Vidyo Lures New SVP From Microsoft

Videoconferencing firm Vidyo Inc. has named a new executive, recruited from Microsoft Corp.

Ashish Gupta has stepped into the role of chief marketing officer and senior vice president of corporate development. Gupta started working at Vidyo this week. He came from Microsoft, where he was a key member of the team that recently launched the Microsoft Lync platform. Gupta also led Microsofts channel sales and marketing team for the Real Time Communications group.

Gupta has successfully led product marketing, product management, channels and business development teams in unified communication, collaboration, mobile and telecom companies with a focus on growing and scaling the business,” said Ofer Shapiro, co-founder and CEO of Vidyo, which runs an extensive partner program. He is a proven and seasoned leader who brings to Vidyo a demonstrated track-record and a passion for our business.”

To that point, Gupta has served in top-level roles at Alcatel/Genesys Telecommunications, Telera Inc., HP, Covad and OnFiber.

Gupta said he signed on with Vidyo because the company has developed a game-changing solution to the age-old problem of proprietary and expensive legacy video conferencing systems that has resulted in islands of collaboration within enterprises.”

Gupta said he was drawn to Vidyo in part because customers can use the companys technology with any laptop, desktop and mobile device.

In a relatively short time, Vidyo has made a significant impact on the video conferencing and communications industries, and I welcome the opportunity to contribute to its continued success,” Gupta said.

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