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Akash Deshpande

Founder of Teja
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Akash Deshpande is the CTO for Polycom. Prior to that he was with Cisco serving as a distinguished engineer.
In 1998 Deshpande founded Teja and was its CEO and CTO. Teja worked on parallel processing technology applied to network data plane programming and synthesis based on breakthrough research at UC-Berkeley. Teja was acquired by ARC in 2007 where he held the CTO title.

In 1994 Deshpande was an Adjunct Professor, Research Engineer at UC Berkeley
Before that he held various technical positions at Teknekron Communication Systems, AT&T Bell Labs/Paradyne, TCS.

Deshpande holds a B. Tech., Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, an MS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from University of Florida and a Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from University of California, Berkeley.


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