JG Chirapurath, '01

Senior Director, Data Platform, Microsoft

John “JG” Chirapurath is responsible for product planning, strategy, and roadmap for Microsoft’s data platform. Prior to his current role, he was senior director of the Identity & Security (I&S) business group at Microsoft, where he drove worldwide revenue and market share for the I&S product lines. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was the vice president of marketing, cofounder, and board member for Sarvega Inc, a Web Services infrastructure company, leading it to acquisition by Intel Corporation. Before Sarvega, he was a principal at PriceWaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting.

John holds a master's in computer science from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Chicago.