Sharad Sharma

Co-Founder, ISPIRT Foundations

Sharad Sharma has over two decades of experience in the Internet, Enterprise Software and Infrastructure markets and is a prominent voice in India's entrepreneurial ecosystem. He has co-founded iSPIRT Foundation, a think tank focused on building the software product ecosystem in India. He is a member of SEBI's Financial and Regulatory Technology Committee, RBI's MSME Lending Committee and a special invitee to the National Digital Payments Committee. He has also chaired the Product Forum at NASSCOM. Prior to this, he headed Yahoo! India R&D where he led product engineering for all emerging markets and some global products. He has also held senior R&D role at VERITAS, Symantec, Lucent Technologies and AT&T. He was given the R&D Visionary Award by Zinnov in 2008.

Sharad co-founded Teltier, a wireless infrastructure startup now part of CISCO and is an active technology angel investor through LetsVenture. Sharad was the Chairperson of the IEEE Student Chapter while at the Delhi College of Engineering, and started its Minicomputer Club in 1984.