Naresh Shanker

SVP, CTO at Xerox


Naresh Shanker was named chief technology officer for Xerox and appointed a senior vice president of Xerox Holdings Corporation in May 2019. He also was named Head of the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) effective Feb 1, 2021.

As head of PARC, he is responsible for leading the innovation business that will include scientists and engineers located in Palo Alto, California; Webster, New York; Cary, North Carolina, and Toronto. Under his leadership, Xerox has made strong progress, developing disruptive technologies that the company is beginning to productize and commercialize.

He also oversees the company’s information technology operations and is leading Xerox through its digital transformation.

Naresh joined Xerox in January 2019 as the chief digital officer and an executive committee member. He brought to the company more than 25 years of technology experience from diverse industries. Previously, he was chief digital and information officer for a start-up company focusing on disruptive nanomaterials and clean energy solutions. Before that, Naresh was the CIO for Hewlett Packard (HP) and Palm, Inc. He began his career at HP Medical Products Group in Boston.

He serves on the CXO Advisory Councils of venture capital firms including Greylock, LightSpeed, and Sapphire Ventures. He also sits on Advisory Boards for several startups, including Devo, AutonomIQ, and Clarizen, Inc.

Naresh earned a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.


  • SVP, CTO

    Current role

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