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Sophia Velastegui

Director

Sophia has served as a member of BlackLine’s Board since March 2020. A widely recognized technology industry leader and artificial intelligence expert, Sophia is currently the Chief Technology Officer for Operation Applications at Microsoft. Since 2018, she has concurrently served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council. Before Microsoft, Sophia served as Doppler Lab’s Chief Product Officer where she defined a new product category and created the world’s first ‘smart’ earbuds, which leveraged machine learning to enhance how people experience sound and ultimately hear better. Prior to Doppler, she headed Google/Nest’s Silicon and Architecture Roadmap team where she scaled the organization from start-up to growth business unit following the Google acquisition. Previously, she was at Apple where she led the Platform Architecture “Think Tank” Program, leveraging AI and machine learning across all of Apple’s advanced technology platforms. Sophia serves on Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering and Create X incubator boards. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.