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Yash Prakash

Director of IoT Strategy & Planning

Yash Prakash is Director of Strategy & Planning for the IoT business unit in Cisco. He is a key member responsible for driving the company's strategy and GTM planning in IoT. Yash played an instrumental role in the development and launch of Cisco's IoT data management platform, Kinetic. He also serves as an advisor to various startups in the Bay Area. Previously, Yash was an entrepreneur, co-founder & COO of a successful VC funded, technology startup in Retail IoT/SaaS where he built the product and operations from the ground-up and created 10X growth in less than 3 years. Prior to that, Yash managed and drove a broad range of strategic initiatives, successful innovations and investments at Qualcomm's corporate development for over 10 years.

Yash brings deep domain expertise in mobile, wireless, embedded SoC, SaaS and IoT technology, with a keen interest to drive customer value and business outcomes using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning powered applications. He has co-authored multiple IEEE publications and has 7 patents approved/pending to his name.