Speakers 2018

Dr. "Desh" Deshpande

Philanthropist Founder, Deshpande Foundation


Kakatiya Sandbox 2018 Speaker Dr. Desh Deshpande  Philanthropist Founder, Deshpande Foundation

Dr. Deshpande has pursued an entrepreneurial career for the last three decades, involved either as the Founder, a Founding investor or Chairman of several companies including Sycamore Networks, Tejas Networks, Sandstone Capital, and A 123 Systems.

They have founded four social entrepreneurship Sandboxes in India, and four centers in North America including the MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. Desh is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, such as the 2013 IEEE Ernst Weber Managerial Leadership Award and Forbes India's Distinguished Non-Resident Philanthropist (2014) and has also co-chaired President Obama's National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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