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The Nazarian College Welcomes Utpal Mangla of IBM as an Advisory Board Member

March 8, 2022

The Nazarian College is proud to welcome Utpal Mangla to its Advisory Board. 

About Utpal Mangla

Utpal Mangla is currently a General Manager for Industry EDGE Clouds in IBM and has been recognized as a Global Leader of IBM’s Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment Industry. He previously held the position of Vice President and Senior Partner in IBM. 

With a focus on driving AI, 5G EDGE, Hybrid Cloud and Blockchain Innovations, Utpal has helped IBM’s Watson AI reach 1.5 billion consumers. He also has assisted in creating four Industry Blockchain platforms.

Utpal is a regular speaker at industry forums, business conferences and university panels globally. At CSUN, he co-leads the annual “Workforce of the Future” symposium and acts as a distinguished judge during the Bull Ring New Venture Competition. 

Learn more about Utpal Mangla here


  • Pune Institute of Computer Technology
    • BS in Computer Science (with highest honors) 1995
  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
    • Master’s in Business Administration 2006

About the Nazarian College Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics was created to support the Dean in continuing the college’s qualitative growth. As the primary advisory body, the College Advisory Board provides advice and counsel for the college’s academic and professional programs while playing an essential role in fundraising efforts aimed to address strategic initiatives.