Rene Brandel is a Product Manager at Microsoft leading the development of Skype's web properties. At Microsoft, his goal is to empower B2C businesses with Skype’s video calling capabilities alongside ambient and intelligent services of Microsoft to maximize their business metrics. He brings the "hacker spirit" to Skype to swoop in a new pace of product development.
His entrepreneurial spirit started in university where he founded his first startup “enCourage”. After his graduation from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, he specialized in the rising GraphQL technology.