Prith Banerjee is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric, reporting to the Chairman and CEO. In this role he is responsible for driving innovation and technology differentiation, and coordinating the R&D activities of the company across its five businesses with 11,000 R&D personnel, and a 1.2 billion Euro
Prith Banerjee is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric, reporting to the Chairman and CEO. In this role he is responsible for driving innovation and technology differentiation, and coordinating the R&D activities of the company across its five businesses with 11,000 R&D personnel, and a 1.2 billion Euro R&D investment.
Previously he was Managing Director of Global Technology R&D at Accenture. Earlier, he was Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of ABB. Earlier, he was senior vice president of research at HP and director of HP Labs. Formerly, he was Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Formerly he was the Walter P. Murphy Professor and Chairman of ECE at Northwestern University. Prior to that, he was professor of ECE at the University of Illinois.
In 2000, he founded AccelChip which was sold to Xilinx Inc. in 2006. During 2005-2011, he was founder, Chairman and Chief Scientist of BINACHIP.
His research interests are in electronic design automation, and parallel computing, and he is the author of about 350 research papers. He has also supervised 37 Ph.D. students.
Banerjee currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cray and the Technical Advisory Board of Cypress. In the past, he has served on board for the Anita Borg Institute, the Computer Science Board of the National Academy of Engineering and the Technical Advisory Boards of Ambit, Atrenta and Calypto.
He was listed in the FastCompany list of 100 top business leaders in 2009.
He is a fellow of the AAAS, ACM and IEEE and a recipient of the 1996 ASEE Terman Award and the 1987 NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award.
He received a B.Tech. (President's Gold Medalist) in electronics engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana.
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer @ I am Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Executive Committee of Schneider Electric, reporting to the Chairman and CEO. In this role I am responsible for driving innovation and technology differentiation, and coordinating the R&D activities of the company across its five businesses with 11,000 R&D personnel, and a 1.2 billion Euro R&D investment. From September 2015 to Present (4 months) Managing Director of Global Technology R&D @ In his role, I oversaw the Accenture Technology Labs, the global technology R&D organization within Accenture which explored new and emerging technologies
In addition, I directed Accenture’s annual Technology Vision research, which looked at the future of enterprise IT and made recommendations for how companies can take advantage of technology to improve their competitiveness, operations and business results.
http://www.accenture.com/Microsites/it-technology-trends-2014/Pages/home.aspx. From June 2013 to August 2015 (2 years 3 months) Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President @ In my role as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of ABB, I head up 8000 scientists and engineers in ABB Research Centers around the world (China, India, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and USA) and two Global Labs, Global Labs Power and Global Labs Automation. From April 2012 to May 2013 (1 year 2 months) Senior Vice President of Research and Director, HP Labs @ In these roles, I helped to chart technical strategies for the company, and I headed HP Labs, which has seven locations worldwide. I was responsible for creating a very comprehensive Strategic Plan for reorganizing and redirecting HP Labs to have the researchers to work on high impact larger collaborative projects, improved project life-cycle management, and more direct accountability, a greater emphasis on longer term research, and a focus on technology transfer. We re-organized HP Labs into 7 Labs each with about 50-80 researchers focused on a particular research theme. We also put in place programs for successful technology transfer, and Open Innovation with university researchers, commercial partners, and external funding agencies. I managed a group of 500 researchers in 7 labs in 7 worldwide locations. From August 2007 to April 2012 (4 years 9 months) Founder and Chief Scientist @ BINACHIP developed system level electronic design automation tools and services. My role was to create the business plan and strategic technical directions for the products and services for the company. From 2006 to 2011 (5 years) Dean of College of Engineering @ In this role, I was responsible for six academic departments and 8 research centers, 115 faculty, 1625 undergraduates, and 850 graduate students, and $21 million in annual research funding. From August 2004 to July 2007 (3 years) Walter Murphy Professor and Chairman, Electrical and Computer Engineering @ Responsible for a department with 31 faculty, 120 graduate students, 250 undergraduate students. During these years, I had led the development of some innovative revisions of the electrical engineering and computer engineering undergraduate curricula at Northwestern. Was responsible for building a Center for Parallel and Distributed Computing with 12 faculty, being a principal investigator of five large research projects with more than $8 million in funding from DARPA, NSF, NASA, DOE, and others. In addition, I completed the supervision of 10 Ph.D. and 15 M.S. theses. From September 1996 to July 2004 (7 years 11 months) Founder, President and CEO @ Responsible for founding the company, raising $2.3 million in Venture Capital funding, hiring a top management team, growing the company to about 25 employees, developing the first product AccelFPGA, and generating more than $800,000 in revenue. AccelChip was purchased by Xilinx in Jan. 2006. From July 2000 to July 2002 (2 years 1 month) Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of Computational Science and Engineering @ Supervised more than 25 Ph.D. and 25 M.S. students, and had ten large research projects from NSF, DARPA, ONR, SRC, and others. I was the founding Director of the CSE program at Illinois during 1994-96. During those two years, I was successful in establishing the CSE academic program in ten departments, creating/identifying more than 40 CSE courses, sponsoring 8 research assistantships for CSE research activities, writing research proposals to obtain advanced computing equipment for a CSE laboratory, starting a CSE seminar, and writing proposals to acquire grants for research in CSE. From January 1985 to August 1996 (11 years 8 months)
Ph.D. and M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering @ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign From 1981 to 1984 B.Tech, Electronics Engineering @ Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur From 1976 to 1981 Indian School Certificate, Science @ Don Bosco High School From 1966 to 1975 Prith Banerjee is skilled in: Research, Strategic Planning, Business Strategy, Distributed Systems, Start-ups, Cloud Computing, Product Development, Program Management, Software Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Software Development, High Performance Computing, Algorithms, R&D, Embedded Systems
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