Dr. Alessandro Riccombeni is National Genomics Officer for Microsoft UK. He has more than 14 years of international experience in genomics research, product development, and business strategy across the US and EMEA. Prior to joining Microsoft, Alessandro was Head of Precision Medicine, EMEA for AWS and previously Director of Business Development at DNAnexus, supporting collaborations between public and private sectors to enable population scale genomic initiatives. In industry, he led the development of cloud platforms for bioinformatics and commercial services for gene editing. Alessandro started his career in research, leading projects in Oncology and Infection Biology for 6 years before moving into industry. Alessandro holds a PhD from the University College Dublin and an MBA from the London Business School.