Sumit heads up the engineering for Microsoft's flagship Office products: Word and PowerPoint across all platforms. She is also responsible for new and upcoming investments in the authoring and storytelling space with Sway as well as reimaging the authoring experience in Word and PowerPoint powered by Intelligent services and investments in Inking and 3D. Prior to this, Sumit lead the Office Engineering team. Her multi-disciplinary team was responsible for driving radical improvements in engineering workflow. Under her leadership, significant progress was made revolutionizing the Office team engineering methodology, moving from three year cycles to continuous engineering with monthly "evergreen" releases. Sumit has a strong track record of engineering leadership and execution over many years. Before her current role, she was most known for her technical acumen and leadership in Excel and Access Business Unit and led development of the Access product through several releases.
GALs is a show about the women who work in Tech (at Microsoft or outside) from three ladies that currently work on the Channel 9 team. Golnaz Alibeigi, Soumow Atitallah, and Kaitlin McKinnon have started a new series featuring women in Tech who work in development, management, marketing and research who have interesting stories to share about their success in the industry and ideas on how to grow diversity in IT.