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Daniel Contreras


About Daniel Contreras

Daniel Contreras is Director of Technology Strategy at Microsoft, where he works with Financial Services enterprise organizations to help them accelerate their Digital Transformation journey. He has more than 2 decades of technology experience, including 10 years at BP and 6 years at Accenture. At BP, Daniel built and ran global technology teams across Malaysia, India, the U.K. and the U.S. and spent 2 years in Malaysia setting up an IT center in Kuala Lumpur. Daniel has extensive experience partnering with business and technology leaders to define and implement strategic initiatives.

Before joining Microsoft, Daniel took a career break to mobilize technology workforce development efforts for youth in underserved communities in the South side of Chicago, exposing high school students to virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence. Daniel brings his passion for Diversity Equity & Inclusion to Microsoft, where he is currently working with Microsoft’s DEI organizations to continue to advocate for #DiversityInTech.

Daniel is the Chair of the Board of Directors for Ensemble Español and also sits on the Leadership Team for Talento-US, the Hispanic/Latinx employee resource group for the Microsoft US Sales organization.

Daniel grew up in Madrid before moving to the U.S., and he has been a fan of Spanish Dance and of Ensemble Español for many years.

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