Pamela Kumar

Founder Chair & Vice President

Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India

Since October 2012 Pamela has been working as the Founding Chair and then the Vice President the CLOUD COMPUTING INNOVATION COUNCIL of India, a not for profit society. CCICI is an open forum bringing together technology experts across industry, academia and government to collaborate and innovate around Cloud Computing Technologies, with the twin objectives of:
   • enabling rapid deployment of cloud computing in India
   • as well as accelerating the emergence of the Indian ecosystem as a global leader
We are currently involved in consultations on Digital Locker, Cloud Strategy and IoT for SMART CITIES with DeitY.
Pamela is also an active Governing Board member for IFTAS (Indian Financial Technologies and Allied Services) and PEC University of Technology.

Pamela did a short stint at HP Enterprise Group R&D Lab in 2014/15. as Senior Director of the Advanced Systems Engineering Lab involved in development of next generation data center infrastructure.

From 2007 to 2013, Pamela held various executive positions in the IBM India Systems and Technology (STG) Lab. As Director of the Technology & Semiconductor Lab and later the Storage and Networking lab she helped establish globally integrated labs working on cutting edge technology and product development in the areas of nanotechnology, processor & ASIC technologies as well as mid-range & high-end scale-out NAS storage and FCoE networking solutions.

From 1999 – 2007 she held various positions at Texas Instruments (TI) India. As Director of Cellular Systems SW she was a key leader in creation of a $2.5 B business around single chip cell phone solution for emerging markets. As General Manager Broadband she led the PacketCable (voice over cable) solution development to create a $100 Million business. She holds 4 patents and 3 publications at USPTO associated with Networking Accelerators.

Pamela was the first ever appointee from India in the IEEE Standards Association – Board of Governors, as the Member at large for 2011/12. She also held the position of Chair for IEEE Computer Society and in the executive committee of IEEE Bangalore Section. She is currently driving Industry Relations for IEEE Region10, co-chair for IEEE ANTS Conference and is a member of the IEEE Charles Steinmetz Award Review Board.

Pamela brings with her an experience of 30+ years in the communications, computers and semiconductor industry. She spent the first 10 years of her career at AT&T, Bell Labs in USA and at C-DOT in Bangalore. Pamela completed her Bachelor of Engineering from Punjab Engineering College in Electronics & Electrical Communication & her Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, USA. She has also completed her Executive Management Program at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.