Prof. Sathya Prasad


Prof. Sathya Prasad is the Founding Director of Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at PES University and a Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Prior to joining taking on this role, Prof. Sathya Prasad spent 25 years in the tech industry and 20 yrs at Intel (US & India) in roles across Strategic Product Planning, Product Management, New Business Initiatives, Technical Marketing and R&D. A significant achievement was leading the Product Management and being a member of Intel Server R&D leadership team that conceived, designed and developed a brand-new product line (Intel Xeon Processor D) which was widely recognized by the industry as an outstanding new product. As an intrapreneur and Director of New Products/Business, he led incubation efforts at Intel India’s Idea-to-Reality (I2R) and also mentored early stage tech startups under ‘Intel India Maker Lab’ program. Outside Intel, as the founding President of SEMI India, he built the India subsidiary of global firm SEMI and launched the B2B platform SOLARCON India. Sathya has several publications in Technology Management (co-authored with IIM-B) and is regularly invited to teach new product development (NPD) at leading business schools. He has also presented at international symposium on entrepreneurship education such as Global Venture Labs at UC Berkeley. Prof. Sathya Prasad is an alumnus of MIT Sloan School of Management (Executive Program in General Mgmt) & Arizona State University (MS, Electrical Engineering).

Electronics & Communications

+91 80 2672 1983 Extn 761

Qualification Institution Year
Executive Program in General Management MIT Sloan School of Management 2015
MS, Electrical Engineering Arizona State University 1992
BE, Electronics Bangalore University 1989

Institutional Membership
  • IEEE
  • Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Professor, Dept of Electronics & Communication Engineering

Expertise / list of subjects handled
  • Entrepreneurship Courses