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Michael Makhlevich

Senior Product Manager, Microsoft

Michael is a self-claimed Product Nerd with years of experience working in the wonderful world of Product.

He is currently a Senior Product Manager at Microsoft working on Azure Defender for Data. He started at the company as a Product Manager while he was still earning his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.


Before Microsoft, he spent some time at Birthright Israel Excel as an Excel Ventures Fellow. He also spent just over four years in the Israeli Intelligence Corps. He began as an Analyst where he analyzed and processed large quantities of intelligence and synchronizing them with quantitative data. About a year later he became the Head of the Intelligence Analyzing team. This position was uniquely difficult as he had to work under high pressure and manage responses to ongoing events in real time while dealing with very technologically complex problems. His last role here was as a Product Manager. During this time he led a team of Product Managers through the entire product lifecycle while simultaneously being a Product Owner.


Michael brings design knowledge to his products having studied UX and Graphic Design at the Open University of Israel. He learned a great deal there about design in the digital world, specifically Spec, Wireframing, Mockups, and Design.

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