Sonia Randhawa’s Portfolio
As a technology pioneer, Sonia began her career at IBM where she worked on World’s First Touch Screens Cisco connected network – AJS – which won the Washington DC Smithsonian Award.
Since then she has held several leadership roles from Director to Vice President at IBM, Telstra, Lucent Technologies – Bell Lab Innovations (merged into Alcatel-Lucent, most recently Nokia Networks), F5 Networks, Intel Corporation. She is also a Management Consultant and Strategy Advisor at several Silicon Valley Startups.
Her blend of technology, delivery, consulting, and entrepreneurial mindset help drive the business forward through focus on customer experience, product innovation and industry impact.
Sonia Randhawa’s Achievements
Sonia is a recognized thought leader in corporate innovation management and strategy, civic and social innovations – as well as entrepreneurship. Focus areas include: identifying exponential trends that deliver new customer value through new and existing technology platforms, futuring to stave off market disruptions, concepts and prototype development.
Her career expands two decades of global leadership experience from pre-IPO to the Fortune 100 companies. A results-driven technology leader expert in program management, product development, NPI, supply chain & supplier development, who is passionate about all aspects of technology and product development.
She is skilled in multiple domains, for software and hardware products and enterprise services, and for ecosystem establishment and scaling. She has built and operated world engineering organizations and teams of excellence.
She helps direct technology and operational innovation across companies and oversees strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, the integration of new business models, the incubation of new technologies, and the cultivation of world-class technical talent.
Sonia Randhawa’s Educational Background
She is also an Alum of Stanford Executive Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Sonia Randhawa’s Early Life
Sonia Randhawa was born in the city of Dharamshala situated in the northern Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, India. She was born into a Himachali, Jatt Hindu Family. She is native fluent in Hindi and Pahari. Both languages she learnt while spending many Australian school summer holidays visiting her grandparents in India.
Her parents immigrated to Australia, where she was raised, beginning her education at a Catholic private school.
As an athlete she played cricket for her school team, the local Cricket Club representing her North Region and was later selected to represent her State in the ” Under 19s Cricket Australia National Championships” as a team opening fast bowler.
While in college, she participated in Miss India Australia Beauty Pageant in which she was chosen finalist.