Kaushal Patel

Director for Technology Partnerships

LG Technology Center of America

Kaushal Patel is Director for Technology Partnerships at the LG Technology Center of America (LGTCA), LG Group’s open innovation hub in North America, supporting its mission to scout for new trends, technologies, partnerships and business opportunities, to manage relationship with North American startups, VC firms, universities, national labs, corporate R&D labs, and industry organizations, and to assist with new business development initiatives.   Major companies within the LG Group include:  LG Electronics, LG Display, LG Chem, LG Innotek, LG U+, LG CNS, LG Hausys, LG Household & Health Care, LG Life Sciences and LG Siltron.  Prior to this role Kaushal led content business development for LG Smart TVs, and held various technical and business positions at IBM.  Kaushal has received an Executive M.B.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech.