Piyush Modi is responsible for global business development and strategy for the industrial sector at NVIDIA. He is actively engaged with startups, OEMs, system integrators, research communities, and major industrial customers to advance repeatable and deployment-ready industrial AI technology and solutions. Previously, over 20+ years, he held CTO, senior VP and head of research lab positions at companies including Sentient, GE Global Research, BT, Ribbit, IP Unity, and AT&T Bell Labs. He helped to deliver major industry-forming solutions using speech recognition, VOIP, IoT, and deep learning technologies. Piyush holds a PhD in electrical and computer engineering (speech recognition) from Rutgers, an M.S. in computer science from the University of Tennessee, and a B.Tech. in electrical engineering from IIT, Varanasi.