Session: 9:00am, Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Vikram Jandhyala is Vice President for Innovation Strategy at the University of Washington, Executive Director of CoMotion, UW’s collaborative innovation hub, and co-Executive Director of the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX). He is a Professor and former Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, an Adjunct Professor in the Information School and serves on the boards of The Technology Alliance, Washington State China Relations Council, UW Foster Business School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship and Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster. Vikram received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998. He founded, along with his students, Nimbic (acquired by Mentor Graphics) and was an early employee at Ansoft (acquired by Ansys). His current interests are in innovation, entrepreneurial and design thinking, social and organizational networks, and computational and data science.