Dr. Gupta was corporate vice president (CVP) of Technology Policy and Strategy at Microsoft from 2007 to 2009. During this period, Gupta also served as CVP of the Unlimited Potential Group and Education Products Group. From 2003 to 2007, he was CVP of Microsoft's Unified Communications Group, leading the company's efforts in business communications solutions (email, IM, VoIP, and conferencing). From 2001 to 2003, Gupta was technology assistant to Bill Gates. From 1997 to 2003, he led the Collaboration and Multimedia Group at Microsoft Research.
Before joining Microsoft in 1997, Dr. Gupta was professor of Computer Science at Stanford University for 11 years. In 1995, Gupta co-founded VXtreme Inc., which Microsoft acquired in 1997. Gupta has a B.Tech. from IIT Delhi in 1980 receiving President’s Gold Medal, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.