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Gururaj Deshpande

Why Is He Famous?
Dr. Gururaj Deshpande is the co-founder and chairman of the Sycamore networks Inc. He is a powerful technology entrepreneur and futurist. His innovative ideas and thinking have proved a landmark in reshaping the entire technology industry. Dr. Gururaj Deshpande has done pioneer work in the work and architecture of Optical fiber network. Dr. Deshpande is well known for his work in the field ofeducation and community. It is mainly because of this reason that Dr. Deshpande is a keynote speaker at business, technology, education, and government conferences.

Prior to co-founding Sycamore Networks, Dr. Deshpande was founder and chairman of Cascade Communications Corp. Before Cascade, Dr. Deshpande co-founded Coral Network Corporation in 1988. Earlier, he served in various management capacities for Codex Corporation, a subsidiary of Motorola. Before joining Codex, Dr. Deshpande taught at the Queens University inKingston, Canada. Dr. Deshpande serves as a member of the MIT Corporation. He helped develop the MIT's Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation. The Deshpande Center serves as a vehicle for innovation and entrepreneurship through research and collaboration among entrepreneurs, new companies and MIT students, alumni, and faculty.

Background
Dr. Gururaj Deshpande was born in India. Dr. Deshpande earned his bachelors degree from the Indian Institute of technology in Electrical Engineering. Afterwards, he took an M.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick in Canada and a Ph.D. inData Communications from the Queens University in Canada. Dr. Deshpande's services have been well recognized by the business and industry in both the United States and India.

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