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Microsoft’s New Executives Helping Win At Cloud, AI, Devices

Wade Tyler Millward

Microsoft’s Azure Cognitive Services, Surface products and identity offerings have seen new major hires so far in 2022.

Smita Hashim

Smita Hashim returned to Microsoft in March with the title of vice president of product management, according to her LinkedIn.

She rejoined the tech giant after more than 16 years with Google, according to her LinkedIn. In her most recent role, she was director and head of product management for Google Cloud Maps Platform.

Her product experience includes “online advertising at Google with focus on local, Chrome OS and Google Cloud with focus on UCaaS for G Suite,” according to her LinkedIn.

Hashim previously worked at Microsoft for more than six years, from 1999 to 2005, according to her LinkedIn. She left with the title of group program manager.

She was the first program manager on Microsoft Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) while the product was still in incubation and the team only had six people, according to her LinkedIn.

“During my 2.5 year tenure on the product, we successfully incubated the product, taking it from concept to trials with major Tier 1 telcos around the world including AT&T, DT, Swisscom, Reliance, BellSouth,” according to her LinkedIn. “We also won the IEEE broadband product of the year award. Team grew from 6 to 100+ while my role expanded to Group Program Manager for the team of 14 program managers on the project.”

 
Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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