Nagaraja Prakasam - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 2
3:30 pm
The Blue Couch

Back to Bharat: In Search of a Sustainable Future

Nagaraja Prakasam with Sanjay Anandaram


Nagaraja (Naga) Prakasam is a versatile and passionate leader with 3 decades of global experience (decade in the USA, rest in India). Retired at 41, enjoys as a Farmer Growing startups across the country. Being a lead angel investor, invested in 31 start-ups in 65+ rounds, lead 16 deals in which Uniphore has become a Unicorn with 120x return.

Author of “BackToBharat – In search of a sustainable future” book that addresses the present economic dilemma for Indian entrepreneurs and consumers, looking at the past and present situation of both India and the developed world to find a way forward.

Earlier in his career, as President of CDC Software (world’s 12th largest enterprise software company) South & Southeast Asia, managed sales and India Engineering Centre of Excellence. During the 16 years tenure, grew from Systems Engineer to President involved in growing the company from $50M to $400M with ups and downs. At the age of 35, youngest executive to be given country head responsibilities. Intrapreneurial culture that he inculcated made the company to be shortlisted for prestigious NExT Practices Award for “Promoting Innovation & Entrepreneurship” by NASSCOM.

As a globetrotter traveled 26 countries now resides in Bangalore. Naga holds a B.E. degree from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, India. An MBA degree from the San Diego/Kennesaw State University, United States.