Sathya Prasad

Director, CIE

After leaving Intel in 2017 to follow his passion, Sathya joined PES University as the Founding Director for Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE).

Prior to joining PES University, Sathya Prasad spent 25 years in the tech industry and 20 yrs at Intel, spread across US & India in a wide range of roles across Corporate Innovation, Strategic Planning, Product Management, Marketing and R&D.

A significant achievement was leading the Product Management for Intel Xeon servers including a brand-new product line (Intel Xeon-D) which was widely recognized by the industry as an outstanding new product.

As an intrapreneur and Director of New Products/Business, Sathya led incubation efforts at Intel India’s Idea-to-Reality (I2R) and mentored early-stage tech startups under ‘Intel India Maker Lab’ program.

Outside Intel, as the founding President of SEMI India, he built the India subsidiary of global firm SEMI and launched the B2B platform SOLARCON India. Sathya has several publications in Technology Management (co-authored with IIM-Bangalore) and is regularly invited for Exec Education & Guest Lectures at leading business schools.

Sathya is an alumnus of MIT Sloan School of Management (Executive Program in General Mgmt) and holds Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University and Bachelor of Engineering from Bangalore University.

Madhukar Narasimha

Program Manager, CIE

An Industry veteran with around 25 years of overall work experience, the most recent being a long stint of over a dozen years with Accenture.

Work areas included an initial tech stint and then moved into the Project Management arena. Totally shifted into the Resource Management space which included Resource Planning and Forecasting. Madhukar’s stint with Accenture Consulting involved a global audience spread over 26 countries in 4 continents. He was part of the Campus Recruitment team in Accenture, which also visited PES University, among others, for Campus placements

Madhukar has also dabbled in Recruitment during a short stint with Genisys Software in the beginning of the last decade, when the company went through its ramp-up phase. He was part of a core team in Genisys, during which a separate division was set up to handle new accounts

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