Entrepreneurial excellence in the field of Information Technology
Mr. Prem Jain is currently the Senior Vice President of the Server Access Virtualization Business Unit for Cisco Systems, Inc. In 2005, Mr. Jain co-founded Nuova Systems, which was acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc. in 2008. He served as one of the Chief Development Officers for Nuova as well as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to co-founding Nuova Systems, Inc., Mr. Jain was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Router Technology Group at Cisco Systems and Vice President of New Business Ventures responsible for exploring new technologies. Mr. Jain joined Cisco in 1993 as Director of Engineering when Cisco acquired Crescendo Communications.
At Crescendo, Mr. Jain was Vice President of Systems Architecture, and was responsible for the design and development of Crescendo’s FDDI products as well as the first LAN switch, now known at the Cisco Catalyst 1200. Mr. Jain is the recipient of two patents and is a member of the IEEE organization. He holds a B.E. degree with honors from BITS Pilani, India and a Master’s degree in EECS from U.C. Davis.
In his spare time, Mr. Jain enjoys snow skiing, hiking and playing bridge. He is actively involved in volunteer work for non-profit organizations, fundraising for the homeless and helping San Francisco Bay Area schools. He is currently the President of JAINA, one of the largest Jain organizations in North America with thousands of Jains as members and takes special interest in educating the Jain youth in traditional Jain values, beliefs and culture.