Karuana Gatimu

Karuana Gatimo

Microsoft Corporation

Karuana is a technology professional with more than 20 years of experience as a business architect. Karuana focuses on business transformation using enterprise content management, digital marketing, social, SharePoint and essential technologies. She is currently the Director, Strategy & Adoption for Microsoft IT in the social collaboration & app spaces in Redmond, WA. As part of the Microsoft IT team she is responsible for driving the future vision of enterprise collaboration, social business value and application marketplaces to Microsoft’s own enterprise user community and customers.

Formerly, she was Director of Ecommerce & Marketing Operations & Lead SharePoint Architect for SKECHERS, USA. Karuana believes in the power of community and is the founder and Chair of the Community Leadership Board for development of academic awareness in the collaboration space. Twice named to the SharePoint50, a worldwide list of top influencers in the SharePoint ecosystem, she is also on the Los Angeles Committee for Women in SharePoint, the co-founder of the Los Angeles SharePoint Saturday and the Los Angeles SharePoint User Group. She teaches frequently about ECM Strategy, enterprise social networking and utilizing SharePoint to transform business.

You can reach Karuana via e-mail at Karuana@SolutionStrategist.com.