Manager, Strategic Marketing & Business Development
Asha Parekh is a business development manager in Applied Materials’ Office of CTO, where she leads strategic marketing and business development efforts for a novel and disruptive approach to manufacturing microLED displays. Prior to joining Applied, she worked at BP’s Digital Innovation Organization and Office of CTO, where she scanned for new and emerging technologies from adjacent industries, helped accelerate adoption of digital technologies (e.g. unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for pipeline inspection, artificial intelligence (AI) for offshore equipment etc.), and managed several innovative proofs of concept/pilots. She was seconded as a product manager in Beyond Limits, a BP-invested AI start-up, where she developed the company's go-to-market strategy for the energy sector. Parekh has experience in wearable technology, unmanned aerial systems, equipment track and trace, and artificial intelligence, and has progressed several applications of these technologies from ideas to field deployment through innovative fast-fail approaches. She received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from MIT, where her thesis was on novel magnetic nanoparticle-based technology for wastewater treatment. She also holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she focused on entrepreneurship, and a B.Tech in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Outside of work, her interests include STEM volunteering, dancing, and reading.