Barbara Olagaray Gatto was born in Palma Mallorca (Balearic Islands), Spain. Barbara joined Microsoft in January 2002 as General Counsel for the Microsoft Spanish subsidiary covering both Portuguese and Spanish markets working on a wide range of issues involving the intersection between law and technology including privacy, security, IP, Cloud, and providing front line support to the Licensing & Services sales force. She moved to the Microsoft Redmond Campus in 2013 as Senior Director in the Global Government Affairs division where she provides strategic support and advice to Microsoft’s government affairs professionals across the world on key company policies and strategies around Cloud and Artificial Intelligence. Prior to joining Microsoft, Barbara worked as in-house counsel for Viajo.com, an online travel agency based in Miami, Florida. Barbara grew up in Mexico City where she spent 20 years and where she considers to be home. She got her law degree from the Iberoamerican University in Mexico City and also a diploma in Criminology and Execution of Sanctions. Barbara also works on a series of pro bono cases from KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) organization.