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Avijit Sinha

Sinha, Avijit

Job Title: General Manager of Azure Mobility
Company: Microsoft
Industry: Software, Technology
Mentor Since: Fall 2010
Will Mentor: Graduate Students

Job Description

Working towards enabling the future of climate-neutral, connected, autonomous, shared, and electric mobility of people and goods.

Company Description

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, markets, and supports software, services, and devices worldwide. The company's Devices and Consumer (D&C) Licensing segment licenses Windows operating system and related software; Microsoft Office for consumers; and Windows Phone operating system. Its Computing and Gaming Hardware segment provides Xbox gaming and entertainment consoles and accessories, second-party and third-party video games, and Xbox Live subscriptions; surface devices and accessories; and Microsoft PC accessories. The company's Phone Hardware segment offers Lumia Smartphones and other non-Lumia phones. Its D&C Other segment provides Windows Store, Xbox Live transactions, and Windows Phone Store; search advertising; display advertising; Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal; first-party video games; and other consumer products and services, as well as operates retail stores. The company's Commercial Licensing segments licenses server products, including Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Windows Embedded; Windows operating system; Microsoft Office for business, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, and related CALs; Microsoft Dynamics business solutions; and Skype. Its Commercial Other segment offers enterprise services, including premier support services and Microsoft consulting services; commercial cloud comprising Office 365 Commercial, other Microsoft Office online offerings, Dynamics CRM Online, and Microsoft Azure; and other commercial products and online services. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as online. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is based in Redmond, Washington.

Employment History

Over his 20 year Microsoft career, he has led corporate business development, program management, and engineering organizations responsible for Intelligent Edge, IoT, Cortana, Office 365, Windows, and Microsoft Research. He holds several patents for productivity and platform software.


Avijit has a Bachelor's degree from Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, Master's in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and an MBA from Seattle University. 

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Seattle University Library or Starbucks on weekends (preferable). Microsoft campus if weekdays.