SVP, Office of the CTO, LG Electronics
Nandhu Nandhakumar is currently SVP, Office of the CTO, where he leads R&D in next gen media technologies, smart cities and robotics targeting new products and services. Nandhu has an established record of innovation related to entertainment and information content from network-connected CE devices, 3D entertainment in the home, and mobile broadcast television. He is also responsible for identifying and establishing strategic business and technology partnerships in a broad range of areas of interest to LG. He has initiated and led new activities in media/telecom technology standards development groups, and represents the office of the CTO of LGE on technology policy issues in interactions with US regulatory agencies and trade associations. His prior positions at LG include CTO and VP Engineering of Triveni Digital, a subsidiary of LG Electronics. At Triveni Digital, Nandhu led the development of products for media & metadata distribution, monitoring and translation over different types of broadcast networks. These infrastructure products are being used by the world’s largest cable, terrestrial, telco, and satellite systems to extend services and implement new business models. Prior to this, as Director of Engineering at LG Electronics Research Center of America, he led MPEG standards development and prototyping of advanced networked consumer media appliances. He holds numerous patents and has published over a 100 journal and conference papers in these areas of technology. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Nandhu has a PhD in EE from UT Austin, an MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a B.E (Hons) in Electronics & Communications Engineering from University of Madras, India.