We are an Independent Not -for- profit organization governed by an executive board and assisted by advisory boards consisting of recognized leaders in the field.

The Emerging Tech Foundation (TETF) believes in the E5 framework:
Evangelize | Educate | Empower | Enlighten | Engage

Presently Colleges and Universities are finding it challenging to cater to the ever-changing needs of the industry. This is mainly because of the gap between industry and academia. Besides, any changes to the curriculum take a very long time and effort while the technology changes come by the minute, which makes it difficult to keep up with the industry needs. By constituting the advisory boards predominantly with the global industry thought leaders, our foundation learns what the market wants. TETF with the help of its advisory boards would review the curriculum suggested by the University of Emerging Technologies for any given track / micro-degree. TETF would make necessary changes to the curriculum easing out the onus to build that ground up by TETF’s boards. Vetting and governance of the curricula by the industry leaders is a great way for democratizing the curriculum. This is one of the key tenets of TETF – Democratize the Curriculum and follow Market Needs.

Our Executive board

Prasad Mavuduri


Total Thirty two years of business experience in a broad spectrum of industry sectors including telecommunications, hi-tech, steel, mines, power generation and distribution, petroleum & petro-chemicals, healthcare, finance, banking, insurance, and public sector higher education. Prasad holds a Masters in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Dwight Hopkins

Executive Board Member

Dwight N. Hopkins has spent over 30 years working in the education industry. He is currently the Alexander Campbell Professor at the University of Chicago. Prior to that, he taught for 6 years at a university in Silicon Valley. Also, Dwight is a senior advisor at Arcis Capital Partners, a New York City private equity firm targeting digital technology, health technology, and clean technology.

He founded and managed a 14-country network focused on youth/student education and women’s advocacy. The countries included Hawaii, Fiji, Japan, Australia, India, England, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Cuba, Jamaica, Brazil, and the USA.

Dwight attended Groton School, an all-boys boarding school in Massachusetts, then earned his BA from Harvard University. He has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management’s global executive program. And Dwight has 2 Ph.D. degrees.

Bill Vorhies

Board Member

Bill Vorhies is President and Chief Data Scientist at Data-Magnum, providing strategy, planning, and project implementation services in predictive analytics, machine learning, Big Data, streaming data, IoT, and artificial intelligence projects. This includes the design and implementation of digital infrastructure: Prior to Data-Magnum Bill was President of Predictive Modeling, LLC. and has practiced as a consulting data scientist since 2001. Bill is currently also a Contributing Editor (previously Editorial Director) for DataScienceCentral.com, the leading on line data science community with over 800,000 monthly readers.

Raghu Dhulipala

Board Member

Raghu Dhulipala brings over three decades of experience and numerous high-value achievements in the realm of technological innovation and product development.

Raghu’s extensive technology leadership experience includes roles as the Global Director and head of technology for several units of Elsievier’s Clinical Decision Support group. He also performed as Chief Technology Officer of Therigy, VP of Technology with Paychex/Stromberg, and Director of Product Development and Integration with Convergys. He is currently Chief Information & Technology Officer for ClearCaptions LLC and is a co-founder and CTO of Quick’rCare.

Raghu is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur where he received an honors graduate degree in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Electrical Engineering and computer science.

Chandra Dasaka

Advisory Board Member

A Harvard certified Global Business Leader and dynamic Six-Sigma Black Belt Leader with over 30Years of year-after-year success in IT experience in Customer Relationship Management, Business Growth and Retention, Employee Engagement, Program Management Office, End-to-End Process Management and Project delivery. Excellent team management track record by leading a 400+ team for 5 Years and over-achieved revenue targets continuously by more than 30% each year.

Recipient of various awards including ‘Evaluator of the Year 2007’ by the General Motors – Employee Involvement Association, ‘Best PMO’ by General Electric, ‘Associate of the Year 2008’ by Satyam Computers.

Currently serving as the Chairman of Computer Society of India, Hyderabad Chapter; Board member of the Global Cyber Security Forum; Secretary of CSI’s Special Interest Group on Big Data Analytics, Chief-Editor for ‘Visleshana’, a SIG BDA’s flagship magazine, Founder-Chairman for Matrix Institute of Technology and a Member of the Board of Studies for 5 engineering colleges.”