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Prith Banerjee

Prith Banerjee

Senior Client Partner, Global Industrial Practice

San Francisco

Prith Banerjee is a Senior Client Partner, IOT and Innovation Transformation for the Global Industrial Practice located in the firms San Francisco office.

Mr. Banerjee joins us from Schneider Electric where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and a member of the Executive Committee, reporting to the Chairman and CEO. At Schneider, Mr. Banerjee was responsible for driving innovation and technology differentiation, and coordinating the R&D activities of the company across it's five businesses, with 8,000 R&D personnel, and a 1.3 billion Euro R&D investment.

Previously, Mr. Banerjee worked at Accenture as Managing Director of Global Technology R&D. In this role he oversaw the Accenture Technology Labs, which explored new and emerging technologies. He also directed the company's annual Technology Vision research, which looked at the future of enterprise IT.

Prior to Accenture, Mr. Banerjee was Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President at ABB, and before that he was Senior Vice President of Research and Director of HP Labs at Hewlett-Packard.

Mr. Banerjee began his career in academia, in which he served 22 years as a Professor, Chairman and Dean at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. During this time, he founded two software startups - Accelchip and Binachip. 

Mr. Banerjee received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his B.Tech degree in Electronics and Electrical Communication and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Mr. Banerjee has published over 300 papers, authored a book called "Parallel Algorithms," and spoken at more than 50 conferences, including Davos where he led a digital workshop.

 

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