Webinar on Innovation for Startups

Wednesday, 14th October 2020

5:30 pm IST | 8:00 am EST

Crisis inspires innovation and the current crisis is no exception. The massive disruption that the world is going through provides startups an opportunity to innovate and solve industry problems in profoundly new ways. Your skills and experience as innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders make you uniquely qualified to tackle these crisis.

In our upcoming webinar on  Innovation for Startups, this webinar will provide startups a platform to learn and share best practices.

Keynote Speakers:

Kris Fitzgerald
Chief Technical Officer,
NTT DATA Services

Title: Future for Startups – Technology and Innovation

He leads the company’s global Intelligent Automation technology strategy. In addition, Kris leads client innovation programs, leveraging NTT Group R&D and related investments to enhance service delivery and business outcomes for our clients. Kris has over 40 years of progressive experience in IT, spanning industries from retail to telecom, digital banking Transfer to commercial and others. Kris currently serves as a member of the University of Texas, Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Executive Council and is a contributor to Forbes Technology Council.

Andy Chen
Founding Managing Partner, REDDS Capital
President & CEO, Catronic Enterprise
President IEEE TEMS

Speaker Title: High Tech Startups and Entrepreneurship – Opportunities and Challenges from a Venture Capital Perspective

Andy is the President, IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) a member of Board of Governors 2018-2020 for IEEE Computer Society (CS). He is also a partner of REDDS Venture Investment partners which empower disruptive start-ups that scale worldwide and have billion dollars plus potential through team building, global business development, financing, mentoring, and strategy. Andy is the President & CEO of a global consulting firm.


Sudeendra Koushik
Vice President IEEE TEMSBE, MBA, PG-Strategy (IIM-K), PhD (Innovation),

Sudeendra is Chief Innovator & Co-Founder PRASU an Innovation Consulting company and a TEDx speaker. As the Chief Innovator and co-founder of PRASU, Mr Koushik advises major Automotive companies on Innovation strategy, developing Innovation culture, scaling business relevant Innovation for business growth. Koushik works with Start-ups and Incubation centers and accelerators in and connects Industry and Start-ups. Koushik also links academia and Industry through workshops and technical talks on Innovation.

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