Wind River Appoints Former Microsoft Executive as Chief Product Officer

Wind River, a global leader in delivering software for intelligent systems, has appointed seasoned Microsoft executive Avijit Sinha to Chief Product Officer. Sinha will drive the company’s product strategy, product management and commercial partnerships with a focus on further expanding the company’s Wind River Studio offering.

Studio, a cloud-native platform for the development, deployment, operations and servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems, was introduced earlier this year.

“Delivering and innovating the industry’s best intelligent systems software platform requires the industry’s best talent, expertise, and leadership — Avijit is the embodiment of that standard,” said Kevin Dallas, Wind River president and CEO. “His proven experience and track record at Microsoft will be invaluable as we continue to build out our vision for Studio to reflect the evolving needs of our customers, preparing them for the new digital and AI-first world.”

During his 20-plus years at Microsoft, Sinha served in a range of leadership roles responsible for product development in Azure, Office, Windows, and Microsoft Research across personal, mobile, and cloud computing as well as IoT and intelligent edge.

He most recently served as general manager for Azure Mobility, enabling the digital transformation of automotive OEMs toward building connected and autonomous driving vehicles. He holds several patents for productivity and platform software.