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Anil Bhansali

Managing Director, Microsoft India (R&D) Private Limited and Corporate Vice President, Cloud & Enterprise

Anil Bhansali is the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud + AI Platform & Managing Director of Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt Ltd.

Anil holds a post graduate degree in Computer Science from SUNY, Stony Brook and has been with Microsoft from 1991. In a career spanning more than two decades he has worked in multiple technologies in Office, Search, Windows and Azure.

In the India Development Center Anil was responsible for starting and growing several engineering efforts including Search, MSN, Windows Server and Client and Microsoft Azure.

In his current role Anil is leading efforts in Microsoft’s Cloud + AI Platform division to drive Azure growth with primary focus on AI to drive digital transformation in key verticals like Healthcare, Agriculture and Education.

He is on the Board of Advisors for the Srini Raju Center for IT and Networked Economy, a research centre at Indian School of Business which aims to foster research in (ICT) to create value for business and society. He is also on the Board of Directors of Hyderabad Eye Care Institute.

Anil is committed to the cause of improving the quality of education and health care for the under-served in India.

He is on the board of several non-profits which support initiatives in education and healthcare

When not at work, Anil spends time with his wife Shobha and two teenage boys Aditya and Eshaan. He is also an avid trekker and he has been to the Annapurna and Everest Base camp. He is also a marathon runner and has completed several national and international marathons.

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