Mr. Amitabh Srivastava


Mr. Amitabh Srivastava is an expert in the IT field armed with 32 years of rich experience of working with several reputed companies including the Microsoft Corporation. Currently, he is the President of the Advanced Software Division at EMC Corporation and is responsible for handling all aspects of the ASD's business including product development, finance, marketing, sales, and product management. He has been instrumental in defining the company's software-defined storage (SDS) strategy and outlining the vision for ViPR. He has also taken over the role of EVP, Advisor to CEO, to define new business strategies. He holds 14 patents and has published numerous informative papers. In 2004, IIT Kanpur conferred upon him the Distinguished Alumnus Award for his outstanding and phenomenal contributions towards software development recognized by the international community. In 2009, Pennsylvania State University honored him with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.

"In the end, it is all about execution."


Mr. Amitabh Srivastava received his B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1979 following which he went to the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, to pursue masters in Computer Science.

In 1984, he started his career with the Texas Instruments Research Labs in Dallas, Texas. Continuing with his research work, he joined Digital Equipment Corporation's Western Research Labs in Palo Alto, California, in 1991 and worked there till 1997. During this time, he was made the Chief Technology Officer of Tracepoint Technology Inc., a spinoff from Digital Equipment Corporation. From there on started his association with the Microsoft Research Center which lasted for about 14 years.

At Microsoft, he founded the Programmer Productivity Research Center to improve the quality of Microsoft software. In 2001, the Microsoft Corporation honored him as a Technical Fellow in recognition of his stellar work. In December 2003, he joined the Windows Division of the company as the Corporate Vice President where he redefined the engineering process for Windows at a time when the operating system was being widely derided as plagued with security and other problems. His outstanding work was covered by a highly reputed Wall Street Journal in September 2005. In 2006, he took over the Red Dog project where he built the operating system for the cloud from scratch and launched it as Windows Azure. He later became the Senior Vice President, overseeing the Windows Server and the Windows Azure cloud-computing platform. For his outstanding skills and performance, the company later named him as one of the distinguished engineers at Microsoft. In 2011, he took an exit from the company. Since then, he has been working with the EMC Corporation, a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service.

Throughout his career, Mr. Srivastava has focused on creating innovative products and services to help IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset i.e. information, in an agile, reliable, and profitable way. With more than 32 years of experience in the IT field, he aims to create the next generation of products and expand them into new markets in the future.

Achievements and Honors

  • Recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2004 by IIT Kanpur.