At Microsoft Research, Vikram Dendi shepherds interesting breakthroughs towards a more impactful future. He has been instrumental in the success of Microsoft's translation technology, which now powers billions of translations every day across Microsoft and partner products (Bing Translator, Office, Yammer, Internet Explorer and more). Vikram is an inveterate startup leader, helping incubate and launch a variety of new products and services in his Microsoft tenure, along with leading the marketing efforts for the company's mapping and location-based services, product planning for Microsoft's mobile platform and, more recently, helping create an incubation group focused on emerging markets. Prior to Microsoft he led several incubations and product teams in the consumer products group at Real Networks. He is an honors graduate of the California Institute of Technology.