Prith Banerjee is Chief Technology Officer at Ansys, and is responsible for developing the long term technology strategy for the company Prior to that, he was EVP and CTO of ABB and Schneider Electric, and also Managing Director of Global R&D at Accenture, and Director of HP Labs. He spent his early years in academia as a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Dean of Engineering at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. Banerjee currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cubic Corporation and Software Motor Company. In the past, he has served on Boards for Cray, Inc., the Anita Borg Institute, and the Technical Advisory Boards of Ambit, Atrenta , Calypto, and Cypress. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM and IEEE and a recipient of the ASEE Terman Award and the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award. He received a B.Tech. in electronics engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana.