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Implementing Inclusivity & Accessibility in a Tech-Driven World

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This session is exclusive to The Global Startup Program participants.

The Global Startup Program is an innovation program spearheaded by the Italian Trade Agency and the Italian Government in partnership with Dubai Future Foundation and AREA 2071 to support Italian startups expand their growth in international markets and scaleup.

As part of the program, we will focus on how to drive innovation into governments, introduce UAE’s innovation ecosystem and provide them with access to setting up in the UAE, capacity building workshops, innovation challenges and investor introductions.

This session with Roberto Croci, MD for Microsoft for Startups MEA will explore the important topic of inclusivity and accessibility in the workplace and how organizations can implement a more accessible environment. Roberto will take a deep dive into the following points:

• A look back at recent developments made by organizations worldwide
• The technology helping change
• Why recognizing disability as a talent will help your organization fuel innovation, hire the right individuals for the job and improve overall profitability


Roberto Croci, MD for Microsoft for Startups MEA

With over 20 years’ experience working for the likes of Microsoft and Google, Roberto Croci’s passion lies in innovation, startups and PEOPLE. He has bridged the gap between corporates and startups across more than 20 countries, helping them develop real solutions that solve real world problems. In his current role as the MD of Microsoft for Startups, Roberto is building Microsoft’s new division from scratch, including spearheading its expansion and innovation strategy, with the vision to foster a collaborative startup ecosystem to create a better, brighter future for people around the world.

Connecting the dots between startups, government agencies and private sector organizations, Roberto helps organizations adopt the innovation mindset and leverage the technology and nimbleness that startups provide.

An in-demand international speaker, Roberto speaks about creative leadership, employee engagement, mental health, innovation, entrepreneurship, funding and startups, youth and social impact.


This session is hosted in partnership with

Microsoft for Startups is a free, global program dedicated to helping B2B startups successfully scale their companies. We do by this by providing startups with access to powerful technology including Azure and GitHub Enterprise coupled with a streamlined path to selling alongside Microsoft and our global partner ecosystem. In fact, startups in our program secured over a $1BN in sales opportunities with the average deal size over six figures last year alone. To learn more visit our benefits page. Benefits


12:00pm to 12:05pm - Opening
12:05pm to 12:25pm - Introduction to Microsoft for Startups
12:25pm to 12:50pm - Topic: Implementing Inclusivity & Accessibility in a Tech-Driven World
12:50pm to 1:00pm - Q&A


Registration is closed.