Bruno Capuano

Information & Communications Technology

Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning Mixed Reality Microsoft MVP

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Diversity is more, much more! Living in tech as a Latino who can’t dance

I was born and raised in Argentina, then I lived +11 years in Spain and +3 years ago I moved to Canada. During the past 15 years I was an outsider, and this also impacted my professional life. I was lucky enough to travel for 5 years working in Europe, and I learned a lot on how my latino background impacted my professional career.
This session is mostly sharing what I’ve learned during these past years. How I learned to get the most from sentences like “You have a very strong accent; I don’t think you will fit this meeting. These are Senior Executives” or “Wow, your accent is amazing, our leadership team will love it!”. In both scenarios, I manage to move from frustration or surprise to a let’s focus on our business.
And it’s not only about language and accent; family, culture and even food and drinks are a part of the story. Espero que nos veamos en la sesion!


Bruno Capuano

Sr Cloud Advocate 🥑 @Microsoft

💬 On 2021 I joined Microsoft as Senior Cloud Advocate 🥑. Before this I was a Microsoft MVP for 14 years, since 2008. The past 4 years I was awarded in the Artificial Intelligence category.

🌱 Previous to Microsoft, I was leading the Innovation Team for Avanade Canada, which means I spent much part of my time trying to figure our the best way to connect real Business with cool technologies, and engage my colleagues to perform smart and fun activities like participate in hackathons, coordinate hackathons and Innovation Contests, support tech meetings, and more!

🤖 Bruno also like to hack new technologies, play the guitar and run. Run a lot, which suddenly started after becoming the dad of the 2 best sons ever.
You can contact him via twitter (@elbruno) or on his blog: http://www.elbruno.com

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