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TYE High School Program Chair

Hemal Surti is a Cloud Operations practice leader at Cisco Systems. In the past 15 years at Cisco, he has led various transformational solution architecture initiatives. Prior to working for Cisco, he has worked with multiple startups in the RTP area. He thrives in ambiguity and complexity of large scale business problems. Hemal is a telecommunications engineer by profession with extensive research, sales and product management experience. He has jointly run small businesses in RTP areas for many years and brings in a unique leadership perspective. 


Hemal has been involved with TYE program as a mentor for the last 4 years and strongly believes in grass root entrepreneurship. He recognizes the critical role TiE programs plays in encouraging entrepreneurship. He believes in the core objectives of the program and likes the well structured engagement format.  Hemal calls Carolinas home and finds TiE is the best channel to give back to the community. 


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