Dr. Sridhar Mitta is a renowned expert in the management of Research & Development in Information Technology. He was part of Wipro's IT business since its inception in 1980 and was responsible for design of computers suitable for Indian market. In-house R&D was shaped into Global R&D and pioneered global delivery of outsourced product development services to major technology companies. NextWealth is a socially responsible IT company providing employment to graduates in small towns. Dr. Sridhar Mitta was President of TiE Bangalore chapter and later has been elected to the Board of Trustees of TiE Global. He served on the Boards of several technology firms and as advisor to venture capitalists in the US and India.Dr. Sridhar Mitta's hobby work on building microprocessor based systems in ECIL led to Micro 78, ECIL's first microprocessor based computer. Professional Career: Managing Director & Founder of NextWealth Entrepreneurs, Managing Director of e4e India, Chief Technology Officer & President of Wipro Global R&DEducation: PhD & MS from Oklahoma State University, MTech from IIT Kharagpur, BE from Andhra UniversityAwards/Recognition: Inducted into CEAT Hall of Fame of Oklahoma State University. Global R&D received 'Award of Excellence in Electronics' from the Government of India five years consequently.