GlobalFoundries is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies, generating annual revenue of over $5b and DP Prakash is the Global Head of Innovation tasked with the job of creating the company's future. DP is a dynamic leader and an innovator at his core. In this episode, we discuss the end of Moore's Law, the future of the semiconductor industry, quantum computers, and how DP is using exponential technology like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and virtual/augmented reality to optimize operations and fuel innovation.
DP Prakash is the Global Head of Innovation in the CIO office of Global Foundries with a focus on improving enterprise productivity through AI ML AR VR applications. His work includes industry leading innovations that speed up documentation of standard operating procedures by 10x, cut training time by half, reduce cognitive load in operations, deliver remote expert assistance, and redefine human machine interface for digital twins powered by AI engines.
As Chief of Staff in 2017 to the current CEO of GlobalFoundries, DP Prakash has experiences in all aspects of leading and managing an organization of thousands of technologists. Spanning Research, Development and Manufacturing leadership roles, DP Prakash has numerous product yield ramp experiences gained through 17 years at IBM and 5 years at Global Foundries.
In 2018, DP Prakash and his Team, in collaboration with the University of Southern California, demonstrated for the first time the VR capability to visualize walking inside chips made with nanotechnology.
Along with two Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards at IBM, DP Prakash holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, an MBA with honors from Jack Welch Management Institute, a certificate in Film Producing from UCLA School of Film & Television, a B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. In 2019, DP Prakash also completed a certificate program on leading Innovation from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.