Microsoft R&D Israel



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Microsoft Israel R&D Center is one of Microsoft's three strategic global development centers and home to some of the company's most exciting and innovative technologies.
Led by General Manager Yoram Yaacovi, the center is comprised of core product efforts and incubations in the areas such as big data and business intelligence, cloud, machine learning and personalization. 

Relying on its original R&D operation which was founded in 1991 and tapping into Israel's deep technological talent pool and its thriving high-tech community, Microsoft inaugurated in April 2006 the Israel Research & Development Center as a significant expansion of the scope and nature of its technology activities in Israel. The Israel R&D Center is strategically situated in two main locations - in Herzeliya, heartland of Israel's high tech industry and in Haifa, home to many graduates of the Technion, Israel's leading technology university. Both of these locations are now home to many prominent venture capital firms and multinational companies with their own research centers.
The Israel R&D Center vision is to harness the talent and innovation of the Israeli high-tech industry (the largest startup community outside the U.S.) and to build global products and technologies in key growth areas. The Israel R&D Center also serves as an anchor to the Venture Capital industry and the startup community, facilitating technology and business cooperation between the industry and Microsoft's product groups. 

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