About The Speaker
Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups in MEA. Roberto currently serves as Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups in the Middle East and Africa region Microsoft, with a vision to drive innovation and develop market-defining ideas in the Middle East. He previously served as Regional Head, Google Marketing Platforms - EMEA Emerging Markets (Middle East, Turkey, Israel, Russia, Africa), having started in Google Milan in 2010 & London (6 months each) then promoted and transferred to Paris in 2012 & Singapore (on rotation), being then promoted again and transferred to Dubai in 2015, until present. Grew the business in 150% YoY. He has been Awarded and Nominated twice in Google for “Best Coaching Manager” and “Best Googler Inspiring Hero”, 2018 and 2016 respectively, while demonstrating very strong sales skills by overachieving 11 quarters in a role. Outside of the office, currently serving as an advisor (since 2008) and mentor (since 2015) for startups and helping entrepreneurs develop their business through different Advisor in Residence programs.