Microsoft has announced a major leadership change with the appointment of Pavan Davuluri as its Corporate Product Chief, replacing Panos Panay. This move places Davuluri in a pivotal position, reporting directly to Microsoft's CEO, Satya Nadella. In a statement, Panay said, Amazon will take over the company's Alexa and Echo division. The chief executive of Panay will replace David Limp, the unit's current chief executive, who has said he plans to retire this year. The move comes just two days before Microsoft's launch event, which could see new launches in the Surface line-up. The event will also feature AI-enabled cars.
Davuluri did his graduation from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. In 1999, he pursued a Master of Science degree at the University of Maryland in the United States.
Davuluri, who is currently a Microsoft employee, has been a part of Microsoft since the very beginning of his career, according to his LinkedIn profile. In the year 2001, he began as Reliability Component Manager.
In his career, Davuluri has held various positions at Microsoft. He served as a corporate vice president prior to his promotion, overseeing Windows Silicon and Systems Integration.
Under the new leadership, Davuluri will lead a team focused on creating systems of silicon, he said.
After nearly two decades of dedication to Microsoft, Panos Panay resigned as President of the company and overseen the development of the Surface line of computers and the launch of the Windows 11 operating system.
Microsoft's innovative move to incorporating generative AI into its diverse offerings, such as cloud services, search, and productivity software, highlights the company's commitment to advancing technology in an increasingly AI-driven world.
In addition, Microsoft is scheduled to unveil updates to its Surface line and other developments at a'special event' scheduled for September 21.
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