Krishna Ganugapati is Vice President of Engineering at Likewise Software Corporation where he is responsible for the design, architecture and engineering efforts of all products at Likewise.
Krishna has over 15 years of experience in the software industry most of which was at Microsoft Corporation where he served in several product and technology leadership positions. He left Microsoft in 2003 at which time he was architect in the Windows Real-time Communications Group.
As architect in the Office (erstwhile Windows Real-time Communications Group) Real-time Communications Group, Krishna was responsible for technology evaluation and review for real-time communications technologies including and not limited to SIP as a control channel, instant messaging, presence, voice and video over IP for real-time delivery, application sharing and white-boarding. He evangelized a unified SIP endpoint model for all media and application layer data protocols within Microsoft which is the basis for the real-time communications and collaboration platform in Windows Vista.
Prior to that, he was development manager of the wireless product unit in Windows Networking and Communications Group where he conceived and led the development of several wireless technologies in Windows including the wireless 802.1x authentication system, the wireless zero configuration architecture and the native WiFi architecture for software access points. As development manager in the Windows wireless product unit he was responsible for all technology vision, strategy and execution of products. The wireless zero configuration feature was touted as one of the most compelling in Windows XP and spearheaded unprecedented growth for wireless broadband communications.
Prior to that, Krishna led the development effort for a slew of network security technologies including IPSec. He led the joint Microsoft-Cisco development in 1998-2000 to produce the first widespread implementation of the IPSec standard in Windows.
From 1993-1997, Krishna was member of the Windows Distributed Systems Group through the inception and delivery of Active Directory in Windows 2000. Krishna was the principal engineer and inventor of the Active Directory Services Interfaces which continues to be the principal means of accessing the Active Directory.
He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Mysore, India and an MS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.