Microsoft / Chief Startups Lead, CEE
Ruthy joined Microsoft 5 years ago. She’s the Chief Startups Lead and Software Partners Tech Lead in Central & Eastern Europe. Prior to that she was the Chief Startups and Developer Relations Lead at Microsoft Israel.
Ruthy Kaidar is an executive with over 16 years of experience in the medical devices, telecommunications, software and venture capital industries. As a computer science engineer, she worked in software and firmware engineering in the telecomm industry at Geotek and Qualcomm. She then turned to Brain Research, pursuing a Master’s degree focusing on Brain Computer Interface - using brain signals to operate robots. Ruthy held key positions in R&D, project and product management, as well as business development, in medical device companies, among them Medingo, which she joined with founding until acquisition by Roche. She led several Internet and mobile health initiatives, was a strategic and business consultant to medical and services companies, and was an Entrepreneur In Residence at Carmel Ventures, focusing on digital health opportunities. Ruthy is a business and tech mentor to entrepreneurs and a co-manager of "Yazamiyot" - promoting women tech entrepreneurship.
Ruthy holds a BSc in Computer Science, MSc in Brain Research, and MBA, all cum laude, from the Technion. Ruthy is married and mother to three children, is a sports and running enthusiast and loves traveling the world.