A chronic inventor, Anirudh
Sharma co-led the MIT Media Lab India Initiative for the last two years, where
he worked on creating innovation ecosystem in India. The initiative focuses on
anti-disciplinary research trying to bring the best of scientists, engineers,
designers, artists on the same platform and hence invent and innovate across
from the Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT Media Lab, at Massachusetts Institute of
Technology where he worked on ‘Augmented Reality/2D/3D using transparent OLED
he started the Lechal shoe project as a DIY project, and co-founded Ducere
Technologies Pvt. Ltd. in 2011 to bring, the electronic shoes for the visually
impaired to the market, which evolved as a fashion product. The same won him
MIT TR35 –‘Innovator of year’ award.
worked at Imagin Group, at Hewlett Packard Labs, an intuitive open-source
speech+ touch based CAD interface for large displays. The prototype ‘MozArt’ is
a permanent installation at HP Innovation Center at Zurich and Dubai.
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.
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.