Industry Veteran

The
True Technologist
Arun Netravali,
chief scientist, Lucent Technologies
Infrastructure
Expertise
Arun Sobti, CEO,
IP Unity
Multilayer
Master
Ashraf M Dahod,
President and CEO, Starent Networks
Network
Designer
Bharat T Doshi,
Director, advanced communications technologies, Bell Labs
Labors
of Laser
C Kumar N Patel,
Professor of physics, UCLA
Hosting
Hero
BV Jagadeesh,
Co-Founder, Exodus
Wireless
Warrior
Dayakar Puskoor,
Founder, JP Mobile
Applying
Mathematics
Debasis Mitra,
Vice-President, Mathematics Sciences Research Center
Broadband
Expert
Dev Gupta,
Founder, President and CEO Narad Networks
Internet
Insights
Gian Dilawari,
COO and Co-Founder, Gemplex Internet
Optical
Networking Entrepreneur
Gururaj Deshpande,
Co-Founder, Cascade and Sycamore Networks
Fiber-optics
Guru
Govind P Agrawal,
Professor Of Optics University of Rochester
Billing
Specialist
Inderpal Singh
Mumick
, CEO and co-founder, Kirusa
Accomplished
Algorithms
Hemant Kanakia,
CEO and co-founder, Gemplex Inc
Storage
Supremo
HK Desai,
President, CEO and chairman, QLogic
Wireless
Veteran
Jai P Bhagat,
Chairman and CEO of AIR2LAN
Telecom
Thinker
Jagdish N Sheth
Taking
on Intel
Jagdeep Singh,
President and CEO, Infinera
Multiplexing
Researcher
Jagdeep Shah
Rebounding
LAN
Jayshree Ullal,
Group V-P, optical networking group, Cisco
VLSI
Veteran
Kanwar Jit Singh,
co- founder, Xebeo Communications
Internet
Success
KB Chandrasekhar,
founder and CEO, Jamcracker
Fiber
Channel Champion
Kumar Malavalli,
founder, Brocade
Internet
Access Success
Mahesh Veerina,
co-founder, Ramp Networks
Melody
and Ventures
Mano Murthy, CEO
and co-founder, Allegro Systems
IPO
Maker
Mohan Gyani,
CEO, AT&T Wireless
Innovative
Systems Architect
Mukesh Chatter,
president and CEO, Axiowave
Father
of Fiber Optics
Narinder Singh
Kapany
, chairman, K2 Optronics
Quest
for Excellence
Prathima Agrawal,
assistant V-P (Internet architecture research lab) Telcordia
Technologies
More
Information per Strand
Partha Mitra,
scientist, Bell Labs
CDMA
Signaling Standard Developer
Prakash Panjwani,
V-P (worldwide embedded sales), SafeNet
Fastest
Data Switch
Prabhat K Dubey,
chairman, president and CEO Force10 Networks
Cisco
Challenger
Pradeep Sindhu,
founder, Juniper Networks
Semiconductor
Magic
Prakash Agarwal,
president and CEO, NeoMagic
Improving
Networks
Raj Parekh,
chairman, Comstellar Technologies
Bluetooth
Boomer
Rajiv Kumar,
co-founder and CTO Widcomm
This
Man Has no Peer
Raj Singh,
partner, Redwood Venture Partners
Networking
Foresight
Rohit Sharma,
senior V-P and CTO (metro networking group), CIENNA
MAN
Man
Romulus Pereira,
president and CEO, Riverstone Networks
Helped
Make the First Modem
Roshan Lal Sharma,
Adjunct professor, Southern Methodist University
The
Hotmail Legend
Sabeer Bhatia
The
Innovator Who also Built C-DoT
Sam Pitroda,
chairman and CEO, WorldTel
Rolling
out New Software
Sanjiv Ahuja,
founder and CEO, Comstellar Technologies
An
Enterprising Messiah
Santanu Das,
president, CEO and chairman, TranSwitch Corp
The
Erudite Investor
Suhas Patil,
chairman emeritus, Cirrus Logic
Man
with Midas Touch
Vinod Khosla,
partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Master
Tester
Vishwani D Agrawal,
Distinguished member of technical staff, Agere Systems

Krish Prabhu, Venture partner, MorgenthalerLife
has come a full circle for Krish Prabhu who started his career in research,
moved on to managerial roles, and is now nurturing startups as a venture partner
at Morgenthaler where he focuses primarily on telecommunications investment.

Prabhu did his MSc in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai
in 1975. There has been no looking back for him. Prabhu landed in the US in 1975
with $25. He completed his MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the
University of Pittsburgh in 1977 and 1980 respectively. He joined Alcatel in
1984 in the US when Alcatel acquired Rockwell International’s
telecommunications business. He served as V-P, business development and CTO at
Rockwell’s network transmission systems division. Prior to Rockwell, Prabhu
served as a member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories, New Jersey where he
worked on digital encoding technologies.

Prior to becoming COO of Alcatel and CEO of Alcatel USA, he held a number of
executive positions within the US and Europe. As COO of Alcatel, he managed the
launch of its worldwide DSL products and was instrumental in selling them to US
service providers. As CEO of Alcatel US, he drove the launch of its cross
connect products in key accounts such as AT&T and WorldCom. All this lead to
increasing the US sales from $1 billion in 1997 to $7 billion in 2001. He was
responsible for the acquisition and integration of several companies including
DSC and Newbridge and was instrumental in transitioning Alcatel to a leading
global networking company.

A recognized expert and veteran of the telecommunications industry, Prabhu
has a rich experience of more than 20 years. At present, he is on board of a
large number of companies like Alcatel, Symmetricom, Cenix, Catena Networks,
Phoutrix, Yotta Networks, Westwav Communications, Navini Networks, Axes
Technologies, ECI Telecom, and Ittiam Systems. He has also served as an adjunct
professor for telecommunications at the University of Texas at Dallas and taught
at University of Texas at Arlington. Prabhu is also a senior member of
IEEE. n

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