Press Release: 21. July 2009

HP Names Sudhir Dixit as Director of HP Labs India

HP Sudhir Dixit as Director of HP Labs

HP Sudhir Dixit, director of HP Labs India, effective June 15.

Dixit will be based in

Bangalore, , and report to

Prith Banerjee, senior vice president of Research and director of HP Labs, the company’s central research arm.

Dixit will be responsible for leading the research activities for HP Labs India, which is focused on addressing the technology needs of customers in ’s rapidly growing markets and creating technologies to make IT relevant, affordable and simple to consumers. HP Labs India’s current charter includes a strategic high-impact research initiative around human interaction with computing devices using touch and gesture.

“As we strive to make new technologies relevant to rapidly emerging markets, Sudhir is an exceptional choice to lead HP Labs India,” said Banerjee. “His deep experience, significant technological achievements and keen vision for future opportunities will ensure that HP Labs’ research makes a profound and wide-spread impact.”

Dixit brings to HP Labs a record of innovative world-class research and leadership experience in academic and high-tech commercial environments worldwide. A former Nokia Siemens Network head of Network Technology (USA) and a Nokia research fellow, Dixit was most recently a chief technology officer at the Center for Internet Excellence at the University of Oulu, Finland. He also has held various management and engineering positions at companies including Research in Motion (RIM), NYNEX Science & Technology and GTE (both now Verizon), Codex Motorola, Wang Labs, Harris, and STL (now Nortel Ltd., U.K).

Dixit is a Fellow of IEEE (USA), IET (UK) and IETE (India). He received his Ph.D. in electronic science and telecommunications from the

University of

Strathclydein Glasgow, , and has a master’s degree in business administration from the Florida Institute of Technology in

Melbourne, Fla. He has been issued four awards, published or presented more than 200 papers, edited four books, and holds 18 patents.

In addition to its locations in Palo Alto, Calif., and Bangalore, , HP Labs has facilities in , , Bristol, the , and . Under the direction of Banerjee, HP Labs has sharpened the focus of its advanced research to address the most complex challenges facing technology customers over the next decade in eight high-impact areas: analytics, cloud, content transformation, digital commercial print, immersive interaction, information management, intelligent infrastructure and sustainability.

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HP Sudhir Dixit as Director of HP Labs India

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