Robert Hayes is Senior Director, Strategy & Partnerships in Microsoft’s Enterprise Cybersecurity Group and leads Microsoft’s global team of Chief Cybersecurity Officers.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Robert spend 30 years working in senior positions in the UK Government including as Head of the UK National Specialist Law Enforcement Centre & Head of the UK National Technical Assistance Centre.
In 2007 Robert joined Microsoft as a Director & Senior Fellow of the Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments: A small group which was established by Bill Gates to bring the fruits of Microsoft's world-leading advanced research and development activities to solve intractable problems for the global public sector.
Robert holds a B.Sc. in Psychology, is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Freeman of The City of London.