Employee Communications, PR and Social Media Summit at Microsoft

Steve Clayton

Chief storyteller - Microsoft

Steve Clayton is chief storyteller at Microsoft and general manager of Microsoft’s Innovation, Culture and Stories team. The team is responsible for the company’s storytelling, with a focus on employees, media, customers, partners and candidates. Clayton 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. His team creates a wide variety of content including keynote demos for Satya Nadella, Microsoft Life, the company intranet, social channels and wide range of storytelling that has helped transform the culture of Microsoft. Prior to this, Clayton was director of cloud strategy in Microsoft International and CTO of Microsoft's UK Partner Group. He has worked at Microsoft since 1997 in a range of sales and technical roles, always with a passion for technology and its potential impact on the world. He has been awarded the Microsoft Circle of Excellence Award three times during his career.