Change of Directions Podcast with Sanjay Ravi, GM of Automotive, Mobility & Transportation at Microsoft
When it comes to the future of mobility, you might not think of Microsoft in the first place. But the company has long been an instrumental player in the world of mobility.
Welcome to another episode of Changes of Directions podcast. This week, we are speaking with Sanjay Ravi. He is the General Manager for Microsoft Corporation's Automotive Industry, and he is at the forefront of the company's plans to transform the future of the automotive industry. When it comes to Microsoft, you may not think that this company is instrumental for the future of mobility. That may stem from the fact that Microsoft is more B2B focused on this sector. But they are still instrumental and play a considerable role in the automotive world.
(Left to right: Nicole Scott, Don Dahlmann, Sanjay Ravi. Photo: Nicole Scott)
Sanjay Ravi's career in the technology industry spans more than two decades, during which he has held numerous leadership positions in software development, product management, and sales. Before joining Microsoft, he was the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Product Management at Harman International Industries, where he oversaw the development of connected car solutions. He has also worked for companies such as Motorola, Nokia, and Qualcomm.
At Microsoft, Sanjay Ravi is responsible for driving the company's strategy in the automotive industry, including partnerships with automakers, suppliers, and technology companies. The company's plans for the automotive industry are centered around the use of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things (IoT) to create a seamless and connected driving experience.
One of the key initiatives that Sanjay Ravi is spearheading is the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform (MCVP), which is a cloud-based solution that enables automakers to create connected cars with advanced features such as predictive maintenance, remote monitoring, and over-the-air software updates. MCVP provides a secure and scalable platform for automakers to build their own connected car services, and it is already being used by companies such as BMW, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, and Volvo.
In addition to these initiatives, Microsoft is also working on other areas such as improving the in-car entertainment experience, enhancing the safety of vehicles through advanced driver assistance systems, and leveraging data analytics to provide insights into driver behavior and vehicle performance.
Sanjay Ravi and his team at Microsoft are confident that their efforts will play a significant role in shaping the future of the automotive industry. The company's expertise in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and IoT provides a strong foundation for creating innovative solutions that will transform the way we drive and interact with our vehicles. With a focus on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things, Microsoft is well-positioned.
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