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Executive Board Member & Senior Partner

Rajiv Kumar

Functional Expertise

22 years of research, strategy consulting, and business management experience including developing and implementing growth strategies across diverse business units. Worked on 120+ management consulting projects, specific expertise includes:

  • Analyzing emerging/disruptive technologies, innovations, and markets for commercialization and growth
  • Developing strategies and implementation plans for product development and outsourcing
  • Due diligence of companies, product ideas and new markets to support partnership and M&A activities

Industry Expertise

Vast experience in covering a broad range of sectors and in leveraging relationships with senior executives at technology start-ups, research institutes, government agencies, and Fortune 1000 companies. Prior experience in:

  • Test & Measurement Equipment and Services
  • Automatic Identification including Biometrics, Barcodes, RTLS, Smart Cards, and Security Systems
  • Energy, Clean, and Building Technologies
  • Specialty Chemicals, Performance Materials, and F&B Ingredients

What I bring to the Team

  • Strategic consulting experience in emerging markets, new technologies and innovation domains across several technology clusters, industries, and geographies
  • Proven leader in driving multiple global teams to growth and profitability
  • Strategic business acumen based on hands-on experience and superior organizational and planning skills

Career Highlights

Extensive expertise in market research and strategy consulting across several industries and continents:

  • Kennedy Hunter NV, Belgium – Tramping and Port Agency, Real Estate Development Services
  • Apple Industries, New Delhi, India – Software Education Services
  • Bharat Petroleum, Bangalore, India – Oil and Gas Exploration, Production and Distribution
  • Living Media India Ltd., New Delhi, India – Print Media and Advertising Services

Education

  • BBS, University of Delhi, India
  • MBA, UA, Belgium
  • Master of Management Research in Knowledge Management, UniSA, Australia
  • PhD. (candidate ) in Knowledge Management, UniSA, Australia
Vice President | TechVision

Anand S

Functional Expertise
Over a decade of consulting experience across multiple technology areas, including

  • Technology due diligence
  • Acquisition target research
  • Geographical expansion strategy
  • Evaluation of business models

Industry Expertise

  • Fifteen-plus years in assisting leading clients to help leverage global market and technology opportunities and establish strategic partnerships across sectors
  • Consultant for the Electronics, Medical Devices and Energy Sectors
  • Speaker at multiple conferences on issues related to Business Strategy, and emerging technologies
  • Moderator, Key note speaker and Panelist in leading summits within the APAC region

What I bring to the Team

  • Years of industry contacts and connections, understanding technology trends from the participant’s point of view
  • Extensive client interaction and strategic project management
  • People’s manager and integrator of a diverse and global team of analysts, consultants and business developers
  • Motivator, idea creator, opportunity identifier, task master, and role creator
  • Careful listener, keen observer, and strong interpersonal communicator

Career Highlights

  • Director of Frost & Sullivan Technical Insights business unit since 2006, analyst and management roles since 2001
  • Previous related experience at leading companies – Gillette, BBraun
  • Long term client relationships with major industry players, including – Saudi Aramco, Procter & Gamble, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Symrise, L’Oreal, Reckitt Benckiser and IBM

Education

  • Masters in Business Administration – Major in Marketing, Bharathidasan University, India
  • Bachelors in Science – Triple Major – Physics, Mathematics & Electronics, Bangalore university, India
Vice President, TechVision

Ankit A. Shukla

Functional Expertise

  • 15+ years of experience working with global and regional organizations providing them guidance on key strategies related to technology, innovation and business development
  • Particular expertise assisting R&D and Strategy teams in leading companies with the development and implementation of their growth strategies in:
    -Technology strategy development

    -Commercial due diligence

    -Future R&D focus/strategic partnership development

Industry Expertise

  • Experience base covering broad range of sectors and technology clusters, providing thought leadership guidance to leading industry participants’ CTOs, R&D & Business Development Heads and Senior Executives across:
    -Technologies: Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning, Deep Learning), Sensors, Software, Cognitive etc.
    -Industries: Energy, Environment, Building  Tech, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer, ICT, Healthcare etc.
    -Types of Organizations: Research entities, Venture Capitalists, Banks, Government Organizations etc.

