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You Cannot Develop Technology Without Social Responsibility, Says Microsoft Exec

You Cannot Develop Technology Without Social Responsibility, Says Microsoft Exec

Charlotte Yarkoni is corporate vice president at Microsoft, where she oversees the company’s cloud and artificial intelligence activities

Meir Orbach  :  2019-03-22T08:47:29..
Charlotte Yarkoni, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of cloud and artificial intelligence, is one of the highest-ranking women at the multinational tech behemoth. As part of her job, Yarkoni oversees some of Microsoft’s student enrichment and startup programs, including Microsoft for Startups, the international accelerator program Microsoft ScaleUp, and online tech education programs such as Microsoft Learn.

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Microsoft is a voracious buyer of Israeli tech startups, many of the acquisition targets being cybersecurity firms. In 2017, Microsoft acquired cloud management company Cloudyn Software Ltd., whose activity Yarkoni now oversees.

Charlotte Yarkoni. Photo: Orel Cohen Charlotte Yarkoni. Photo: Orel Cohen Charlotte Yarkoni. Photo: Orel Cohen

In a recent interview with Calcalist, Yarkoni said Israel has a central role in the global tech scene, she said.

“We continue to invest a lot into the Israeli tech scene: Israel is a place where you can connect with rare talent,” Yarkoni said.

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Yarkoni said she is committed to promoting women in tech, and that she sees a lot of activity in Israel dedicated to advancing women. “I celebrate the long way we came, but I know we still have a long way to go,” she said.

“I make an effort to get women excited about technology and enter the tech market.”
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