KRS Murthy, Ph.D.

Dr. Murthy is a seasoned serial entrepreneur, serial C level executive, inventive scientist, innovative engineer, leader in professional societies and public speaker. His passion encompasses singing, composing, acting, directing, costumes design, theatre make up, stage craft and design, background music, sound effects, lighting and colored powder painting. He has invented new paradigms in literature, music and theatre. 

Career Highlights: Seasoned Corporate Executive:

  • Rare blend of serial C Level corporate executive, seasoned corporate governance expert, scientist, technologist, serial entrepreneur in Fortune 50 and many companies rated as the fastest growing in USA and the World.
  • Expert on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and competitive strategy
  • His expertise and accomplishments encompass IT, telecommunications, defense and aerospace technologies in corporate governance, engineering, business and sales, marketing, strategic alliance, mergers and acquisitions in AT&T, GE, NASA and Indian Space Research Organization
  • He has in-depth experience in R&D, technology / product development, product marketing, business operations and total quality management functions.
  • MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS:: Extensive Mergers and Acquisitions Expertise and Track Record: Led the M&A of few multibillion and many multimillion dollar acquisitions and deal negotiations
  • Grew PNS Telecom from $60M to over $500M ranked as the fastest growing company in USA and largest minority owned-company in USA.
  • Built on-board scientific experiments and ground checkout systems for the FIRST space shuttle
  • Led the development of India’s first three satellites and first earth station.
  • Many accomplishments in advertising effectiveness, public relations, event marketing, market research, competitive research, analysis and strategy.
  • Professor of Electronics and Computer Engineering, California State University, Pomona and Fullerton and Visiting Professor in many universities around USA.
  • Many inventions in nanotechnology, aerospace, defense, instrumentation, consumer, telecommunications & IT technologies
  • Developed “silent brain storming” and “Kaleidoscope brain storming” techniques

Professional Career

  • CEO, MAA Inc. Santa Clara, CA - Industry: Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance
  • President and Chairman of the Board Nisvara Inc. NASA, Moffett Field Research Park, CA. Industry: Nano and Micro Technology based Composites
  • Group President, PNS, San Jose, CA. Industry: Value added resellers (VAR) and systems designers and integrators of broadband telecom systems for wire line and wireless applications
  • President, Virtual Think Tank - Wintara, Fremont, CA. Industry: Application Service Provider
  • USA Country Manager, AT&T and AT&T Bell Labs. Industry: Telecom R&D Management, Broadband data communications services
  • General Manager, General Electric Audio and Video Products, Cable TV set top converter and head end
  • Division Vice President, IMR Systems Corporation. Industry: NASA, Defense and Federal government networking and IT contracts
  • Program / Project Manager, SASC, Anaheim, CA and College Park, MD. Industry: Defense and Federal government networking and IT contracts
  • Professor, California State University, Electronics and Computer Engineering; Professor, Management
  • Project Manager and Senior Scientific Officer, Indian Space Research Organization, India. Industry: Satellites and Aerospace
  • Research Scientist, Bharat Electronics Limited. Industry: Radar and antenna control systems

Professional Society Leadership

  • Steering Committee - IEEE Nanotechnology Council
  • Board of Governors, VP, Conferences, VP of Publications, VP of Public Relations, VP of Chapter Activities, Chief Editor of Special Issues, Conference Chair, Program Chair and Key Note Speaker - IEEE Engineering Management Society.
  • Board of Directors - IEEE Computer Society, Systems & Cybernetics Society, Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, Communications Society.
  • IEEE Standards Board - BOD Member, Founding Member of IEEE 802, Standards Policy Committee
  • IEEE - USA Professional Activities - Chair, Region Delegate
  • Founder and Technical Editorial Board Member - IEEE Network Magazine
  • Chair, International Advisory Committee, Board of Directors, Program Chair and Session Chair of over 100 international conferences around the world. 
  • Served in many committees of other professional societies like Advertising Research Foundation (ARF), American Marketing Association (AMA), National Research Council
  • Program Chair of IEEE Tencon (Region 10) Conference in Bombay in 1989, Chairman of International Advisory Board from 1990 through 1992 in countries like Hong Kong , South Korea, Australia and New Delhi, India.
  • Shared stage with Nobel Laureate John Bardeen, many IEEE Presidents and Society Presidents, President of India, Nobel Laureate Sir CV Raman and other international dignitaries
  • Shared stage with world religious leaders like Swamy Chinmayanada, Swamy Dayananda Saraswathi, Pramukh Swamy Maharaj, Susheel Kumar Muniji (Chief of Jain Religion)
  • Shared stage with great Indian literary scholars and movie directors like Girish Karnad, Dr. Anantha Murthy and Dr. ChandraShekhara Kambara
  • Served in many committees of other professional societies like Advertising Research Foundation (ARF), American Marketing Association (AMA), National Research Council

News Papers, Radio and Television

  • Featured in many newspapers, radio and television in many parts of the world
  • Lectured in many parts of USA , Canada , India , Singapore , Australia , and New Zealand on technology and management topics

Child Prodigy in Theatre

  • He is an accomplished and award winning actor and director with many decades of experience on the stage in India and USA.
  • Child prodigy actor in famous theatre groups and acted with reputed theatre and film stars
  • He has acted in numerous roles encompassing a wide spectrum of styles from comedy to serious characters.
  • He has also done professional make up, costumes design, stagecraft, sound and light effects


  • His is a musician, music director, musicologist, composer, researcher and inventor in music.
  • Music composer with more than 1500 compositions encompassing many music genres
  • His compositions have a wide range of music genres to include Indo Jazz, Western Jazz, Indian Classical, Indian Light, Indo-Western Classical Fusion, Chinese and New Age.
  • Invented new musical genres: Genetic Music, Raaga Techno
  • He has also developed detailed ideas for revolutionary new musical instruments, incorporating novel features and paradigms

Public Speaker

  • He is an accomplished public speaker. He has spoken on diverse topics to include music, theatre, literature, science, technology, corporate governance and social topics
  • Founder, Sahithya Goshti Literary Association, Silicon Valley, California
  • Founder, Indian Subcontinent Club, New Jersey
  • Founder, Mallige, New Jersey
  • Founder, Natana, Bangalore, India
  • Speaker and panelist, Indian Literary Academy, Bangalore, India
  • Poet with poems covering many styles and topics
  • Developed many innovative literary techniques
  • Created new paradigms in literature, theatre and music
  • Won many art and painting competitions in India
  • Dance choreographer – performed in various parts of USA

Major Awards and Recognitions

  • Distinguished Service Award - IEEE Engineering Management Society
  • Who is Who in the World, Marquis Who's Who Publications
  • Who is Who in the America, Marquis Who's Who Publications
  • Who is Who in Finance and Industry, Marquis Who's Who Publications
  • Distinguished Directors Service Award - IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society
  • Distinguished Achievement Award - President of India


  • Dot and Lines, Book of Short Stories, India Log Publications (Indian Literary Award Winner - English Translation) - 2004
  • Information Technologies for the 90's: Energy, Electronics, Computers, Communications, IEEE Publications, 1989
  • Talk back to Shakespeare - 2002 - Global Ideas Bank
  • Virtual Teams and Work Groups - 1992 – IEEE Management Society


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