Practical Privacy Series 2013

Sean Nolan

Distinguished Engineer, Health Services
Microsoft

As Distinguished Engineer for the HealthVault at Microsoft Corp., Sean Nolan directs all aspects of product development and operations for the division’s consumer and enterprise health platforms.

Before rejoining Microsoft in 2006, Nolan served as founder and president of Software Poetry Inc., a software and management consultancy. While at Software Poetry, Nolan worked with venture capital firms to deliver technical diligence on early-stage investments, and provided product definition, strategy and execution services to startup ventures, focusing on the online advertising and e-commerce sectors.

Before Software Poetry, Nolan was chief technical officer for drugstore.com inc., where he led the design and implementation of its award-winning e-commerce systems. While there, he was honored as one of the nation’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2001 by Computerworld magazine.

Nolan has co-founded a number of other technology ventures, including Cognisoft Corp., where he architected one of the first Web-based knowledge management systems. Cognisoft was ultimately acquired by Verity, where Nolan served as vice president of Technology for Information Applications.

A graduate of  Dartmouth College, Nolan began his software career at Microsoft, where he was the development manager for the original Microsoft Network (MSN®) client tools and their conversion to Internet technologies.