Team Member Prem Chand Jain

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Prem Chand Jain
Board Member
Prem Jain, a Board Member at Arihanta Institute, is SVP/GM of Networking Solutions Group at AMD. Prem Jain was CEO and Co-Founder of Pensando Systems, a cloud and enterprise data center startup founded in 2017 by four former executives from Cisco Systems and sold to AMD in May 2022 for $2B dollars. Prior to founding Pensando Systems, Jain spent 23 years as part of a team of engineers who were financed by Cisco Systems to create innovative new start-ups. Known as the heart, soul and brains of Cisco, the team were given wide latitude and formed several successful businesses that the company bankrolled and then bought back for significantly more money when they hit financial mileposts. The team and their startups were responsible for every breakout product that Cisco created in the past two decades.

Until 2016, Jain served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Insieme BU at Cisco (business run rate per year of 2B+). Insieme BU developed Software Defined Networking (SDN/ACI) products as well as next generation data center switches. Insieme Networks was acquired by Cisco in Dec 2013.

Prem holds a B.E. degree with honors from BITS Pilani (1968-1973) India and a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Sciences from U.C. Davis (1975-1977)

Received JAINA Ratna award in 2021

Received UC Davis CAAA Distinguished Achievement Award 2021

Received UC Davis Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal 2021

Established in 2018 the Prem Chand Jain Family Presidential Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering at UCD

Keynote speaker at UCD 2017 Graduate Studies Commencement Ceremony

Board Advisor to University of California Davis (UCD) Chancellor’s office

Received BITS PILANI Distinguished Alumnus Award 2012

President of JAINA 2013-2015

Founding Chairman of JITO USA and chairman of JITO USA San Francisco Chapter (2018-now)