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Dr. Uma Jayaram

Intel Sports
Managing Director
Dr. Uma Jayaram is Managing Director and Principal Engineer at Intel Sports.  Intel Sports is revolutionizing the field of sports with groundbreaking technologies that have been delivered to premier events and leagues including Winter Olympics 2018, NFL, NBA, NCAA, PGA, MLB, and LaLiga. Uma brings her deep experience in engineering design, VR, software fundamentals and agile organizations to the work she does as Managing Director and takes pride in the solution-centric and purpose-driven teams she has created and fostered.  Intel Sports is poised to change the game of sports and beyond.
Previously, Uma was the Co-Founder and COO of VOKE VR which was acquired by Intel in November 2016. A serial entrepreneur, she has been on the founding teams of two other technology companies. She started her career as a Professor at Washington State University and co-founded the VR lab that was well recognized for the seminal work done in virtual assembly, virtual prototyping, CAD, and AI-based Ontologies for design.
Uma considers each of her students as having shared part of her journey and over a dozen of them have been a part of the start-ups she co-founded. An effective champion of women, Uma has attracted talented women engineers to her teams.

Uma has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for her contributions to virtual reality and engineering and has also earned a “Lifetime Achievement” award by the International Society of Agile Manufacturing (ISAM).  One of the first women to receive an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, Uma later completed her MS and PhD degrees at Virginia Tech.  She was recently honored at Virginia Tech as a distinguished alumni.