Shape the Future Program Builder
Joice Fernandes has more than 25 years of experience in the global technology industry, in strategic roles, working with an impressive portfolio of multinational companies such as Amazon Web Services; Ernst & Young, Microsoft Corp., Hewlett Packard, Olivetti and Dow Chemical.
At Microsoft Corp, in World Wide position, Joice envisioned, drove and executed on a number of high profile and important programs for Worldwide Education, most notably the Shape the Future program, aimed at helping governments invest in information and communication technology to create jobs, drive economic growth and increase competitiveness. Joice built this Shape the Future program from the ground up, developing strategic partnerships, engaging with senior government officials and ministries of education and establishing a strong sales motion in partnership with the Microsoft global sales force and business partners. Since its implementation, Shape the Future program impacted more than 80 countries and reached more than 10 million students by renovating education, training teachers and parents and bringing access to the technology to over 50 million people. Through Public and Private Partnerships, meaningful and effective solutions to people’s educational, economic, and social challenges were created. Microsoft’s Shape the Future program became the most inspiring and wide recognized brand in the social media for Microsoft generating more than 1 million fans in its Facebook page and it became a widely adopted nomenclature around the world by several different businesses.
Joice holds a University degree in Human resources management, Post-graduations addressing business management, entrepreneurship, innovation and a Master program in advance.