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Michael D. Robinson
VP Health & Life Sciences, Microsoft Corporation
Michael D. Robinson As the Vice President for Microsoft’s Health & Life Sciences business in the United States, Michael D. Robinson is responsible for more than $2 Billion in revenue and driving Microsoft’s business initiatives into both commercial and public sector organizations in the Provider, Payer, Life Sciences, Public Health and Human Services verticals. These initiatives include sales, technology partnerships, solution areas, marketing, standards and advocacy. He brings to his position over 30 years of sales, technology and management experience.

Michael joined Microsoft in January 2002; previous positions included General Manager Public Sector Middle East and Africa, General Manager New York Metro District, General Manager Mid-Atlantic District and Resource Director for East Region consulting services.

Michael’s background includes roles in executive management, enterprise sales, project management and business strategy development. Prior to joining Microsoft, he served as Vice President Operations for Hitachi Data Systems Solutions Corporation (HDSS), where his duties entailed development, sales and delivery of complex business solutions for HDSS’ customers worldwide.

Other industry experience includes serving as Vice President professional services for Hitachi Data Systems, managing director of services for Sterling Software; president of minority-owned IT consulting firm Robinson-Cole and Associates; and 15 years in various technical and management positions with the New York Telephone Co.

Michael is a graduate of National-Louis University in Chicago, where he received a bachelor’s of science degree in management. He also holds an executive MBA from Pace University in New York.

Michael is active in the community; he serves on the Board of Directors for the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Information Technology Senior Manager Forum (ITSMF), New York Urban League (Board Chair), Pace University School of Business Advisory Board and the Howard University School of Business Information Systems Advisory Board. He has also received multiple awards for his community commitment including; Harlem YMCA Black Achievers in Industry and the prestigious Frederick Douglas Award from the New York Urban League.