Erin Chapple

Corporate Vice President, Azure Compute @ Microsoft

Erin Chapple is the Corporate Vice President of Product for Azure Compute, delivering offerings that span the spectrum from Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), to Platform as a service (PaaS) to Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) enabling customer choice in the hosting model for their applications. Such services include: Virtual Machines, App Service, Service Fabric, Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure Container Instances, Azure Functions and Azure Arc as well as the overall Azure Management, Migration and Portal experience. She previously was the Corporate Vice President of the Azure team responsible for the technology at the foundation of all Windows-based products: Windows Kernel, Hypervisor and Containers, Storage and Server Experience and the Linux Kernel. Erin joined Microsoft in 1998 as a Program Manager on the Small Business Server. Since then, she has contributed to over 15 operating system releases in various Program Manager leadership positions.

Building communities and supporting women is as core to her as operating systems. She was a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Council within what is now the Cloud + AI division, a group that is seen as a model for women’s communities within Microsoft. In 2012 Erin’s peers at Microsoft presented her with the “Leadership Advocacy Award for Women.” Following this, Chapple turned her focus to leading Life Without Lines, the community focused on bringing the executive technical women together. Erin has recently taken on co-exec sponsorship for the Women@Microsoft employee resource group, a company-wide effort. In 2019, she was recognized for her work in this area as a Reign FC Legend.

Erin earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering minoring in environmental engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada. She earned her master’s degree in applied behavioral science from Bastyr University where she focused on coaching and consulting in organization as part of the Leadership Institute of Seattle. Erin lives in Seattle with her husband and son where they are looking forward to Seattle getting a hockey team to reduce the regular commute to Vancouver to watch the Canucks. She can be followed @erinchapple.