General Manager - Azure Cloud Hardware Engineering
Kushagra Vaid is the General Manager for Server Engineering in Microsoft’s Cloud & Enterprise division, and is responsible for driving R&D, engineering and operations for server infrastructure deployed across all of Microsoft’s global cloud scale services. The engineering effort includes the Open Cloud Server (OCS) specification that was contributed by Microsoft to the Open Compute Project (OCP) in January 2014. Prior to Microsoft, Kushagra was a Principal Engineer at Intel where his responsibilities included driving the technology direction for Intel’s Xeon microprocessors and platforms. Kushagra has published several papers in international research conferences, holds over 30 patents in the field of computer architecture and datacenter design, and is a featured speaker in industry conferences on server engineering and datacenter architecture.