Friday Oct 16, 2020

"Thinking Outside the Xbox"

Robbie Bach

Author, Civic Engineer, Philanthropist

Introduced by: John Martinka

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In a world where change is accelerating, Robbie shares valuable insights on how to turn disruptive forces into transformative opportunities.  Based on his experiences innovating within Microsoft and leading the creation of one of the most successful business units of our time — the iconic Xbox and Xbox 360 gaming consoles — Robbie outlines proven practices for any company to foster fruitful innovation.

Time: The Zoom session will open at 7:00am for members to socialize . The meeting will start a 7:30am sharp, so please connect a few minutes before the meeting so we can all be together for the Inspirational Moment and Pledge.

Note: For security reasons the Zoom link is not posted on our club website. You will receive an email with the Zoom link tomorrow, Thursday. Please contact Club Administrator Kim Dreiblatt ( or text 425-444-7906) if you are unable to find the email containing the link or would like to join us as a guest.

About the Speaker

Robbie Bach joined Microsoft in 1988 and over the next 22 years worked in various marketing, general management and business leadership roles. He led the creation and development of the Xbox business where he served as the Chief Xbox Officer. Bach retired from Microsoft in 2010 as the company’s President of the Entertainment and Devices Division.

Robbie now works as a Civic Engineer with corporate, philanthropic, and civic organizations who are driving positive change in our communities. He guest lectures extensively at a variety of colleges and universities and speaks to corporate, civic, and trade association audiences across the country. In 2015, he completed his first book, Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Corporate and Civic Renewal.

As part of his civic commitment, Robbie serves on the national board of governors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He is also a member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee board of directors and is Chair of the Board of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC. His corporate responsibilities include being co-owner of Manini’s, Inc., a gluten-free pasta and flour company, and serving on the board of directors for Sonos Inc.