Dr. Dhara brings a unique and powerful blend of technology vision, strategy, and a proven record of applying deep technological insights to deliver strategic business solutions. He played a lead and hands-on role both at a large enterprise in influencing their strategy and in incubating products that generated hundreds of millions of dollars, and at startups in innovation, development, and in acquiring customers with key technology differentiation.
Dr. Dhara is the recipient of the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award in Information Technology for 2015, an award presented by New Jersey R&D Council for the novelty and for the proven utility of a patent in products. He has over 40+ issued and pending patents. He has several refereed journal and conference publications, and book chapters.
Before joining TechSophy, Dr. Dhara was CTO at Zippr (India) and WittyParrot (USA). Prior to that he was with Bell Labs, Bell Labs Innovations, and Avaya Labs. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Iowa State University.