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"Data sciences and cloud computing will play a big role in India"

‘Father of the Pentium’, Vinod Dham on entrepreneurship, innovation and the transformational role of artificial intelligence

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Published 5 years ago on Dec 12, 2016 12 minutes Read
photographs by Dawid Bilski

Known as the ‘Father of the Pentium’, Vinod Dham spent 16 years at Intel, managing multi-billion dollar projects including the 386, i486 and Pentium processors. He turned venture-investor when he sold his chip design start-up, Silicon Spice in 2000 for $1.2 billion. As the founding managing director of IndoUS Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital fund, focused on investing in India and advisor to funds and entrepreneurs, Dham talks about his experience of working with Andy Grove at Intel, the entrepreneurial ecosystem in India and the paradigm shift that artificial intelligence will bring about in our lives.