CTO, Defense & Intelligence for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector


Kate Maxwell is the Chief Technology Officer for Defense & Intelligence in Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Sector. Maxwell is an accomplished technology leader and strategist with almost 20 years of experience supporting Defense & Intelligence customers around the globe. 

Prior to joining Microsoft, Maxwell held various engineering leadership roles within Raytheon Technologies, including Technical Director and Chief Engineer of multiple product lines. She was also the Founding Director of the Raytheon Innovation Center – a global corporate innovation engine that inspires and empowers employees to innovate.

Maxwell is a passionate advocate for STEM outreach and diversity, and she commits her time to making a difference through volunteerism.