In a strategic move to strengthen its leadership team, Microsoft has recently announced the appointment of Aparna Gupta as the new Global Delivery Center (GDC) leader. In this role, Ms. Gupta is set to spearhead customer innovation and delivery excellence, playing a pivotal role in advancing Microsoft’s commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions to its global clientele.
GDC: Microsoft’s Delivery Arm
- Microsoft’s Global Delivery Center (GDC) serves as the delivery arm of Industry Solutions Delivery, with its roots dating back to its establishment in Hyderabad in 2005.
- Over the years, it has expanded its footprint to include two more locations: Bangalore and Noida.
- The GDC is a multifaceted entity encompassing four Centers of Excellence (CoE) specializing in app innovation, data and Artificial Intelligence, infrastructure and security, and business applications.
- Additionally, it oversees crucial functions such as partner and delivery management, along with adoption management.
Aparna Gupta: A Leader with a Vision
- Aparna Gupta brings over 25 years of industry expertise and extensive Microsoft experience to her new role.
- Having joined Microsoft six years ago as the India lead for Commercial Software Engineering (now ISE), she has consistently made a positive impact on the business.
- Her deep understanding of Microsoft technologies positions her as a key player in helping customers plan and deploy future-ready solutions, especially in the dynamic landscape of artificial intelligence.
Aparna’s Key Roles at Microsoft
- Before leading GDC, Aparna served as the Executive Director for Customer Success at Microsoft India & South Asia, guiding customers in realizing business value from their investments in the Microsoft cloud platform.
- Prior roles include her position as General Manager, India for Commercial Software Engineering (CSE), where she facilitated high-impact organizations and developer communities in leveraging Microsoft’s intelligent cloud and edge.
Paving the Way for Microsoft’s Innovation and Global Impact
- As the newly appointed leader of GDC, Aparna Gupta is poised to lead Microsoft into a new era of innovation and delivery excellence, solidifying the company’s position as a global technology leader.
- Her strategic vision and commitment to customer success are expected to play a crucial role in Microsoft’s continued growth and impact on the industry.
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- President of Microsoft India and South Asia: Puneet Chandok