As the Corporate Vice President of Gaming Partnerships and Business Development for Microsoft, Sarah Bond is highly regarded in the eSports industry. Sarah is a role model, encouraging women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through her work to diversify technology.
In the industry, Sarah is celebrated for her progressive work in incorporating artificial intelligence into gaming. Her main role is to create strong global partnerships and focus on all aspects of growth for Xbox. During her time at Microsoft Sarah has been integral in the development of the Xbox and has been responsible for it’s increased visibility worldwide in Tokyo, London, and Soul. Within her role, Sarah has also become an advocate for women in technology and has encouraged others to seek jobs in the field to create diversity.
Sarah’s previous qualifications include a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Before joining Microsoft in 2017, Sarah worked for McKinsey & Company and T-Mobile in their strategy and development teams. After over four years at McKinsey focusing on growth initiatives in the technology sector, she joined T-Mobile and was responsible for driving strategic direction and development for the next six years.
As an expert in her field, Sarah was invited to speak at DICE 2019 Summit about the way innovations are shaping how Microsoft creates exciting games for users. At the 2019 Samsung Developer Conference she gave insight to the future plans for high powered game streaming experiences. In the same year, Sarah attended the Microsoft Corp.Xbox event to enlighten audiences on the current global partnerships Xbox have and the future plans to create a more cohesive cross-platform experience with Xbox Game Pass.
Speaking of women in STEM, global business development and leading future technology, Sarah Bond is an asset to any occasion. Whether you require a technology speaker for your corporate event or an inspirational woman in business for your after-dinner address, Sarah will provide an engaging speech.