Director and Country Head Public Policy and Government Affairs Microsoft Ashutosh is currently responsible for Public Policy and Government Affairs at Microsoft India. In his role, he works closely with key audiences in the Government, Academia, Industry as well as Multilaterals to help frame policies which enable deepening of usage of technology, driving digital inclusion and growth as well as ensure innovation and safety of the digital ecosystem. . In a career spanning over 35 years, Ashutosh has worked at Mastercard, Wipro Ltd, Intel India, Shell India Pvt Ltd, NIIT and the National Dairy Development Board. A Management graduate from the institute of Rural management of Anand Gujarat, Ashutosh has had extensive experience in Business Development, Channel Management, Strategic Planning and Corporate Affairs, Government Relations and Policy Advocacy.Ashutosh is a regular speaker at National and International fora on topics ranging from Corporate Affairs, Public Policy, Education, CSR, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has spoken at events hosted by WB, WTO, UNICEF, UNESCO as well as National and International Academic Institutions. Ashutosh is passionate about advocating the use of technology for socio economic development and improving lives through education, innovation and entrepreneurship. Involved in mentoring start ups, coaching students and executives – Ashutosh is also a certified Level 2 NS-NLP Executive and Corporate Coach.