Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai


Shaloo Garg

Managing Director, Microsoft for Startups (Silicon Valley, Southwest)

Shaloo Garg is currently Managing Director, Silicon Valley, Southwest region for Microsoft for
Startups. She brings a combination of strong startup, enterprise, strategic partnership and
corporate development experience. Previously, Shaloo was at Oracle at Global Oracle
Innovation where she lead the Global Corporate Innovation practice of commercializing
revenue opportunities for startups into the enterprise client base and partner ecosystem. She
has also lead go-to-market for Oracle’s cloud business and was part of the M&A team that
acquired Peoplesoft, Siebel, Retek etc. Prior to joining Oracle, she was in a couple of early stage
startups. Shaloo is passionate about Tech for Good and is President , BOD at UN Women, Silicon
Valley , a “Champion of Innovation” at UN Women where she is spinning up virtual Innovation
Labs with Universities leveraging emerging technologies to encourage digital literacy in
developing countries for young girls who do not have access to education. Shaloo strongly
believes that technology’s best user case ever is using its power to impact wider social issues
like hunger, poverty, STEM education, clean water, energy, sustainable cities etc in developing
and under-developed countries. Shaloo is a Guest speaker at Penn Law School and is an MBA
from Delhi University and has done specialization in Innovation and Design Thinking from
Stanford d.School. Words to live by: “In life, there are no mistakes... only lessons” - Vic Johnson.

Sessions of the speaker



12:05 - 13:00

- Role of AI & Machine learning and its capability to transform Start-Up productivity.
- 40% of European Start-Ups classify themselves as AI Start-ups, but they don’t exploit AI. How does this affect the Investors in investing in Start-Up?
- However, other AI StartUps are successful and are able to gain momentum and raise money as well. And, easily get acquired by major players in the industry. 

12:05 - 12:10


Shaloo Garg
Managing Director Southwest region

12:10 - 12:55

Panel Discussion

Saman Farid
Partner & Head of US Team
Baidu Ventures
Hans Henrik Christensen
Vice President
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority – Dtec
Jean-Luc Scherer
Founder and CEO
Harvey Bennett
Fadi Hindi
Founder and CEO

12:55 - 13:00