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Peggy Johnson
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Peggy Johnson

Peggy Johnson
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Intro Businessperson
Is Businessperson Business executive
From United States of America
Field Business
Gender female
Education
San Diego State University
Awards
Women in Technology International  
Women in Technology Hall of Fame 2013
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Peggy Johnson currently serves as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Magic Leap, succeeding Rony Abovitz in Sept 2020. Before joining Magic Leap, she held the position of Executive Vice President of Business Development at Microsoft.

Education

Johnson has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University.

Career

After college, Johnson joined General Electric as Engineer in their Military Electronics division.

Johnson later joined Qualcomm, starting out as Engineer who often traveled with business teams to translate technical details of a solution for customers. She eventually transitioned from her technical role to a business role within Qualcomm.

At Qualcomm, she worked on cutting-edge technologies including mobile connectivity and app stores.

After 24 years at Qualcomm, she moved to work at Microsoft as Executive Vice-President (Business Development) In this role, she drove business deals and partnerships for the Company.

In August of 2020, Johnson joined Magic Leap as Chief Executive Officer.

Awards and recognition

In 2016, Business Insider recognized Johnson as #2 among the most powerful women engineers in the world and Silicon Republic recognized her as #14 among the most powerful women leading tech around the world.

In 2017, Business Insider recognized her as the most powerful female engineer in the United States.

Johnson was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame in 2013 and named one of the top 100 women leaders in STEM in 2012 by STEMconnector.

Personal life

Peggy Johnson is married and has three children.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 17 Mar 2021. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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