Ed Doran

Director Product Management, Microsoft Research & AI, CoFounder Cortana, Microsoft


Ed is a principal product manager for Microsoft Research & Artificial Intelligence where he leads teams developing new products. He started out as a scientist, trained as a researcher, and ultimately fell in love with applying those skills to creating new products and businesses. Ed joined MSR from the Cortana team where he co-founded the product, led product planning, and led some targeted AI innovation and ecosystem projects (e.g. ambient AI, modern productivity, new intelligent devices and services). Prior to Microsoft, Ed led insight strategy teams for Yahoo!, helping build new products and better businesses across search, browse, rich media, and eCommerce. And even before that, Ed led market research, user research, business intelligence, and management consulting teams focused on applying research to make the organization smarter and better (e.g., new product design, pricing and distribution strategy, brand and marketing). Ed holds a Ph.D. and a deep love of coffee.


Tue Oct 29 - 2:30pm - 3:00pm

The Future of Search & Discovery

These are the companies rethinking search. They’re influencing the ways we interact with the world around us, and they’re here to give us a glimpse of what we can expect in the years to come.

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