Amitabh Srivastava

Amitabh Srivastava

Executive Vice President, Advisor to CEO at EMC

Location
Seattle, Washington (Greater Seattle Area)
Industry
Computer Software

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Amitabh Srivastava's Overview

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  • Executive Vice President, Advisor to CEO at EMC
  • President, Advanced Software Division at EMC
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Amitabh Srivastava's Summary

Amitabh Srivastava started at EMC as President of Advanced Software Division to define EMC's software defined storage (SDS) strategy. He outlined the vision for ViPR and led its development. After making the vision of SDS a reality with products like ViPR and ECS and making ASD a growth business, Srivastava has taken the role as EVP, Advisor to CEO to help EMC create the next generation of products and define new business strategies.

Before joining EMC in April 2011, Srivastava was the SVP of Server and Cloud Division at Microsoft, where he was responsible for Windows Azure and Windows Server.

Srivastava's 14 year tenure at Microsoft started in Microsoft Research where he founded the Programmer Productivity Research Center to develop new techniques to improve quality of Microsoft software. Their work was highlighted in the Forbes magazine in May 2003.

In January 2001, Srivastava was named a Distinguished Engineer, now known as Technical Fellow.

Srivastava joined Windows Division in December 2003 as Corporate Vice President to redefine the engineering process for Windows. Srivastava's work was discussed in the Wall Street Journal in September 2005.

In late 2006, he started Project Red Dog with Dave Cutler to build the operating system for the cloud and took it from a concept to a successful business. Project Red Dog was announced as Windows Azure at PDC 2008. Windows Azure became a billion dollar business for Microsoft.

Srivastava holds 14 patents and has published a variety of papers. His paper on ATOM with Alan Eustace in PLDI 1994 received the Most Influential PLDI Paper Award in June 2005.

Srivastava delivered the commencement address titled 'Fourth and Goal' in the College of Engineering graduation ceremonies at Pennsylvania State University on May 16 2008.

IIT Kanpur awarded him a Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2004. The Pennsylvania State University named him an Outstanding Engineering Alumnus in 2004 and inducted him as an Alumni Fellow in 2009.

Amitabh Srivastava's Experience

Executive Vice President, Advisor to CEO

EMC

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; EMC; Information Technology and Services industry

August 2014Present (2 months) Greater Seattle Area

Next generation products and business startegies

President, Advanced Software Division

EMC

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; EMC; Information Technology and Services industry

2011Present (3 years) Seattle

Define and Implement the Software-defined Storage Startegy

Senior Vice President

Microsoft Corporation

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry

August 1997April 2011 (13 years 9 months)

Server and Cloud Division

Member of Research Staff, Western Research Labs

Digital Equipment Corporation

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; HPQ; Information Technology and Services industry

May 1991July 1997 (6 years 3 months)

Member of Research Staff, AI Labs

Texas Instruments

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; TXN; Semiconductors industry

May 1984August 1991 (7 years 4 months)

Amitabh Srivastava's Education

Penn State University

MS, Computer Science

19821984

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

B.Tech, Electrical Engineering

19741979

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Honors and Awards:

Distinguished Alumnus Award, IIT Kanpur, 2004
Outstanding Engineering Alumnus, Penn State University, 2004
Most Influential PLDI Paper Award, 2005
Alumni Fellow Award, Penn State University, 2009

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