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Doug MoutonVice President Global Data Center Construction, Microsoft
Microsoft Responsibilities/Contributions – Doug Mouton is responsible for datacenter construction execution for all Microsoft datacenters in North America and Latin America plus strategic global initiatives. He belongs to Microsoft’s Cloud Operations + Innovation organization (CO+I). Doug manages an annual Capital budget of $4 billion USD. At any time, there are ~25,000 workers executing on the construction of our datacenters around the globe.
As Microsoft cloud customers grow, CO+I provides the infrastructure to support that growth. Mouton’s team is responsible for the safe and ethical execution of construction and procurement of all Microsoft datacenters, ensuring customer demands are met while remaining competitive in the market from a cost and schedule perspective. This includes Microsoft build’s, leases and hybrid delivery models.
Pre-Microsoft Work Experience – Prior to joining Microsoft in 2014, Mouton worked as Group Vice President for JACOBS, Buildings, and Infrastructure Program Management Construction Management (PMCM) worldwide. In this role he was focused on major building and infrastructure programs in key markets including Transit, Healthcare, Telecom, Water, Education, Federal Civilian, Utilities, Tunneling, DoD, Aviation and Highways. Mouton led a team of approximately 1,000 employees working on over 100 concurrent large-scale projects across the globe.
Mouton also has more than 33 years in the Army National Guard, giving him a diverse leadership background with experience including serving periods of active duty for The Global War on Terror (Engineering Battalion Commander, awarded Bronze Star), Hurricane Katrina (Engineering Brigade Commander, awarded Legion of Merit) and other domestic events; commanding units from 30 to 3,000 strong.
Education – Mouton earned his bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Louisiana. He also holds a Master’s of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.
Family/Other Interests – Mouton relocated to the Seattle area 5 years ago after spending 30 years in Louisiana. He has two sons that love food, people, trails, mountains, water and the snow of the Pacific Northwest.
Past Event Sessions
- DCD>Dallas 2019
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