Dr. Patrick J. Ennis became a director of Wipro in April 2016, bringing more than 25 years of experience as a scientist, engineer, businessman, and venture capitalist. He also serves on Wipro’s Strategy Committee.
Dr. Ennis is currently a venture partner at Madrona Venture Group and the CTO of Xinova. He was Global Head of Technology for Intellectual Ventures where he led start-up incubation and technology commercialization around the world. Previously, he was at ARCH Venture Partners, where he built start-ups from universities and national labs. He also held positions with Lucent, AT&T, Bell Labs, and conducted research in nuclear physics at labs in North America and Europe.
He is an inventor with several patents, has written articles and book chapters, and is a frequent invited speaker. Dr. Ennis has served on numerous corporate, educational, and non-profit boards. He earned a PhD and M.S. in physics from Yale, an M.B.A. from Wharton, and a B.S. in math and physics from the College of William & Mary where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.