WITI Hall of Fame

2017 Inductees


Beena Ammanath Beena Ammanath
Global VP - Artificial Intelligence/Data/Innovation, HPE

Laura Niklason, M.D., Ph.D. Laura Niklason, M.D., Ph.D.
Founder, Humacyte

Krunali Patel Krunali Patel
VP & GM of Analog Design Services, Texas Instruments

Lisa Seacat DeLuca Lisa Seacat DeLuca
Technology Strategist, Cognitive Incubation Lab, IBM Watson Customer Engagement

Selma Svendsen Selma Svendsen
Senior Director of Program Management, iRobot

Elizabeth Xu, Ph.D. Elizabeth Xu, Ph.D.
CTO & SVP of Technology, BMC Software



Previous Inductees


  2017

  2016

  2015

  2014

  2013

  2012

  2011

  2010

  2009

  2008

  2007

  2006

  2005

  2004

  2003

  2002

  2001

  2000

  1999

  1998

  1997

  1996

Featured Profile


Krunali Patel

Krunali Patel

VP & GM of Analog Design Services, Texas Instruments

Inducted in: 2017

Krunali Patel is vice president and general manager of Analog Design Services for Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). During her 21 years at TI, Ms. Patel has shown skilled leadership in negotiating complex business models, making strategic investment decisions, driving flawless execution in new product development and managing through organizational change.

In her current role, she oversees a global team of 350 people who provide critical design tools and new product design support for TI and is the executive sponsor of TIís New Product Development Execution Initiative. In this capacity, Ms. Patel is instrumental in implementing and measuring product development best practices across the company. Her hands-on teaching approach makes her a true partner with business leaders and engineering teams. She also serves as a member of the Executive Steering Team for TIís Women for Technical Leadership (WTFL) program.

Outside of TI, Ms. Patel is passionate about promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in schools. As a mother of two daughters, she strongly believes in motivating young women to succeed and has recently launched a program that gives female high school students in the Dallas area the opportunity to shadow TI engineers for a day. She also serves as a board member on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) board Dallas Chapter and is the executive sponsor for Texas Instrumentsí fundraising effort for JDRF. Ms. Patel holds a masterís degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University.