As corporate vice president, Anoop
Gupta's responsibilities span three related areas: Technology
Policy and Strategy; Unlimited Potential Group; and Education
Products & Solutions. Gupta works with Chief Research and
Strategy Officer Craig Mundie on a broad range of policy and
strategy issues, including identifying gaps in Microsoft's
strategic portfolio and developing incubations to address these
as appropriate, and proactively anticipating areas where
regulation or policy may impact Microsoft's ability to bring
innovations to market.
As head of the Unlimited Potential Group, Gupta leads the
company's efforts to create new business models and technologies
to help close the digital divide and help bring social and
economic opportunity to the estimated five billion people not
yet realizing the benefits of technology. In Education Products
& Solutions, he is responsible for leading Microsoft's education
efforts across the company and bringing to market education
solutions in both developed and emerging markets.
Before assuming his current post in February 2007, Gupta
served for four years as corporate vice president of Microsoft's
Unified Communications Group. Before leading the Unified
Communications Group, Gupta was technology assistant to Bill
Gates, Microsoft's chairman. Before joining Microsoft in 1997,
Gupta was a professor of Computer Science and Electrical
Engineering at Stanford University for 11 years.
Gupta has published more than 100 papers in major conferences
and journals, including several that have won awards. He has
contributed to more than 50 patents. Before joining Stanford in
1987, Gupta was on the research faculty at Carnegie Mellon
University, where he received his Ph.D. in computer science in
1986. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering
from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, where he
graduated receiving the President's Gold Medal in 1980.