Udaya Patnaik is a founder and principal of Jump. He helps clients manage innovation, create and commercialize new businesses, and transform organizations. Udaya advises executives in technology, healthcare, consumer packaged goods, philanthropy and retail. Over the years, he’s had the privilege of working with leaders at companies such as HP, Target, Harley-Davidson, and GE to solve long term strategy issues while delivering rapid results.
Udaya is a frequent speaker on topics around innovation and growth. He has spoken at conferences at NASA, SHARP Healthcare and the Government Executive Media Group. Udaya also taught new product development at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He currently sits on the board of KaBOOM, a nonprofit dedicated to childhood play. He also sits on the Advisory Board of Fundacion Chile, a nonprofit promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in Chile.
Udaya holds a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.