Until 2014, Mr. Sundaresan served as CTO for Microsoft’s China R&D Group where he helped set the technical strategy for Microsoft’s largest R&D base outside the US. He was also instrumental in founding and building up the Microsoft Startup Accelerator in Beijing, now ranked a top accelerator in China. Over his 16-year career at Microsoft, he served in various leadership roles in projects related to Cloud, Big Data, Internet of Things and Smart Cities.
Currently, Mr. Sundaresan is active in the startup ecosystem in the US and Asia as an advisor to and investor in several early-stage startups. Mr. Sundaresan holds an MBA from the University of Washington, Seattle, a Masters’ degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Bachelors’ in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi.