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Vikram Dendi


Chief Product Officer Microsoft Research New Experiences and Technologies/Technical Advisor, NExT
Vikram is responsible for increasing the impact of Microsoft’s research investments and oversees several teams and initiatives towards transforming Microsoft’s research efforts into big bets for the company.

Vikram’s recent startup work at Microsoft involved transforming research technologies like machine translation into high value developer and user experiences. He was responsible for shaping the product direction and business strategy for Microsoft’s translation platform, which is used by most major Microsoft products, including Bing, Office and Windows, as well as many partner products (Facebook, eBay, Twitter, etc.). Over the course of his tenure at Microsoft, he contributed to a number of other “new product” efforts in a variety of areas including Maps, Location Based Services, Phone and Emerging Markets.