Innovators Forum: SMASH Innovation with Dr. Gopichand Katragadda, Founder/CEO Myelin Foundry


10:00 am - 11:30 am


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Author of SMASH (innovation), Vice President of IET, Member of NASSCOM

Dr. Gopi Katragadda holds a BE degree in Electronics Engineering from Bangalore University and MS, PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.  He is the Founder and CEO of Myelin Foundry, an AI company with a vision to transform human experiences and outcomes in wellness and media & entertainment. He is an Independent Director of Bosch India Limited.  He is also the Vice President of the IET, Board of Trustees UK, and a member of the NASSCOM governing council for the Centre of Excellence for Data Science & AI.  Till January 2019, Gopi was the Group Chief Technology Officer and Innovation Head of Tata Sons. At Tata Sons, he facilitated the development of pioneering products and services, strategic technology collaboration, and innovation across the $100 Billion Tata Group. Previously, as the Chairman and Managing Director of GE India Technology Centre, he helped grow GE’s largest R&D Centre – the John F. Welch Technology Centre, to be amongst the world’s leaders in intellectual property generation.  Gopi is the past Chairman of the CII National Technology Committee and the CII Western Region Innovation Taskforce. He is a GE Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Gopi helped establish the Advanced Materials CoE at IIT-Madras and the Advanced Manufacturing CoE at IIT-Kharagpur. He has framed the CII-Tata Communications Digital Transformation CoE. Gopi also set up and managed the ongoing Tata research collaborations with Harvard and Yale.  Gopi has authored a book on innovation titled “SMASH,” currently in its second edition.  He has over 30 journal publications, five patents, several invited presentations and citations of his research work.