Sanjiv Rai

Serial Entrepreneur I Innovator
Sanjiv Rai

Who Am I

Sanjiv Rai is a first-generation Indian innovator and serial entrepreneur. He is the Founder, Chairperson and Chief Solver of multiple startups under Billion Innovators and Chairperson at ARE Technologies and his venture initiatives AceWP Innovation Labs and BillionInnovators intend to promote innovation in India and abroad. 

 

As a serial Entrepreneur or Innovator he has worked on AI based convergence and design algorithms, on a variety of products and solutions such as network convergence enabling D5 chip, AceWP, PlasmaPHI, innovate2learn, agniie devices, ChazeMe, SmartSAPS(Smart Secured Automated Payment Solutions), coolATM and Rosenbridges Future Cities/Smart Buildings and CHANDRA project for NASA towards permanent human inhabitancy on outer planets.

                                                                               

Sanjiv has received several awards and honours, including Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Who's Who in the World by Marquis, Top 100 Disruptive Innovators by Red Herring, Top 10 Asian Techno visionaries by ZDNet and Top 10 Emerging Stars by NASSCOM. Sanjiv graduated from University of Calcutta and shelved aside Engineering Doctorate at UCL in the pursuit of innovation. He is an alumnus of the Harvard University. Sanjiv has chaired several tech committees and is active in creating global standards /leading initiatives at IEEE/ Computer Society/ Nanotechnology Council/GEOSS,ASQ-Electronics and Communications / Nanotechnology committee and WEF.


Sanjiv's goal is to build companies and initiatives that create happy stakeholders and create products that bring some meaningful impact into other's lives. He is frequently invited to speak about innovation, design thinking, frugal innovation and culture of innovation and takes an active interest in learning about diversity of talent across geographies. He promotes innovation and new venture creation as a way of life


His enlightening and well researched presentations are full of examples and success stories. He encourages interactive simulations, team games and role playing. Sanjiv is in great demand at events around the globe.

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About Speaking Minds

When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge. Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.


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Our History

The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the corporate world, globally.


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