Xerox announced the appointment of Manish Gupta as vice president, director of the Xerox Research Centre in India. As XRCI director, Gupta will lead the center’s mission to capture innovation opportunities for Xerox in emerging markets and advance Xerox’s position as the leading global provider of document and business process services. He also will oversee efforts to nurture “Open Innovation” partnerships in India and across the globe.
Mr. Gupta will report to Sophie Vandebroek, Xerox chief technology officer and president, Xerox Innovation Group. He joins Xerox after serving as managing director of Goldman Sachs Technology Division in India. He also has held various leadership positions with IBM, both in India and at the company’s T.J. Watson Research Center in New York.
At IBM, Gupta served as director of IBM Research in India and was IBM’s chief technologist for India and South Asia. From 2001 to 2006, he served as a senior manager at the T.J. Watson Research Center, where he led a team developing system software for the Blue Gene/L supercomputer, which won a National Medal of Technology and Innovation from the U.S. president in 2009.
"With Manish’s outstanding depth of knowledge and experience in business process services across a wide variety of industries as well as his track record of innovation for the emerging markets, he is ideally suited to lead our research center in India,” said Ms. Vandebroek. “We are confident Manish and his team will help capture innovation opportunities in our both emerging markets and global business initiatives.”
Mr. Gupta will work with researchers to create high-impact technologies and focus on tapping into opportunities to create high performing and agile services for enterprises across industries such as banking, transportation, health care, customer care and education. In this role, he will work very closely with the Xerox India leadership team.
“With Manish’s intimate knowledge of the Indian market, I look forward to a very high level of partnership between research and business teams to deliver game-changing innovations for emerging markets and the world,” said Rajat Jain, managing director of Xerox India. “Working together will enable rapid commercialization of important innovations that help the clients simplify the way works get done while improving productivity and reducing costs.”
Mr. Gupta earned a bachelor of technology in computer science from IIT Delhi in 1987, a master of science degree from the Ohio State University in 1988 and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1992. He has co-authored more than 75 papers, with more than 5,000 citations in Google Scholar in the areas of high-performance computing, compilers and Java Virtual Machine optimizations, and has been granted more than 15 U.S. patents. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).