Global Director, Strategic Startup Partnerships
As Global Director of Strategic Startup Partnerships at Microsoft, Juhi negotiated and orchestrated the first ever publicly announced cloud payments deal – a lighthouse win that enabled the industry to embrace the cloud for critical workloads. Juhi has held several roles in Microsoft, Intel, and Qualcomm. Fun fact: Juhi’s first patent was a power management technique that's used by every mobile device today to maximize battery life! Full bio: Juhi's team drives business development for select startups by enabling them to leverage Microsoft’s cloud platforms and sales channels to optimize their business operations and accelerate their growth. She previously held several other roles at Microsoft as well, including developing Microsoft’s partnerships with independent software vendors and overseeing Microsoft’s Financial Services and Insurance partnerships motion across the US, enabling fintechs and enterprises to grow their businesses on Microsoft’s cloud platforms. Prior to joining Microsoft, Juhi held a variety of roles at Intel and Qualcomm in operations, partnerships, sales engineering, product development and systems engineering. She has an M.B.A. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California at San Diego.