Microsoft appointed on 30 October 2013 Gurdeep Singh Pall as the corporate vice president of Skype, a popular and free international voiceover and messaging service and Lync communications product. He will replace the Mark Gillett.
About Gurdeep Singh Pall
• Gurdeep Singh Pall, 46, born in Chandigarh.
• He completed his engineering degree in computer science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani.
• He also holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Oregon.
• He has more than 20 patents (in process or approved) in networking, VoIP and collaboration areas.
• He is on the board of trustees of Ashesi University, Ghana.
• He joined in Microsoft Company in January 1990 as a software design engineer.
• He worked on many breakthrough products in his tenure, starting with LAN Manager Remote Access Service.
• He was part of the Windows NT development team and led design and implementation of core networking technologies.
• He was named one of the "15 Innovators & Influencers Who Will Make A Difference" in 2008 by Information Week.
• He co-authored "Institutional Memory Goes Digital", which was published by Harvard Business Review as part of Breakthrough Ideas for 2009 and subsequently presented at the World Economic Forum 2009 in Davos.