Shreekant ‘Ticky’ Thakkar is VP Fellow leading Emerging Computing Lab where he is responsible for driving research on ambient computing and next generation technologies for future clients, mobile, wearables, Internet of Things, Robotics and Printed Electronics that delight our customers and create significant revenue opportunity for HP Inc.
Ticky has crafted Ambient Computing vision, an area of research in HP labs. The era of ambient computing is unfolding all around us. As technology rapidly evolves, ambient computing seamlessly blends the physical and digital, and connects the electronic environments surrounding us, providing a constant experience that preserves continuity across devices, time and space. As the technology landscape grows with smart devices and the data they generate, ambient computing is the fabric that knits them together. It is the next major evolution in computing.
A visionary and leader in the convergence of technologies with over 33 years of industry experience, Thakkar combines a strong technical background with a record of working with customers and in product groups to bring new thinking to bear on the development of innovative products and technology roadmaps. He also serves as a mentor for HP technicians and managers and helps drive HP’s technical leadership development.
Ticky brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position. Before joining HP, Ticky recently was an Intel Fellow and Chief Systems Architect and pioneered and led architecture development of seven generations of Intel Smartphone and Tablets including the company’s work on mobile system scalability, architecting tools to accelerate the development of Intel Architecture-based platforms for Android. Prior to this he was Chief Platform Architect and pioneered the thin and light Centrino Laptop platforms. He joined Intel as the P6 (Pentium Pro) Multiprocessor architect that became Intel Xeon (server) family. He held several architecture and engineering management positions at the company in the areas of multiprocessor, CPU, mobile computing, low power architecture, smartphone and tablet platforms.
Thakkar holds over 80 patents and has published 29 technical papers, edited Special Issues for Journals, Books and Chaired Conferences Topics. He received his B.S. in computer science and statistics from University College London, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Manchester.