Gordon Broadbent

Gordon Broadbent

Crescent City, California

Area of research interest
Technology modernization of large organizations, specifically through integrating artificial intelligence

Master’s degree
MBA, Oklahoma State University

Bachelor’s degree
Systems Engineering and Management, United States Air Force Academy

What are some of your hobbies?
Free diving, surfing, paddle boarding, snowboarding, dual-sport moto, reading, traveling, volleyball, the arts and being with my family


Where did/are you working while earning your PhD?
Active duty Air Force officer assigned to work at Microsoft

What is your current position?
Technical Program Manager; Microsoft Executive Development Fellowship

Why have you decided to pursue a PhD?
Pursuing a PhD allows me to acquire the necessary academic and practical knowledge to sharpen my skills to solve technology, business processes and leadership problems facing the Department of Defense.

Why did you choose to get your PhD from the Daniels College of Business?
The program’s reputation, structure and focus on rigorous academic development and research, combined with the practical experience and mentorship from leading academics

What are your career goals or dream job after you complete your PhD?
To influence and shape large organizations’ approaches to integrating commercial technologies, initially by leading and driving innovation within industry and the Department of Defense

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