Wednesday, October 11, 2017

2:30 - 4:00 PM

The program will be held at the 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies,
Howard Isermann ’42 Auditorium
110 8th St.
Troy, NY 12180


Kelly Reardon-Sleicher 
Paul J. '69 & Kathleen M. Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship 
William F. Glaser '53
Entrepreneur of the Year
Jayant Kadambi '85, '86

Jayant Kadambi is a serial entrepreneur, technologist, and business leader. Most recently, Jayant co-founded and was the CEO of YuMe (NYSE:YUME) for 12 years. YuMe is a digital video advertising media and software technology company which Jayant helped lead from inception to its current position as a leading global, publically held company. He is an author and holds several domestic and international patents in the fields of video, semiconductors, and advertising technology.

Jayant has more than 20 years of experience in digital media technology, networking, hardware, architecture, and semiconductors. Previously, Jayant worked as a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Labs and was vice president of engineering at Netopia. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Rensselaer.

The William F. Glaser '53 Rensselaer Entrepreneur of the Year award salutes successful entrepreneurs who, in turn, are important role models for the students at Rensselaer. Those honored with the award bring the world of entrepreneurship into the classrooms and laboratories at Rensselaer, sharing their experience and wisdom with all students.