Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk is Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Corporation, General Manager of Israel Research & Development Center and CTO, Cloud and AI Security division. Israel Research & Development Center (ILDC) is one of Microsoft’s most innovative and successful development centers and includes 2000+ employees, mostly engineers. ILDC specializes in Cybersecurity, analytics, AI based technologies and more.
Since Michal assumed the GM role in February 2020, ILDC grew by 25% and for the first time was declared as Israel’s Number One Employer by 2 of Israel’s most prestigious surveys. As the CTO of the Cloud and AI Security division, Braverman-Blumenstyk is running the global Cloud and AI Security strategy, technology, and innovation. Braverman-Blumenstyk has initiated and drove some of Microsoft most innovative security products, including Azure Sentinel, Azure Security Center, Azure IoT security and more. Michal founded the Cybersecurity Center in Microsoft Israel R&D center when she joined Microsoft in November 2013. Prior to joining Microsoft, Michal served as the General Manager of RSA Israel and the global leader of the Cyber Fraud and Risk Analytics product line at RSA/EMC (now Dell). Michal came to RSA via the Cyota acquisition in 2006.
Under Michal’s leadership, the revenues of the Fraud and Risk Analytics product line grew 20-fold and the number of protected users worldwide reached 300M. At Cyota, an innovative cyber and FinSec startup, Michal served as the COO, leading the R&D, product management and the Anti-Fraud array of services. Prior to Cyota, Michal served in several senior management positions in startups and global companies. Michal holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science (majoring in Artificial Intelligence) from Columbia University in New York where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.