What I bring to the Team

  • Years of industry contacts and connections, understanding technology and market trends across sectors
  • Extensive client interaction and strategic project management of 200+ projects globally
  • “Impossible is nothing” attitude

Career Highlights

  • Worked at Space Applications Center (Indian Space Research Organization) on applying AI for mission functions
  • At Frost & Sullivan, worked extensively with range of companies, government organizations, R&D Labs including:

-European Commission, Siemens, BAE, Orbotech, VTT, Fraunhofer, HSBC, ING, Thales, EADS, Lockheed Martin, Gore, SABIC, Total, BP, Kimberly Clark, SKF, Clariant, L’Oreal, Rusnano, Hitachi, Yorkshire Water, Schott AG, BAT, National Physics Laboratory (UK), VTT, Technology Strategy Board (UK) and many others

Education

  • MS in Control Systems from University of Sheffield (Sheffield, UK)
  • B.Eng in Instrumentation & Control Engineering from Gujarat University (Ahmedabad, India)
Vice President | TechVision

Shomik Majumdar

Functional Expertise

  • Forecasting, ideation, strategy brainstorming, channel/supply chain optimization, competitive benchmarking, technology assessment and valuation, opportunity analyses, mergers and acquisition and due diligence
  • Voice of customer studies, concept testing, brand positioning tracking and messaging

Industry Expertise

  • Coatings, Plastics, Food & Beverage Ingredients, Specialty Chemicals, CPG, Lubricants, Personal Care, Packaging,

What I bring to the Team

  • Over 15 years of proven consulting expertise (B2B & B2C) in quantitative and qualitative market research methodologies driving business growth strategy and actionability of conclusions. Experience spans both the supplier and client side (Senior Consumer Insights Manager with Safeway 2006-2009).
  • Defining/applying core competencies of clients with their tactical/strategic marketing needs. Client growth partner champion with regard to opportunities pipeline generation, evaluation and implementation of go-to-market strategies

Career Highlights

  • Executed over 75 global strategic consulting engagements for start ups and global companies like Momentive Performance Materials, BASF, Huntsman, PolyOne, Evonik, SKC, Toray, Owens Corning, ExxonMobil, Shell Chemical, Ashland, 3M, Evonik, LG Chem, Mitsui and Dow
  • Keynote speaker and serve as chemicals track chair at Frost & Sullivan conferences
  • Worked for one of the largest retailers in North America with regard to store/private label brand development related to innovation, repositioning and messaging

Education

  • MS – Chemical/Environmental Engineering, MS – Chemistry (Southern Illinois University, BS – Chemistry, (University of Mumbai)
Research Director

Kasthuri Jagadeesan

Functional Expertise
Over 14 years of experience in academic research and consulting with key domain focus in the electronics sector. Particular expertise in:

  • Technology Innovation Management Concepts including Technology Benchmarking, Competitive Intelligence, Visioning, Matchmaking, and Foresighting
  • Developing analytical frameworks and models
  • Proposal Development and Project Management
  • New product and business development initiatives

Industry Expertise
Diverse experience in assessing the business impact of emerging technologies in electronics, sensors, and advanced manufacturing sectors.

What I bring to the Team

  • Understanding of innovation concepts including development of analytical frameworks for research proposals and managing research and custom specific projects
  • Adequate experience in team building, mentoring, and management
  • Driving strategic initiatives for introducing new products, driving business

Career Highlights

  • Prior to joining Frost and Sullivan, was a faculty at M.N.M Jain Engineering College, Chennai, India for about 3 years; Responsibilities include: teaching, mentoring, coordinating Accreditation programme, facilitating and organizing diverse technology development workshops
  • Received accolades for demonstrating excellence in teaching, research, and consulting

Education

  • M.Sc (Digital Electronics), University of Sussex and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • B.E (Electrical & Electronics Engineering), University of Madras, India
Sr. Director, TechVision

