IIT alumnus Pawan Davuluri appointed to head Microsoft's Windows and Surface team

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Pavan Davuluri, a 23-year veteran at Microsoft, has been appointed as the new head of the combined Windows and Surface teams following the departure of Panos Panay.

An Overview of the News

  • Davuluri, a graduate of IIT Madras and the University of Maryland, has extensive experience across PC, Xbox, Surface and Windows leadership roles.

  • In his former role, as corporate vice president of Windows and Silicon and System Integration, he oversaw initiatives focused on optimizing Windows for Arm-based processors.

  • It aims to consolidate operating system and device efforts under one leader, emphasizing a holistic approach for the AI age.

  • The move enables closer collaboration between the Windows group and Microsoft's AI team, which is now led by Mustafa Suleiman.

  • Microsoft's intense focus on AI is evident in its recent acquisitions and key talent hires, which is in line with CEO Satya Nadella's strategic vision.

About Microsoft

  • Microsoft Corporation, based in Redmond, Washington, is a leading American multinational technology company.

  • Its major software products include the Windows operating system, Microsoft 365 suite, and Edge web browser.

  • Globally renowned, Microsoft is recognized for its innovation and diverse software offerings.

Founders - Bill Gates, Paul Allen

CEO - Satya Nadella 

Headquarters - Redmond, Washington, United States

CFO - Amy Hood

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