Michael Affronti

Michael Affronti is a seasoned executive in product strategy, design, & development with over 15 years of experience building and leading high-performing organizations across the entire product life cycle from incubation to more than $1 billion in revenue. He specializes in the critical interlock between sales, marketing and product management to generate aligned and effective go-to-market strategies.

He is currently the SVP of Product at Dataminr, recognized as one of the world’s leading businesses in AI and machine learning innovation. Dataminr is pioneering groundbreaking technology for detecting, classifying and determining the significance of public information in real time.

Previously he was the SVP of Product at Fuze, the world’s leading enterprise cloud collaboration platform, where he ran the product management and design organization while driving Fuze’s strategy. He joined Fuze (formerly ThinkingPhones) via the acquisition of his startup, Contactive, where he was employee #7 and the VP of Product for two years. Contactive was a mobile sales productivity platform that used machine learning and publicly available information to show a detailed dossier of any customer or individual calling your phone in under two seconds.

Prior to Contactive and Fuze, Michael spent 10 years at Microsoft in Seattle, working in Product & Design building social collaboration experiences in Lync, Office365, Outlook, Exchange and Yammer that were used by over 500 million customers.

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On average, large companies experience a crisis every year, and, as COVID-19 has revealed, few organizations are sufficiently prepared when a crisis arises. Dataminr’s Michael Affronti discusses the importance of running crisis simulations. You open the binder in front of you. There’s been an accident at one of your factories. Details are scarce — all you know is that production lines have...

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