PK Agarwal | Technology Lead, Board Chairman
P.K. Agarwal serves as the CEO of TiE Global, a Silicon Valley based non-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, spanning 61 cities in 17 countries. Prior to this, P.K was appointed in 2005 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Chief Technology Officer for the State of California. During his tenure, he successfully streamlined IT thus saving taxpayers over $60 million dollars and helped create an enterprise with a budget of over $200 million. He has over 25 years of experience in government technology, spanning both public and private sector. Previously, he held positions of VP at ACS Inc, CIO and EVP for NIC Inc., and the CIO for the California Franchise Tax Board.
He helped pioneer the use of Internet in government and shaped the national and state policy in this area, dating back to Al Gore’s National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council in 1995. He had the unique distinction of having a U.S. national annual award named as the “P.K. Agarwal Award for Leadership in Electronic Government” (2000-2008). He also served as the president of National Association of State CIO’s and the National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council (ec3). He writes and keynotes on the topics of eGovernment, Web 2.0, and IT driven transformation. He also serves as a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a member of the Harvard Policy Group, and an adjunct faculty at USC.
P.K. has a Bachelor’s in Engineering from IIT, New Delhi, and Masters Degrees from California State University, Sacramento and UC, Berkeley.