Ray Ozzie，Chief Software Architect at Microsoft. He was formerly best known for his role in creating Lotus Notes.He grew up in Chicago, Illinois, later moving to Park Ridge, Illinoisgraduating from Maine South High School in 1973 where he learned to program on a GE-400 mainframedid technical work on
He received his bachelors degree in computer science in 1979 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he worked on the PLATO system,began his working career at Data General Corporation where he worked for Jonathan Sachs. After leaving Data General, Ozzie worked at Software Arts for Dan BricklinBob Frankston, the creators of VisiCalc, on that productTK Solver. Shortly thereafter, he was recruited by SachsMitch Kapor to work for Lotus Development to develop what became Lotus Symphony. Ozzie left Lotus Development in 1984founded Iris Associates to create the product later sold by Lotus as Lotus Notes. Iris Associates was acquired by Lotus in 1994,Lotus itself was acquired by IBM in 1995. Ozzie worked there for several years before leaving to form Groove Networks. Groove was acquired by Microsoft in 2005, where Ozzie became one of three Chief Technical Officers.
Ozziehis wife, Dawna Bousquet, have two children, Neil OzzieJill Ozzie.
On June 15, 2006, Ozzie took over the role of Chief Software Architect from Bill Gates.
In Oct 2009 he founded "FUSE Labs" (Future Social Experiences) within Microsoft to focus on innovation around future social web experience.