Portrait of Deepthi Uppala

Deepthi Uppala

Senior Research Program Manager

About

I've been the Program Manager for Knowledge Technologies Group, working on infusing Artificial Intelligence into Microsoft products, since July 2016.

After graduating with Bachelors in Computer Science from Osmania University, India, I started my career as an intern with Microsoft in 2006. I built tools for managing marketing funnel at Microsoft, before I left to study further. At Carnegie Melon University, I pursued an interdisciplinary graduate program focused on leadership in innovation, value creation and strategic management of technology. Along with the focus on theory and practice of Innovation Management, my coursework spanned multiple facets of product innovation, at the intersection of engineering, design, strategy, management and user experience. At CMU, I was a recipient of the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.

I worked at Intel Corporation between 2010 and 2015 in PC Computing Group, working on identifying compelling user scenarios and developing innovative solutions to bring PCs to new market segments and to reinforce the role of personal computers in consumer's life. I delivered products designed to leverage PC capabilities like compute and storage in smart homes, conversational speech interfaces, seamless multi-device interactions, facial recognition, digital personal assistants, and wireless display.

I joined Microsoft back in 2015 and worked on speech technologies in Windows IoT platform, before joining KTG. I am currently an Executive MBA candidate at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania and expecting to graduate in 2018. My interests are innovation management, product strategy and market strategy.