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Serena Sacks-Mandel

Global CTO for Education at Microsoft

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Serena Sacks-Mandel has over 30 years of experience in technology and business leadership, and is passionate about enabling every student and educator to achieve more through innovative and effective educational technology solutions. She has a master's degree in public policy analysis, and holds PMP and CGEIT certifications.

As the Global CTO and Transformation Officer for Education at Microsoft, Sacks-Mandel leads the vision, strategy, and execution of technology initiatives that empower organisations, students, and teachers to use Microsoft platforms and tools, such as Azure, M365, Teams, PowerPlatform, and more. She also supports the development and adoption of AI and data-driven solutions that enhance personalised learning and student success. 

Sacks-Mandel has received multiple awards and recognition for her contributions to the education sector, including the 2023 HEaL Global Education Champion, the 2021 GFEL Global 100 Visionaries in Education Award, and the 2019 International Women in Technology "Woman of the Year" award.