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Laxmi Narasimha Venugopal, Harish

Program: Professional Evening MBA
Previous Education: BS Engineering, Electronics & Communication & MS, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS, Pilani)

Harish Laxmi Narasimha Venugopal is a second-year Professional Evening MBA student and is pursuing his MBA with a concentration in Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (TEC). Harish is working towards a certificate in both TEC and Supply Chain Management. As a Cisco evangelist and Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE), Harish works as a Technical Leader in Cisco Technology Transformation Group for Emerging Solutions and has experience working on several Fortune 100 Customer engagements and International assignments across the globe. Harish loves to be in front of customers and has held multiple Individual contributor and leadership roles across R&D, Engineering, Innovation Office and Customer Delivery Organizations within Cisco and other employers.

Harish is passionate about leadership, solving problems to create customer delight and touch the lives of many. Leadership and team building with active listening fascinates Harish to move out of the comfort zone and empowers him to “Think Big, Push Boundaries and Create an impact”. Having worked in various parts of the world, Harish cherishes diversity in all aspects of work and life. Harish is a big believer of “Inclusion and Diversity”, “The Power of Teams” and engagement of “Best People at their Best” to “Connect Everything, Innovate Everywhere and Benefit Everyone”.

Harish has a Bachelors in Engineering & Technology from BIET, India and a Master of Science from BITS, Pilani, India. Harish is a Student ambassador for Professional Evening MBA program at NC State. When not working, you will find Harish in volunteering and networking events. Harish loves to play soccer with his son and enjoys Thai food the most!!