Dr Uday Phadke is Chief Executive at Cartezia, which specialises in the design and building of new products, services and businesses for the emerging digital marketplace. He is a founder-Director of AcceleratorIndia, a development company focused on the commercialisation of Indian IP and Innovation, primarily into European markets. He is also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Cambridge University, based at the Judge Business School. Dr. Phadke read Engineering at Trinity College, Cambridge, followed by a PhD in aero-thermodynamics at the University of Sussex.
He was a founder-Director of Generics, a Cambridge-based high technology company that developed innovative new products and services for a wide range of international companies, and European Director of Computing and Telecommunications for PA Consulting. During this period, Dr. Phadke also advised senior management in a wide range of media, telecommunications, technology and investment companies including Vodafone, Hewlett-Packard, Burda, Mannesman, France Telecom, EMAP, BT, AT&T, Canon, BBC, Reed-Elsevier, Microsoft, Royal Bank of Scotland, Motorola, Amazon, Hearst, Getty Images and Disney.