“Disruptor. Maverick. Outlaw.”


Mike Pell is leading Design for The Microsoft Garage, an innovation accelerator turning people’s wild ideas into reality worldwide.

Bold, insightful and uncompromising, Mike is recognized as a thought leader in the field of visualization and expert in the radical simplification of experiences.

His career in high tech has covered the gamut from intrepid entrepreneur, to venture-backed startup veteran, to corporate man for Adobe and Microsoft over the last three decades. Mike thrives on the chaotic and ever-changing nature of hack culture within The Garage, and the continuous opportunities it presents to learn by doing.