Subbu Bettadapura

Functional Expertise

  • Over 13 years of consulting & research experience covering;
  • Technical Due Diligence, Competitive Analysis, Market Expansion Strategies and Benchmarking Studies

Industry Expertise

  • A total of 20 years experience supporting clients to leverage global market and technology opportunities and establish strategic partnerships
  • Industry innovation, Technology and Market Consulting experience
  • Key note speaker and moderator at  industry innovation conferences within the APAC region

What I bring to the Team

  • Worked on numerous global projects at F&S. Good at both individual contributory role and a team player role
  • Technology and Market Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Report writing, analysis, and presentation skills
  • Extensive experience in managing clients across Asia Pacific,  especially Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

Career Highlights

  • Have led over 300 consulting assignment  in the last 14 years;
  • Quoted in various media such as Reuters, CNBC, Business Today and Interfax Energy on technology and market developments
  • Education

    • MBA from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington State, USA (on International Scholarship)
    • BE in Instrumentation Technology from Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India
    Global Practice Leader (Innovation Services, TechVision

    Sudeep Basu

    Expertise

    • Leading the Innovation Services practice to present an integrated IP-Tech-Market perspective
    • Managing Strategic Projects on a Global Level
    • Advising Corporate R&D, Governments, Universities, and Government R&D institutions on Technology Innovation & Intellectual Property Strategy, Energy Policy, R&D policy.
    • Technology Roadmap Development and Implementation of Technology Transfer Programs
    • Fostering Partnerships, Supporting Entrepreneurship and IP Fund Development
    • Global Consulting and project management experience across various industries
    • Expert in Technology Strategy, R&D Strategy and Intellectual Property Business Intelligence
    • Invited speaker, author, panelist, reviewer and conference-chair. Advisor to office’s of heads of state.

    Career Highlights

    • Honorary Guest Faculty & Guest Lecturer at Rutgers University and Stanford University, USA
    • Reviewer: NIH, National Science Foundation (NSF) and Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)
    • Advisor: Coulter Translational Partnership Program, University of Pittsburgh Feb 2013-
    • Co-Chair IP & Technology Transfer: VAIL Europe Conference, Wroclaw, Poland, July 2013-
    • Asst Vice President for Global Partnerships: AUTM International Feb 2014-2016 term
    • Bio-Engineering Advisory Council Member: University of Missouri, 2014-
    • Steering Committee Member: RMTM for Regenerative Medicine Standards Development June 2018-

    Education

    • Ph.D, Brown Cancer Research Center, (USA), American Heart (AHA) Fellow, IPIBS Fellow
    • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Bombay), Mumbai, India, TATA Scholar, CSIR Scholar
    • University of Mumbai, India,
    Program Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials | TechVision

    Aarthi Janakiraman

    Functional Expertise

    • Experienced in technology scouting and landscaping
    • Tracking Emerging Technologies and Impact assessment in various industries
    • Competitive Benchmarking and Opportunity landscaping
    • Technology due diligence
    • Particular expertise in:

    Materials & Coatings
    Chemicals and Biochemicals
    Polymers and Thin Films
    Food & Beverages
    Health and Nutritional Supplements

    Industry Expertise

    • Experience base covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives in

    Chemicals and Materials
    Coatings
    Healthcare and Wellness
    FMCG and Personal Care

    What I bring to the Team

    • In depth knowledge of Materials, Chemicals,Coatings, Thin films, Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements
    • Sound understanding of recent technological developments in the materials, chemicals and coating industries.
    • Sound knowledge about management and investment strategies and research methodologies
    • Good researching, analytical and reasoning skills

    Career Highlights

    • Before Frost & Sullivan,
      –  Chemicals, Materials, Personal Care, Food& Beverage Ingredients Consultant
      –  Lecturer in the School of Food Science at a reputed Women’s College in Chennai, India

    Education

    • Post Graduate Program in Business Administration from Indo-German Training Centre, awarded by German Commerce of Industry & Trade, Germany
    Program Manager | TechVision

