Steve Clayton is Microsoft’s Chief Storyteller and General Manager of Microsoft’s Image & Culture team. The team is responsible for Microsoft’s company storytelling both internally and externally with a mission to change the perception of Microsoft through stories. Steve was the architect of the acclaimed “88 Acres” story that heralded a new direction for Microsoft’s corporate storytelling and led to the creation of microsoft.com/stories. Prior to this, Steve was Director of Cloud Strategy in Microsoft International and CTO of Microsoft's UK Partner Group. He has worked at Microsoft for over 18 years in a range of sales and technical roles – always with a passion for technology and its potential impact on the world. Steve has been awarded the coveted Microsoft Circle of Excellence Award three times during his career. Steve holds a 1st class Honours degree from Loughborough University in Information and Computing. Outside of work he’s a fan of Liverpool Football Club and enjoys design and scuba diving.