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Whiting-Turner Business & Entrepreneurial Lecture: PV Boccasam
Thursday, November 7, 2013
4:30 p.m.
Stanley R. Zupnik Lecture Hall Kim Building #1110
For More Information:
Ted Knight
301 405 3596
teknight@umd.edu
http://www.eng.umd.edu/events/wt-archives/2013-Boccasam#

Speaker: Prashanth "PV" Boccasam, General Partner at Novak Biddle Venture Partners

Talk Title: "The 7 P's: Entrepreneur's Guide to Sustainably Scaling Your Business"

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Biography

Prashanth, or "PV", is a General Partner at Novak Biddle Venture Partners and has over 20 years of operational and executive management experience. PV is currently on the Boards of Appfluent Technologies, Appian Corporation, Centrifuge Systems and Copiun (acquired by Good Technology). He was also an investor and co-founder of ClearStandards (acquired by SAP AG in May 2009).

Presently, PV has stepped in to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Orchestro(formerly Vision Chain) for which he sets the vision, strategy and governance for the evolving company. He is also on the Board of Directors, working with the management team to refocus and restructure the Company and position it for high-growth.

PV was the founder and CEO (2001-2008) of Approva Corporation (acquired by Infor) and founder and president (1996-2000) of Entevo Corporation (acquired by Bindview Corporation). Both of these enterprise software companies were invested in by top-tier venture capitalists and successfully acquired. He was also an investor and co-founder of ClearStandards (acquired by SAP AG in May 2009).

PV's career was launched at Microsoft where he managed enterprise-class products and directed consulting services.

PV is President and a Board member of TiE-DC. Additionally, heís the Chairperson of Pratham-DC, India's largest non-governmental educational non-profit group. He is an investor and advisor in Communikids, the Washington DC Metro area's only premier bilingual pre-school for children.

PV holds advanced degrees in Computer Science from the University of Pune (India) and the University of Cincinnati, and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at MIT's Sloan School. PV is also a Fellow at the University of Marylandís Smith Business School.

This Event is For: Public • Campus • Clark School • All Students • Graduate • Undergraduate • Prospective Students • Faculty • Staff • Post-Docs • Alumni • Corporate • Donors • Press


   

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