The UWEBI conducts multi-disciplinary research enhancing the competitiveness of Wisconsin industry.

The UW E-Business Institute (UWEBI) is a campus-wide University of Wisconsin-Madison initiative conducting multi-disciplinary research on e-business strategies, emerging information technologies and innovative business practices. The UWEBI's overarching goal: enhance the competitiveness of Wisconsin industry.

We also name annually a Distinguished Fellow, a visionary who has led significant achievement and advancement in IT and e-business. We give the award at the annual Business Best Practices and Emerging Technologies Conference.

Rengarajan named 2017 UWEBI Distinguished Fellow

T.K. “Ranga” Rengarajan, a Corporate Vice President within Microsoft AI and Research, is the 2017 UWEBI Distinguished Fellow Award Recipient.

Ranga is responsible for global aspects of engineering. Among his responsibilities are all Microsoft Global Development Centers located in China, India, Israel, New England, Silicon Valley and Vancouver; the Garage program to drive grass root innovation; and advanced technology projects in the areas of system and performance.

Dr. Raj VeeramaniFor more information on the UW E-Business Institute, contact Dr. Raj Veeramani at 608-262-0861 or raj.veeramani@wisc.edu.

Distinguished Fellow Award

The Distinguished Fellow Award is presented to visionaries who have led significant achievements and advancements in IT and e-business. Past Distinguished Fellows (as well as their titles at the time of receiving the award) are:

T.K. Rengarajan
T.K. Rengarajan
Corporate Vice President, AI and Research, Microsoft
Davor Grgic
Davor Grgic
Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Sustainability, Kohler Co.
Krista Berry
Krista Berry
Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, Kohl's Department Stores
Julie Bauer
Julie Bauer
President, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Tom Kalinske
Tom Kalinske
Vice Chairman, LeapFrog and Executive Chairman, Global Education Learning
Erica Gruen
Erica Gruen
Former CEO, The Food Network  and foodnetwork.com
Peter Sachse
Peter Sachse
CEO, Macys.com and CMO, Macy's
Marissa Mayer
Marissa Mayer
Vice President Search, Google
Pavan Nigam
Pavan Nigam
Co-Founder, Healtheon/WebMD
Dale Nitschke
Dale Nitschke
President, Target.com
John Morgridge
John Morgridge
Chairman, Cisco Systems
Matt Korn
Matt Korn
Executive Vice President, AOL
Jerry Shereshewsky
Jerry Shereshewsky
Ambassador Plenipotentiary
Katherine Hudson
Katherine Hudson
Chairman, Brady Corporation
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