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Speakers: VINOD DHAM, founder of NEA-IndoUS Ventures and former exec at Intel, where he was "the father of the Pentium processor"; and VIVEK WADHWA, a technology entrepreneur who is presently a fellow at Harvard Law School and executive in residence at Duke University, where he's researching these issues. Moderator: Sree Sreenivasan, Columbia Journalism professor and SAJA co-founder
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
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Bios and more below.
ABOUT VINOD DHAM:
Acclaimed worldwide as the "Father of the Pentium Processor", Vinod K. Dham is
the Founder and Executive Managing Director of NEA-IndoUS Ventures, a
cross-border India-US venture fund that leverages India's cost effective talent
and high growth emerging market. Vinod (Vin) is also Co-Founder and Managing
Director at NewPath Ventures, LLC, the first Indo-US venture capital fund
focused on cross-border investments. Prior to NEA-IndoUS and NewPath, Vin was
the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Spice Inc., a
start-up involved in developing innovative "Voice over Internet" technologies
for the emerging VOIP market. Silicon Spice was acquired by Broadcom
Vin spent the early years of his career at Intel Corporation where he rose to
be the Vice President and General Manager of the Microprocessor Products group,
managing the Pentium, 486 and 386 Microprocessors businesses. After 16 years at
Intel Corporation, Vin joined a Microprocessor start-up, "NexGen", as Chief
Operating Officer. Vin was instrumental in redefining Nexgen's processor
direction and engineering the merger with Advanced Micro Devices. At AMD, Vin
became the Group Vice President responsible for all of the Microprocessor
businesses, laid the foundation for Microprocessor product development, and
oversaw the launch of K6, then the world's fastest windows processor.
In 1993, Vin was named one of the top 25 executives in the US computer
industry. In 1999, he was named one of the top 100 most influential Asian
Americans of the decade. In 2000, Vin was appointed to serve on the US
President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Vin
is a trustee and Board member of the American Indian Foundation, and chairs
AIF's Digital Equalizer program. Vin has served as a Board member for TIE, a
not-for-profit organization for Entrepreneurs. Vin serves on the Boards of
Satyam, Sasken, InSilica, Nevis, Telsima and Montalvo.
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ABOUT VIVEK WADHWA:
Vivek Wadhwa is an Executive in Residence/Adjunct Professor for the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University and a Wertheim Fellow at the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. He is also a technology entrepreneur and a columnist for BusinessWeek.com. Wadhwa was named a "Leader of Tomorrow" by Forbes.com, and his company Relativity Technologies was named as one of the 25 "coolest" companies in the world by Fortune Magazine. Mr. Wadhwa holds a B.A. in Computing Studies from Canberra University in Australia and an MBA from New York University.
He has researched engineering education in India, China and the US, and the new
trends in R&D offshoring. His research revealed that despite the problems with
the education system of India and the massive investments China is making in
education and R&D, India is racing ahead as a global hub for innovation.
His research into immigration revealed that immigrants were increasingly
fueling the US economy and tech entrepreneurship. But because of flawed
immigration policies, the US is setting itself up for a massive reverse brain
drain of highly educated and skilled workers who are presently working for
See Wadhwa's research and articles at http://www.GlobalizationResear
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The Irresistible Shift of Global Power to the East"
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