Partner Architect & Engineering Manager, Microsoft
Hannah Lewbel is a senior technology leader focused on growing organizations and furthering innovation to make a strong social and technological impact. She combines a love of solving technical challenges and taming chaos with programs that improve people’s lives. Hannah has over 15 years of high-quality product experience, leading technical development of consumer devices such as Amazon’s Kindle e-readers and tablets, and Apple’s Mac computers. She has 15 patents filed, and 9 issued. She has built collaborative, globally-distributed teams, architected and set up software for social impact orgs, and supported mobile application development. She is a technical advisor for companies in the consumer products, wearables, AR, VR, and social impact industries.
Hannah was the Senior Director of Technology at Worldreader, responsible for the software team and infrastructure that powers Worldreader’s education and literacy programs. During her tenure, she has scaled the organization’s team and systems to support key financial and business needs for long-term growth. Hannah is responsible for the vision, architecture, and implementation of the content library’s digital asset management combined with the larger software platform to scale global reading programs.
Hannah frequently speaks to technical, business, and educational audiences on how they can drive social impact through innovation and technological advances.Hannah is a strong advocate for women in technology and STEM fields, and an active technical advisor for multiple for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, and university programs. She is passionate about education and literacy, gender equality, environmental conservation, and improving human rights. Hannah earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.