Bharat is a member of the New Business Development team for the Office of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer), leading corporate initiatives that enable Applied Materials to evaluate and enter new and adjacent markets. He has experience working for many internal “startups” within corporations in a variety of roles spanning product management, product marketing and engineering. He holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor of technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
As part of its growth focus for Applied Materials, the Office of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) aims to do the following:
Identify, incubate and commercialize growth opportunities in new and adjacent markets
Build a culture of open innovation at Applied Materials
Address market inflections and high value problems through differentiated solutions
Shape the future of our growth markets worldwide
The Internet-of-Things (IoT), the concept of connecting physical objects to each other and to the internet through sensors within or attached to the objects, is a key market inflection that is opening up new opportunities and ways of obtaining information. Cisco Systems estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices by 2020—creating a tidal wave of data! Wearable Computing or “wearables” is a small but rapidly growing segment within the IoT space and is one of the potential killer applications that could fuel IoT.