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This IIT Hyderabad Graduate Is All Set To Head Workplace By Facebook

| Published on December 24, 2018

Karandeep Anand, who worked with Microsoft for 15 years before he joined Facebook is a native of India and did his graduation from IIT, Hyderabad.

Job Profile

Karandeep is all set to lead the Facebook Workplace, an enterprise communications tool from the social media giant. He joined Facebook 4 years ago and since then has been working his way up. He will now work closely with the vice president of Workplace, Julien Codorniou. Karandeep will handle a team of developers, engineers, and researchers and data scientists while Julien will look more into the sales and partnerships.

About Karandeep

Karandeep Anand holds a bachelors degree with honors in databases & data mining from the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad. He also studied at the Kellogg School of Management.

Before this role, Anand has been the head of product for many other divisions as well including Audience Network, Ad Solutions, and Marketplace.

“I’m excited to now be part of the journey of bringing Workplace to companies across the globe and help them unlock the potential of their biggest asset — people,” Karandeep Anand wrote on his LinkedIn profile.

The spokeswoman said: “We’re thrilled that Karandeep is joining Workplace as its new head, effectively immediately. Karandeep joins Workplace from Marketplace and brings with him a wealth of experience from both a consumer and enterprise background. We’re excited to have him on board”.

 

The Current Scenario

Though Workplace by Facebook is still struggling behind competitors like Microsoft and Slack in the business communications software market, it has clients like Starbucks, Walmart and Chevron within 2 years of its existence. Overall 30,000 plus organizations use Workplace as per a report by Facebook in October 2017.

Microsoft Teams is used by 329,000 organizations, while Slack by 500,000 organizations, including 70,000 paying organizations, as per a report by CNBC.

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