Virginie is Director of Business Development for Microsoft Gaming Cloud group working on the game streaming Project xCloud. She has worked for the past 15 years on new businesses at the forefront of gaming technological evolution and enjoyed working cross-culturally and cross-functionally in these new ventures.She as 25 years of experience in Business Development, M&A, Strategic Planning, Finance, Consumer Research and Operational Implementation. She joined Microsoft 8 years ago leading the business development team supporting Microsoft Studios' Windows Phone and Windows 8 publishing business and leading M&A efforts. 3 years ago she moved to lead the team supporting the Xbox platform, middleware and licensing business, such as Xbox Live, Beam/Mixer and Unity. Prior to Microsoft, she worked at Vivendi Games on turnaround strategy, M&A initiatives and merger integration with Activision. While at Vivendi, she build the mobile games division including distribution with mobile operator globally and later on created a PMO for their console business. She started her professional career at The Walt Disney Company in Finance, Strategy and Consumer Research working both in Europe and the US.