Seasoned program & product manager who can formulate product strategy, drive strategy to build next generation products, foster
talent and build excellent teams.
Build effective teams
Excellent problem-solving abilities
Excellent communication skills
Cross team collaboration
Principal Program Manager, 06/2015 to Current Microsoft
Envisioned and delivered key improvements in the Azure Information Protection (AIP) service. AIP enables customers to seamlessly classify & protect their corporate data
Drove the deployment of AIP in Microsoft - this involved collaborating across various team such as IT, Legal, Risk Management and Office 365. I was front and center of this deployment which tied into One-MSFT-Security strategy.
Defined and single handedly built business insights (Cosmos+PowerBI) for the team. Provided a single location to capture product usage, trend, tenant statistics, wins and losses.
Drove & delivered the integration of Exchange Online with AIP - this integration enabled customers securely send & receive mails to any mail address on any device. It also enabled advanced scenarios such as protecting mails using BYOK (Bring your own key).
Senior PM Manager, 09/2012 to 06/2015 Microsoft
Lead the hybrid backup scenarios in Azure
Backup which enabled customers to backup their on-premises data to Azure
Successfully tracked & increased revenue, servers and subscriptions
count for the Azure Backup service through FY 2015. Drove down the COGS of the service by analyzing live data and architected feature improvements.
Laid out product roadmap, drove scenario clarity to deliver the
foundational pieces of Azure
Site Recovery (ASR). Developed deep expertise in building scalable, fault tolerant, efficient,
reliable cloud services
Used customer segmentation, market research, and firsthand customer
knowledge to build business case, define features over multiple milestones and
drive pricing discussions for the product
Built consensus between developers, test engineers to deliver a
strong features and customer value in a tight milestones.
Drove partner relationship with Riverbed (leading WAN optimizer) to
deliver a strong end to end solution to optimize network traffic. Published three whitepapers (optimizing
traffic between datacenters, optimizing
encrypted traffic between datacenters, optimizing
Azure bound encrypted traffic) which drove sales of both
products through our channel partners.
Program Manager 2, 09/2007 to 08/2012 Microsoft
Formulated and envisioned an asynchronous replication stack in Windows Server. This feature - Hyper-V
Replica (HVR) – was rated as one of he top ten features in Windows Server 2012 and delivered incredible value to end customers seeking an affordable inbox business continuity solution.
Drove key features in the replication engine, networking stack. Owned and defined the reliability, performance and scale goals of the product.
Delivered significant improvements such as virtualized USB support, new virtualized networking stack, Windows XP Mode in Microsoft's client & server virtualization stacks. These features laid the foundation pieces for technology which was later built in Azure.
Drove and defined processes to manage the sustenance engineering of
Virtual PC and Virtual Server. Mitigated customer concerns quickly which resulted in significant
customer satisfaction. Awarded the Microsoft Gold Star Award (2008) in
recognition persistent efforts which contributed to Microsoft's business
Software Engineer, 09/2004 to 09/2007 Hewlett Packard
Built key components in a Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM) based diagnostic provider in HP's System Fault Management suite (SFM)
The solution enabled customers to "monitor the health of HP servers and retrieve information about hardware such as memory, CPU, power supplies, and cooling devices.
Master of Science: Computer Science, 2004 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Minneapolis
Science, Minor Mathematics, GPA 3.7/4.0
Research Assistant with Dr. Gary Balas in the DARPA funded Software
Developed and executed control engineering algorithms in C/C++,
Matlab and Simulink on QNX and Windows platforms for aerospace applications
B.Tech: Computer Science, 2001 University of Madras - Chennai, India
Technology, University Rank 8
US Patent 20130007506 for addressing seamless replication of virtual machines in clustered environment
Microsoft Innovation Award (2014) for
developing a low TCO business continuity and disaster recovery solution
Microsoft Gold Star Award (2011) for driving the performance & scale strategy of Windows Server Hyper-V Replica
Microsoft Gold Star Award (2012) for leadership and
extraordinary contributions toward the success of Windows Server 2012
Windows 8 Recognition Award (2012) by Steven Sinofsky for contributions
towards the success of Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Gold Star Award (2008) for persistent efforts which contributed to Microsoft's business
success in it's core virtualization stack