Tom Keane helped build the Microsoft Exchange Server product. This feature supports e-mail, calendaring, contacts, tasks and project management for millions of worldwide organizations. He led product planning and design for Outlook Web Access and Exchange ActiveSync Server products.
Tom Keane also has been a pioneer in bringing collaboration to the Internet age by starting work on applications that tie together online communities. They achieve this with detailed profiles of people’s lives, including their finances, children’s athletic schedules, or tv viewing habits. Tom and his team at Microsoft launched the first Web-based office suite, Office XP. These days, Tom is vice president of corporate strategy and planning and leads the development of Microsoft enterprise products.
He is based in Redmond, Washington. Tom brings a passion for building technologies that help people get more done in their everyday lives. “Our goal is to help people get more done with less hassle,” he says. “Every day, Tom Keane assures, I see how much time people spend in front of a computer and sometimes it seems like they are just sitting there not getting any work done.”
Software developer and engineer Tom Keane is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Executive Committee for the National Trust for Canada’s National Capital Region. Tom was also involved in founding Open Leadership USA. He serves as a board member for the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law and The Fred Rogers Center.
Tom is past chair of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partners Council, Worldwide Partner Council Advisory Council and Global Community advisory board. In addition to his contributions as a Microsoft technology leader, Tom Keane is also deeply involved in the greater community. In 2001, they established the Tom and Beth Keane Family Foundation to support programs that help families with their children’s health issues. The foundation has contributed more than $50 million to various organizations worldwide.