IIIT-B At Hubli Dharwad Center

Governing Body

Mr. S Gopalakrishnan (Kris) Executive Co-Chairman, Infosys Ltd, along with N.R. Narayana Murthy and five others, founded Infosys in 1981. Kris served as Director (Technical) and his initial responsibilities included the management of design, development, implementation, and support of information systems for clients in the consumer products industry in the U.S.

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Ms. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, born on August 19, 1950 at Shiggaon in the Haveri District of North Karnataka, Dr. Sudha Murty is a well-known social worker and a prolific writer. After topping her state in the SSLC board examinations from the Girls’ English School, Hubli in 1966, Sudha Murty joined the BVB College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli. Studying engineering at a time when there were hardly any women students in the stream or women engineers in the industry was a challenge in itself.

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Ms. Kumud M Srinivasan is President of Intel India and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group, India. In this capacity, she is responsible for general management of Intel's operations in India, which includes location's overall strategy, business-enabling operations, organizational development, engineering and innovation for market development, as well as managing relationships with government, industry and academia.

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Mr. I.S.N. Prasad, Indian Administrative Service (IAS)-1986 - Karnataka Cadre, BE (Civil), Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi, Master in Development Management, Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines. Postings held: Assistant Commissioner, Kumta (Uttar Kanara District), Deputy Secretary, Finance Department, Govt. of Karnataka,Bangalore, Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Panchayat, Dharwad

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Prof. Pankaj Chandra is the Director of the renowned Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) and a Professor in Production and Operation Management. He holds a Bachelor of Technology (first division with Honors) from Banaras Hindu University and a PhD from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvanis, USA.

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Ms. Neelam Dhawan is the Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard India. She has countrywide responsibility for revenues, profitability and ensuring the greatest leverage from HP’s Services, Personal Systems and Imaging & Printing businesses.

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Mr. Gautam Hegde is the Managing Director of Backend Bangalore Pvt Ltd. With nearly two decades of experience as Senior Executive in some of the top corporates in India, Gautam Hegde, widely travelled in U.S.A, Europe, Southeast Asia and East Africa.

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Mr. Manish Khera is the CEO of FINO (Financial Information Network & Operations Ltd). Mr. Khera is an engineer with a Master's degree in Business Administration (Finance) and M.Phil in Environment and Development from Cambridge University, UK

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Professor Jitendra Malik is a Professor in the Computer Science Division, Department of EECS, University of California at Berkeley and a member of the Cognitive Science and Vision Science groups at UC Berkeley. He was the departmental Chair till June 2006.

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Mr. Som Mittal has over 32 years working experience, of which the last 18 years have been in the IT industry. He has been Managing Director of Digital/Compaq and chief executive with Wipro.

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Mr. B.V. Naidu is the Group CEO of VANPIC and Vice Chairman, Matrix Exports, Hyberbad. Previously, he was the Managing Director of SemIndia Systems Ltd, located in Bangalore India. Prior to joining SemIndia, Mr. Naidu was the Director of Software Technology Parks of India, Bangalore.

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Ms. R Rajalakshmi is the Director, STPI Bangalore & Development Commissioner - for IT/ITES SEZs in Karnataka. During his tenure in STPI - Bangalore, software export from Karnataka State has increased from two billion US dollars to more than Eight billion US dollars.

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Prof Sadagopan is the founder Director of the Institute from September 1999. He has taught at two premier educational Institutes in India, namely, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, (IITK) during 1980 - 1995 and the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, (IIMB) during 1995-1999.

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Mr. K Subrahmaniam is an IT Industry veteran, currently advising many companies for their growth strategy and is also setting up new ventures in IT and non IT sectors.

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Mr. M N Vidyashankar, IAS, Secretary to Government, Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology. Mr. Vidyashankar holds a M.A. Degree in Economics and M.Phil. from the Delhi School of Economics and a MBA from Harvard University, USA.

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Dr. Praveen Vishakantaiah, is a is the President - Intel India, Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd. Before taking over his current position he was the Director of the Digital Enterprise Group in India. He was responsible for functional management of the server microprocessor design, server chipset design and processor system validation groups in India, as well as overall operations and leadership development.

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Mr. J Parthasarathy, Director, STPI-Chennai. Holding a Master’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Joined as “Research Associate” in BPL and he was instrumental for various products of BPL.

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