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 Technologiesand 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
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.
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.