Çiğdem Kayalı

Çiğdem Kayalı

Marketing Group Director, Microsoft

Çiğdem Kayalı stands at the forefront of the fastest moving technology industry trend: cloud services. She’s spent the past three years evangelizing an industry-wide shift to the cloud and has helped position Microsoft as a leader in the public cloud space in Turkey.
A calculated risk-taker with deep industry knowledge, Kayalı has championed cloud services to enterprise and consumer customers. Kayali is recognized for designing, landing, and leading the strategic market strategies for Microsoft’s commercial Cloud Services, mainly Office 365. Throughout her 17-year tenure with Microsoft, Kayalı has built a reputation for developing business strategies, and incubating new business models. She had different managerial positions at Microsoft MEA, CEE and EMEA headquarters. She is now Marketing Manager at Microsoft Turkey.
Kayali holds a MBA and bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. She has 20+ years of experience of sales, marketing and management experience in IT industry.