John “JG” Chirapurath



JG is Vice President of Azure Data, Artificial Intelligence & Edge at Microsoft, where he oversees the Azure’s databases, blockchain, analytics, machine learning/AI, IoT and the mixed reality business. He has more than 20 years of experience in the tech industry: he has held senior roles at both Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard, and co-founded a technology firm, Sarvega, which was acquired by Intel and is now a case study at Harvard Business School. J.G. is passionate about developing talent, and coaching diverse individuals and teams.
“As someone who has profoundly benefited from a career in technology, I am passionate about enabling the very same for others. I am inspired by the mission of Reskill Americans, and I want to play a part in helping aspiring tech professionals, especially historically underrepresented racial minorities, find a fulfilling career in the industry.