Satya Sharma
Base: USA


Satya is the Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Wireless and Information Technology at the University of New York, Stony Brook. Before that he was Senior Vice President at Symbol Technologies (acquired by Motorola in 2007 for US$ 3.9 billion), overseeing their world-wide Operations, Mobile Computing & Wireless Engineering, and Quality & Process Improvements. In 2006 he was the company's Chief Operating Officer for RF (Radio Frequency) Technologies. Prior to Symbol, he was a Director of AT&T Power Systems.

He has authored more than 70 technical publications and is an internationally recognized expert in wireless and mobile computing and quality management. In addition he has significant hands-on experience in both the buy and sell side of technology acquisitions having led Symbol’s acquisitions of leading technology companies as well as being a key executive during Motorola’s acquisition of Symbol.

Among his many other achievements:

He led Lucent Technologies (which was spun off from AT&T) to win Deming Prize in 1994, the first and only manufacturing company in the US to achieve this coveted honor.

He was also key to Lucent winning the US Senate Productivity Award in 1990 and the Environmental Award from President George H Bush in 1991.

He was instrumental in Symbol being awarded the National Medal of Technology from President Bill Clinton in year 2000, one of only five electronics companies in the US to achieve this honour.

He led both Symbol and Lucent to win the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing in 2003 and 1994 respectively.

In addition, he remains passionate about helping companies and is a consultant and board member to half a dozen start up and medium size companies.

He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Ohio State University.

Satya Sharma