A. V. Sridhar
Co-Founder, President & CEO
AV Sridhar (AVS) is the Co-Founder, President & CEO of Digite Inc based out of Cupertino, California. Digite Inc focuses on Lean Software Application Life Cycle Management. It has development centers in Mumbai and Bangalore. Earlier to Digite Inc he co-founded Neta Inc in 1998 which targeted the Web Data Mining and Personalization space. He successfully sold Neta Inc to Disney Corporation in the Year 2000.
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur he was part of the early founding team at Wipro where he worked for 17 years between 1981 and 1997 in various capacities. Signiﬁcant among them being the CAD/ CAM Division partnering SunMicrosytem. As a President he handled different portfolios during his long innings. AVS started various new divisions within Wipro like the eCommerce, Communications Division, Software Products Division, System Integration Division, the Technical System Division. AVS is currently Chairman of Advance Health Care, a network of diagnostics centers for Oncology, Neurology and Cardiology based in 6 different cities in India. He is on the Board of WeP India. He graduated his Bachelors in Engineering from Jabalpur Engineering College. He did various senior management courses at IIM Ahmedabad and GE Institute at Crotonville, New York. AVS has been involved with organizations like the Computer Society of India, MAIT while in India and a TiE Silicon Valley Charter member.
Dr. Suhas Patil
Chairman Of The Board
Suhas Patil is founder and Chairman Emeritus of Cirrus Logic Inc., a leading semiconductor company. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Suhas spent ten years in the academic ﬁeld. Suhas was appointed Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT, he worked in the area of Computer Architecture and related topics.
In 1992, Suhas together with other successful entrepreneurs and businessmen of Indian origin in the Silicon Valley formed a non-proﬁt organization called TiE, Suhas was elected its ﬁrst president and under his leadership TiE became an effective and respected organization nurturing and mentoring entrepreneurs and young companies. Suhas is on the board of Digité, Cradle Technologies and several other startups.
Suhas received his Doctor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1970. In 1995, his alma mater, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, conferred an Honorary Doctor of Science degree on him for his work in science and industry.
He is currently the Chairman of the TiE Global Board of Trustees.