Emerging Technology Series- 2019

Student Engagements
Academic Areas Information Systems
Prashant Gupta, Director of Cloud Division, Microsoft
Prashant Gupta (PG) currently works as Program Director in Azure Global Engineering as part of Microsoft Cloud + AI Platform Group. He is currently focused on enabling multi-party collaboratives on Azure to drive AI Innovation and recently introduced number of data collaboratives in Healthcare across eyecare, cardiology & pathology, recognized by HIMSS, Frost & Sullivan and Fast Company.
PG has contributed 10+ years in shaping Azure as open, intelligent and collaborative computer for the world incl. work on linux strategy for Windows Azure and acquisition of Revolution R as part of Azure SQL strategy and also co-founded Azure Accelerator for Startups – a predecessor to M12 ventures. On return to India, worked on multiple projects in partnership with Government and most recently, introduced Human-centered AI for school drop outs, health screening and climate-smart farming – the work was cited in Satya Nadella’s Hit Refresh Book, World Economic Forum in Davos, Wall Street Journal & BBC News.
PG started his career with Motorola in Chicago focusing on Mobile Computing and introduced voice-based GPS navigation & RAZR maxx V6 broadband touch phone – which later became part of Google’s Android efforts and then setup a Ingram-backed Silicon Valley startup in mobile publishing before joining Microsoft.
PG graduated with MS degree from Univ. of Florida, MBA in Marketing from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is a recipient of IEEE Larry K. Wilson Award, Lt. Governor Gold Medal at University of Delhi College of Engineering and received Alumni Trailblazer Award in 2018. As visiting faculty to Indian School of Business (ISB), he has done a Digital Transformation course for IAS & Government officers and has advised Government on Kisan Stack in DFI policy, NITI Aayog for National Strategy on AI, AP Govt Amravati Capital City Knowledge Cluster & lectured at Indian Military - DRDO, ICRISAT, ICT4D. PG has completed 108 interfaith pilgrimages - a 18 year pursuit of understanding cultural diversity and shared values.
September 1, 2019 | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Sunday
AC4 MLT at Hyderabad campus and Jagaadala at Mohali campus, Hyderabad, India, 500032
By Invitation