Prashanth (PV) Boccasam
He was founder and CEO of Approva, now an affiliate of Infor; founder and President of Entevo, now part of Symantec; and co-founder of Clear Standards, which was acquired by SAP AG. He began his career at Microsoft, where he managed enterprise server products and directed worldwide consulting services. PV serves on several Boards and as General Partner at Novak Biddle Venture Partners. Dedicated to entrepreneurship, he is President of TIE-DC, and was a judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Mid Atlantic for the last three years. He holds advanced degrees from the University of Pune in India and the University of Cincinnati, and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at MITâs Sloan School.