P.K. Agarwal

Regional Dean & CEO, Northeastern University

P.K. Agarwal serves as the Dean and CEO of Northeastern University—Silicon Valley, which is the west coast expansion of Boston based Northeastern University, renowned for its experiential learning and coops. He is also the Chairman of Future 500, a Bay Area based pioneer in the area of global sustainability. Until recently, he was the CEO of TiE Global, dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship across 61 cities in 18 countries. Prior to TiE, P.K served as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Chief Technology Officer for the State of California. He has also been in executive and management roles with ACS (now Xerox), NIC Inc., and EDS (now HP).

He helped pioneer the use of Internet in government and shaped the national and state policy in this area, dating back to Al Gore’s National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council in 1995. He had the unique distinction of having a U.S. national annual award named as the “P.K. Agarwal Award for Leadership in Electronic Government”. He also served as the president of National Association of State CIO’s and the National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council (ec3). He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and an adjunct faculty at USC and USF. He is an Alum of IIT Delhi and UC Berkeley.