Troy Davis earned his bachelor’s degree in computer and information technology in 2013, along with a certificate of entrepreneurship. During his time as a student, Davis served as a Technology ambassador, helping recruit the next generation of technologists, as well as participating as an instructor for the college’s Spring and Summer Diversity Camps – DoIT, WowIT and Vision. He is also a strong voice for community organizations and has been active with Habitat for Humanity, Food Finders, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and ASHA for Education, logging over 500 volunteer hours.
In his role as service engineer for safety platform in the operating systems group at Microsoft, Davis is known as the architect where he keeps MicroSoft Corp’s business and brand “running as usual” by piloting high-performance rollout strategies for cloud-based infrastructure. On average, Davis receives over 1.5 billion requests per day, enabling Microsoft users better online data security.
Davis credits his Technology degree for his success because of the individualized plan of study, career guidance from faculty and the applied learning aspect in his courses. He commented, “…I was very fortunate to get hands on experience with the latest enterprise level software on the market during a summer internship. When I returned to campus later that fall to start my sophomore year, my first class had already adapted a course built around that same software expanding my understanding, which assured me that I had made the right college choice.
This profile was written for the Early Career Award program in 2015.