known as Telcordia Technologies. She also worked as product line strategy and development manager for Claremont Technologies.
Lynne holds a master's degree in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree in Physics from the College of New Jersey.
Lynne resides in the Seattle area with her husband and two sons. Away from work, she enjoys taking care of her Keeshond dogs, running, outdoor activities, traveling, and reading. She is active in mentoring others in career and personal development and is involved in community activities.