|University of Chicago, MBA|
|University of Maryland, MS|
John â€œJGâ€ Chirapurath is senior director of SQL Server & SQL Azure planning at Microsoft where he is responsible for the product strategy and roadmap. His responsibilities span server, appliances, and private & public cloud across established workloads such as OLTP, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and emerging workloads like Big Data. Prior this role, he was responsible for Microsoft’s enteprise Identity & Security business at Microsoft. Prior to joining Microsoft, Chirapurath was the vice president of marketing, co-founder, and board member for Sarvega Inc, a Web Services infrastructure company, leading it to acquisition by Intel Corporation. Before Sarvega, Chirapurath was a principal at Price Waterhouse Management Consulting. Chirapurath holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Chicago.