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Alok Aggarwal


Saratoga, CA, USA

Dr. Alok Aggarwal is the Co-founder and Chairman of Evalueserve. He started the company in December 2000, which has now grown to 2,300 people located in global delivery centres in India, China, Chile and Romania.

In July 1997, Dr. Aggarwal founded the IBM India Research Laboratory at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. He started from 'ground zero' and built it into a 60-member team by July 2000, by which time he was the Director of Emerging Business Opportunities for IBM Research Division worldwide. In this capacity, his responsibilities included converting business innovations into business models and introducing them to the market to create profitable organizations.

Dr. Aggarwal has established himself as the first-generation entrepreneur in a new industry segment within the Research and Analytics domain, which has emerged as a USD 12 billion industry with the potential to create 255,000 jobs by 2010 for professionals worldwide.

He is a role model for emerging leaders in the field of R&D and innovation. His achievements and work inspire young professionals to contribute to society and the economy while also nurturing and developing a career path for them.

At Evalueserve, a knowledge-driven organization, Dr. Aggarwal has truly embedded a culture of innovation and 'out-of-the-box' thinking.

Since 1984, Dr. Aggarwal has had over 150 speaking engagements in various technical conferences (e.g., in Computer Science), Business conferences (e.g., those related to hedge funds, intellectual property, outsourcing, and offshoring) and has been quoted substantially in well known news papers and magazines such as the Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Aggarwal received his BTech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi in 1980 and his PHD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University in 1984.

Dr. Aggarwal won two outstanding innovation awards in 1987 while working for IBM Research Division

Till date, Dr. Aggarwal has published over 85 research articles and has 8 patents (granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office). He was Chairperson of the IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing, and on the editorial boards of SIAM Journal of Computing, Algorithmica and the Journal of Symbolic Computation.

The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE), Chartered Member
Association of Computing Machinery


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