As corporate vice president for Health Strategy at Microsoft, Peter Neupert is responsible for Microsoft’s collaboration with the healthcare ecosystem to address global infrastructure issues of significant scale. Before rejoining Microsoft, Neupert served as president and chief executive officer of Drugstore.com Inc. from July 1998 to April 2001, and then as chairman of the board of directors from July 1999 to September 2004. He started at Microsoft as the director of operating systems responsible for shipping OS/2, and later was responsible for MSNBC as vice president of News and Publishing for the interactive media group.
Neupert served on President Bush’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) from 2003 to 2005. On that committee, he co-chaired the Health Information Technology subcommittee and helped drive the report “Revolutionizing Health Care Through Information Technology”, published in June 2004 by PITAC. In 2000, Neupert received an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for his work at Drugstore.com.