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Jean-Yves Art

Microsoft
Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships
Jean-Yves Art is Senior Director in charge of Strategic Partnerships at Microsoft, based in Geneva.  In that role, he manages the relationship between the Company and International Organizations on all policy themes of common interest to Microsoft and those organizations, such as the impact of digital technologies on the protection and promotion of human rights, humanitarian action, trade and others.  He regularly speaks on those topics in the EMEA region.
Before joining Microsoft in 2002, Jean-Yves practiced European law with an international law firm in Paris and in Brussels and worked as a legal secretary at the Court of Justice of the European Communities.
Until his move to Geneva in June 2016, Jean-Yves was a visiting professor at the College of Europe, Bruges; at Sciences Po Paris: and at the University of Liège.  He has written extensively and is a regular speaker at conferences, formerly on EU law, now on international law topics.