Director Open Platform
Patrick Svenburg works as Director, Government Platform Strategy at Microsoft Corporation. His team is responsible for driving early adoption and awareness of next-generation technologies among customers and partners. He is particularly passionate about community and technologies related to open government, web and mobility. Patrick is the co-founder of “Random Hacks of Kindness,” a collaborative effort between industry leaders Microsoft, Yahoo!, and Google, NASA and the World Bank seeking to harness the power global volunteer technical communities (VTC) to create interoperable solutions and approaches to mitigate the impact of humanitarian crisis.
He has over 15 years’ experience within the international software industry and have previously held executive positions at Precise Biometrics, Oracle Corporation and the Swedish Trade Council. Mr. Svenburg holds a Master’s degree from Lund University School of Economics & Management and a Bachelor’s degree from the Stockholm University School of Business. He resides in Washington, DC area with wife and 4 children.