New Delhi: Microsoft has recently released the appointment of Aparna Gupta as the new leader of its Global Delivery Center (GDC), a strategic move that underscores the company’s commitment to customer innovation and delivery excellence. In an official statement, Microsoft highlighted that the GDC serves as the delivery arm of Industry Solutions Delivery, originating in Hyderabad in 2005 and subsequently expanding its footprint to include two more locations: Bangalore and Noida.
The GDC boasts four Centers of Excellence (CoE) that focus on app innovation, data and Artificial Intelligence, infrastructure and security, and business applications. Additionally, the centre encompasses critical functions such as partner and delivery management, as well as adoption management.
Puneet Chandok, President of Microsoft India and South Asia, expressed enthusiasm about Aparna Gupta’s elevation to the lead role at GDC, emphasizing her extensive experience and profound knowledge of Microsoft technologies. Chandok anticipates that Gupta’s leadership will prove instrumental in enabling customers to plan and deploy cutting-edge solutions, particularly in the era of artificial intelligence, ultimately maximizing the value of their investments in Microsoft.
Maureen Costello, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Industry Solutions Delivery, echoed this sentiment, emphasizing Gupta’s more than 25 years of industry expertise and her ambitious and unwavering leadership. Costello expressed confidence in Gupta’s ability to guide the GDC team to continued success.
Established in Hyderabad in 2005, the GDC has evolved into a pivotal player in Microsoft’s global operations, with additional locations in Bangalore and Noida, as well as a presence worldwide. The centre’s multifaceted approach encompasses a comprehensive range of services, from app innovation to data and AI, infrastructure and security, and business applications.
In describing Microsoft’s broader mission, the announcement highlighted the company’s dedication to enabling digital transformation in the era of an intelligent cloud and edge.
Microsoft, listed on Nasdaq under the symbol “MSFT”, is a key player in facilitating digital transformation in the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge era. The company’s mission is to empower individuals and organizations worldwide to achieve more. Microsoft established its presence in India in 1990, and currently, its entities in the country boast a workforce of over 20,000 professionals. Engaged in various functions such as sales, marketing, research, development, customer support, and industry solutions, Microsoft operates in 10 Indian cities, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, and Pune. In India, Microsoft delivers global cloud services through local data centres, playing a pivotal role in accelerating digital transformation for startups, businesses, and government organizations.