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Kalpana Punukollu

Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

Co-Founder, QUBIT.

Co-Founder, QUBIT.

2 vouches

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I am a mentor at CIE, and advised many startups.
CIE mentor


Global Commercial Brand IT Leader AbbVie 2014 - present
Global Commercial IT Leader - Mobile Applications and Emerging Technologies AbbVie 2014 - present
Founder QUBIT 2013 - 2015
Director Alcatel-Lucent 2006 - 2013
Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Lucent Technologies 1996 - 2006
Software Engineer AT&T 1995 - 1996
Software Engineer AT&T and GTE Communication Systems 1994 - 1995
Co-Founder QUBIT 2012 - present


The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Ecole de Management de Lyon (EMLYON) 2009 - 2009
University of Illinois at Chicago Computer Science
Koneru Lakshmaiah College of Engineering Computer Science
PMI PMP 2010 - 2016

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Ip • Program Management • Business Development • Technology Management • network design

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Shiva Rallapalli
They're my friends  •  Director of Information Technology - Enterprise Data and Technology Solutions, Humana and Partner, Brewsky Colosseum.
Kalpana has a never say die attitude. She learns from failures, picks herself up, and moves forward. I think this quality makes her a great ... entrepreneur.
Jeff Nelson
Engineer and MBA Chicago Booth. Interested in building a business around bluetooth mesh.
I went to school with Kalpana and I can vouch that she is someone that will bring a lot of intelligence, some different approaches and deter ... mination as she approaches any endeavor.

Drew Jacobs
Senior Director, Partnerships Digital Product Management, Capital One. Previously Senior Director, Enterprise UX, Capital One. University of Vir

Ravi Malireddy
Product Manager, Cloud Connect, Workday. Previously Architect, Hewlett-Packard, USA (through Mercury Acquisition).

Jeff Nelson
Engineer and MBA Chicago Booth. Interested in building a business around bluetooth mesh.

Joe Zurenko
Senior Manager - Financial Services Advisory, Ernst & Young. Previously Manager - Financial Services Advisory, Ernst & Young.

Ben Swartz
Founding CEO, Marcel Digital. Previously Account Manager, AOL Time Warner.

James Janega
Management Consultant, Slalom Consulting. Previously Specialist Reporter, Blue Sky Innovation | Chicago Tribune.

Nilesh Trivedi
Strategic Advisor, Stealth and Founding Partner, IdeasGarage.

Ram Bala
Global Director, ITW. Previously Director, Operations and Customer Relationship, Nexplanar.

Dan Makoski
Chief Design Officer, Garage Partners. Previously VP of Design, Capital One. Tufts grad.

Sanjay Gosalia
Head of Industry, Financial Services, Google and Founder and Managing Partner, TechCatalyst LLC. Kellogg grad.