Chandrakant Patel in conversation - part 2: Building informal communities to learn, teach, and guide

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Chandrakant Patel is a storied inventor with 151 patents to his name, a pioneer in thermal and energy management, and a visionary when it comes to the application of IT for sustainable growth. He is also HP’s Chief Engineer, a legendary mentor, and an HP Senior Fellow, an IEEE Fellow (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), an ASME Fellow (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and an inductee of the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame. We spoke recently to the 30 year veteran of HP about the current state of innovation in Silicon Valley and how his office is helping support HP product development.

 

In this second part of our conversation, we explore a project that’s a major focus for the Chief Engineer’s office right now: growing technical communities within the company to speed multi-disciplinary innovation.