Company: Health Industry Sector Central & Eastern Europe Microsoft
Job title: Director
Ruthy joined Microsoft 6 years ago. She’s the Director of the Health Industry Sector in Central & Eastern Europe at Microsoft. Prior to that, she was the Chief Startups Lead and the Software Partners Tech Lead covering Central & Eastern Europe, and before that, served as the Vice President for Startups and Developer Relations at Microsoft Israel. Ruthy Kaidar is an executive with over 20 years of experience in the medical devices, digital health, telecommunications, 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 followed her passion for Healthcare and turned to Brain Research, pursuing a Master’s degree in Biomedical, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, focusing on Brain Computer Interfaces - 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 founded and led several Internet and Digital Health startups, 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 an avid promoter of women tech entrepreneurship. Ruthy holds a BSc in Computer Science, MSc in Engineering and Brain Research, and MBA, all cum laude, from the Technion, Israel. Ruthy is married and mother to three children, she’s a hiking, running, and yoga enthusiast, who loves traveling the world with her family.
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