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KUMUD SRINIVASAN

That she was the first woman President of Intel in India itself speaks volume for her achievements. Kumud Srinivasan has created a niche for Women in Technology. Let’s know her up, close and personal!\n\n# Originally from Kolkata, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1981 followed a Master’s Degree in Information and Library Science from Syracuse University in 1984. Later, she also completed her doctoral coursework in Information Science at the University of California, Berkeley.\n\n# She started with the company’s Manufacturing IT Department where she spent over 20 years. Post this, the factory was completely automated and she moved to Corporate IT. The soft spoken and petite lady’s next shift was in the Design Engineering Department.\n\n# At Intel, she has been at various levels for different departments. She was the Vice President and General Manager for IT Engineering enterprise and soon became company’s Director of Automation and was responsible for developing automation capabilities across its global factory network. Her belief of chasing goals rather than defining them clearly comes across with this.\n\n# Keen on growing the digital literacy and consumer market for electronics, she has spent more than 25 years in the IT world along with been Intel’s Vice President for its Information Technology Department and General Manager of IT for Silicon, Software and Services at Intel.\n\n# Having done so much, being the Intel Head in India was a natural progression and it happened just at the right time when her younger son had left home for college to study elsewhere. As President of Intel India, she oversees engineering and innovation for market development and manages relationships with government, industry and academia.Thrilled about her new role, which has taken her back to her cultural roots.\n\n# Keen on community services, a cause closest to her heart is empowering women to be successful since she wishes to assist women from lower income groups to become entrepreneurs\n\nby means of innovative technology.\n\n# She has been a board member of Moka Five, an emerging leader in the growing desktop virtualization industry, since 2010.\n\n# She is bent over to support digital literacy, too, and would love to work towards realising the Government’s goal of having one e-literate person per family in India. What excites her about technology is its ability to empower people.\n\n# Her lighter side loves travelling to her favourite holiday destination, The US of A and its national parks and loves spending good time with her family in Europe.

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