Praveen Mandal is a veteran of 6 successful formative stage start-ups and a seasoned technology executive whose teams have developed industry recognized, market leading technologies and solutions in telecom, clean-tech and high performance compute industries. Companies and organizations founded are Pipal Systems (served as CEO, acquired by Riverstone Networks), ChargePoint (served as President), the Emerging Technologies Group at SGI (served as SVP & GM) and 2Know Services (serving as Chairman). Furthermore, has held senior executive positions at Riverstone Networks (VP of R&D), Lucent Technologies (VP of R&D for Carrier Ethernet Solutions) and aforementioned SGI (SVP of R&D and GM of Emerging Technologies Group).
In addition to his role as a Connection Science Fellow, Mr. Mandal currently serves on the Advisory Board of Illinois Institute of Technology’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and also serves on the Board of Directors at various hard technology startups in Boston and Silicon Valley. He is co-inventor on 10 awarded patents and holds a BSCE from Santa Clara University.