For more than two decades, PJ Hough has been at the forefront of powering a better way to work by delivering experience – putting people at the center of computing and empowering us all to do our best work. He spent over 17 years in the Microsoft Office Division, driving vision and execution for the program management of the entire Office suite which transformed the way people work with productivity tools. Today Office is used by over a billion people worldwide. Now as executive vice president and chief product officer for Citrix, Hough provides direction for the company’s current and future technology direction, including mergers and acquisitions strategy, and driving product alignment, innovation and growth across the portfolio. As evangelist in chief, he works to elevate relationships with key technology partners.
Hough earned a bachelor’s degree in computer applications with honors from the National Institute for Higher Education in Dublin, and a master’s degree in computer applications with 1st Class honors from Dublin City University. He holds 11 patents.