22nd May 2024


India’s First Do Tank linking Tech and Geopolitical Power

Sharad Sharma

Head and founder of iSPIRT, Shri Sharma has made an enormous contribution to revolutionising the Indian tech ecosystem.  He is a passionate evangelist of the software product ecosystem in India. He is the co-founder and Governing Council member of iSPIRT. He is one of the movers and shakers behind India Stack. He was the Chair of NASSCOM Product Forum and a member of the Executive Council from 2009-13. He has held a number of senior executive positions with leading technology companies. Most recently he was a SVP at Yahoo! and CEO of India R&D. Previously he turned around VERITAS operations in India. He also brought AT&T/Lucent R&D to India as an intrapreneur.

Sharad is also an entrepreneur. He co-founded Teltier, now part of Cisco, and is currently the CEO of BrandSigma Inc. he held several senior management positions in the world’s best Technology companies like Lucent, Ivy Systems, DCM Data Products etc. He was awarded the R&D Visionary Award Zinnov 2008

Sharad’s personal mantra is to lead big and small companies through orbit change. Sharad is one of the active technology angel investors in India with about two dozen investments.

Details at https://angel.co/sharad-sharma and http://www.letsventure.in/person/SharadSharma


Co-Founder, iSPIRT Foundation.

Member, Indian Angel Network.

Chair Product Forum and Executive Council Member, NASSCOM

CEO India R&D; SVP, Yahoo!

Board Director, Yahoo!7

Board Director, Consim/Bharat Matrimony.


Lucent Technologies

Various management positions

June 1993 – February 2001 (7 years 9 months)


Product Development Director

July 1989 – June 1993 (4 years)


Software Engineer – Software R&D

July 1986 – June 1989 (3 years)