Steve is focused on the strategic planning, launch and operation of new businesses, products and services in the telecom, media and renewable energy sectors in the US and emerging markets. He has over 30 years of international business and technology/ strategy consulting experience in Europe, China, Asia and North America including the launch of Accenture’s Greater China business, the launch of the world’s first commercially scaled and profitable IPTV service, the launch of nationwide VoiP services in the US and Asia, and the launch of multiple ground-up operating wireless and wireline carriers and interactive media/ web businesses. He has been responsible for driving growth, profitability and managing the P&L of services businesses greater than $100m annual revenue and has been actively involved in multiple startups and M&A activities in the media/ IoT/ telecom and services space as investor, board member and mentor
Select Career Highlights:
• Wipro Technologies – 2010-2016 – Global Media Business Unit Head/ VP, Business Innovations VP,
Global Media & Telecom Business
• Accenture – 1981-2008 – Managing Partner – Cable/ Satellite North America, Managing Partner,
Comms/ High Tech Greater China, COO ImagineBroadband Asia
• Princeton University – eLab Mentor/ Advisor (2016 – Present)
Prasanna is a Sr. exec and leader with 25+ years in Consulting. He has Sr. leadership experience across Management/Strategy Consulting, global IT, BPO and Infrastructure services. A thought leader in Globally Integrated Enterprises (GIE), IT for Business Agility and FINTECH, he brings an excellent understanding of Outsourcing/Co-innovation with transformational engagement and Delivery models. He has extensive experience in from high-end Consulting in Digital, Analytics, MobileFirst, Social, Interactive, Commerce, Security, Cloud and IOT down to SI, Applications Design/Development, Support, and Transformation.
Prasanna is a consummate global professional with experience across cultures. He has deep industry knowledge in many micro-verticals of Financial Services, Hi-Tech/Product Engineering, Healthcare, and Professional services sectors.
His major strengths include penetrating new markets/logos, rapidly growing and managing large P&L, building leadership teams and M&A/JVs/Partnerships. He brings high degree of conceptual, analytical, creative, foresight, operational, and people skills.
Doreen Lorenzo is a successful leader of global creative firms who has advised Fortune 100 companies on design and innovation issues for decades. The former president of the global design firms, frog and Quirky, she is now the Director for the Center of Integrated Design at the University of Texas, a co-founder of the mobile video insights firm Vidlet, a board member and advisor of several startups, and a columnist for Fast Company Co.Design and Medium. A recognized thought leader on business and design issues, she speaks publicly about her signature leadership style and the power of empathy to drive business results. A Manhattan native, she maintains that everything in life connects back to a Ramones song.
Doreen is an ardent believer in the advantages of “soft skills” like empathy and humor in business. She speaks at industry conferences, at private events, and to the media about her experience using these often overlooked skills to understand and motivate creative people. A driven and successful woman in a male-dominated industry, Doreen also speaks about women in leadership and coaches aspiring women leaders to help them find their own paths to success.
In 2016 Doreen joined forces with other business and design leaders, including former frog co-founders Hartmut Esslinger and Patricia Roller, to launch Vidlet, a mobile video platform that transforms how brands communicate and capture insights from customers, employees, and anyone else important to their business.
Andre Wegner is founder and CEO of Authentise. Andre is a frequent speaker on emerging intellectual property issues in 3D Printing and opportunities of distributed manufacturing at events such as Singularity University, Rapid, Designer of Things, Inside 3D Printing, 3D Print Show, Pacific Crest & WIRED. He has been quoted in publications such as BBC News, MIT Tech Review, Chicago Tribune, and Bloomberg.