    Kiran Kumar Vijaya Kumar

    Functional Expertise
    Around 12 years of experience in primary research, strategic consulting and program management. Particular expertise in:

    • Supply and demand-side quantitative market research and analysis
    • ICT advisory for tech buyers/suppliers
    • Vendor/Client management
    • Go-to Market strategies and
    • Lifecycle management of research programs

    Industry Expertise
    Experience in working as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with ability to retain and grow revenues within ICT industry across

    • Consumer Devices including PC, Mobile Phones, Wearables and Computing Peripherals
    • Emerging IC technologies including Machine Learning/AI, Blockchain, Data Analytics, Security and Extended Reality

    Career Highlights

      • Prior to Frost & Sullivan, Kiran Kumar was associated with IDC, heading their Devices research for India and South Asia markets, for a span of around 7 years
    • Has also been associated with analytics setup Course5 and eProbe Market Research

    Education

    • M.B.A (Marketing), Amity University, Noida
    • Bachelors of Engineering (Electricals and Electronics), Anna University, Chennai
    Program Manager | TechVision

    Shrinivas Tukdeo

    Functional Expertise
    11 years of industry expertise. Particular expertise in:

    • Consulting and advisory services
    • Research recommendations
    • Special focus on renewable energy (Solar, Wind, Biomass), energy storage, waste management, energy consumption pattern investigation and subsequent recommendations for sustainability, energy conservation, efficiency improvements & cost reduction measures
    • Developing entry strategy and risk analysis for companies in renewable energy industry

    Industry Expertise
    Experience base covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives

    • Renewable Energy (wind, solar, biomass) and energy storage technologies
    • Energy storage, battery technologies, fuel cells
    • Waste Management: Waste to Energy, MSW, agricultural and industrial waste, incineration, gasification
    • Climate Change Mitigation (emissions trading, energy efficiency improvements)
    • Emissions reduction technologies
    • Energy Management Systems (remote monitoring and control)

    What I bring to the Team

    • Rich professional experience in the energy and environment sector
    • Experience working with teams from different geographical and cultural backgrounds

    Career Highlights
    Extensive expertise in renewable energy, climate change advisory and in several leading firms:

    • AcotelNet, Mumbai
    • EWASF Capital, Mumbai
    • Ecolutions, Mumbai

    Education

    • Masters in Environmental and Resource Management from Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Cottbus, Germany
    Team Leader, Medical Devices & Imaging

    Bhargav Rajan

    Functional  Expertise
    5 years of experience in technology and strategy consulting in the Advanced MedTech space:

    • Emerging Technologies Tracking: Analysis-driven profiling of pre-commercialization technologies
    • Technology Benchmarking: Competitive benchmarking of competing technologies
    • Technology Road-mapping: Development of technology roadmap based on emerging technology trends
    • Best Practices in Innovation: Recognition and profiling Best Practices in innovation and technology

    Industry Expertise
    Experience base covering broad range of sectors, regularly interacting with leading industry participants, C-level Executives, Principal Investigators in academia research, and subject matter experts:

    • Diagnostics and Testing: Biosensor systems, smart pills, micro- and nano-electromechanical systems
    • Medical Imaging: Optical imaging, Microscopy, Radiological Imaging, Ultrasound and Nuclear Imaging
    • Medical Devices: Stents, Orthopaedic implants, Cardiac Devices, Surgical and Robotic Surgery

    Career Highlights:

    Thought Leadership: Publish weekly articles in Alliance of Advanced Biomedical Engineering (AABME), a membership-based premium knowledge portal managed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

    Team Lead & Research Planning: Manage a team of technology analysts and consultants to drive the global Medical Devices & Imaging technology research program and the design of the annual production of syndicated.

    Education
    Post Graduate Program in Management, Great Lakes Institute of Management, India
    M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
    BTech in Biotechnology from SASTRA University, India

    Industry Analyst | TechVision

    Jabez Mendelson

    Functional Expertise
    Market research and finance expertise, which include experience in various industries. Particular expertise in:

    • Robotics
    • Industrial Automation
    • Connected Cars
    • Internet of Things

    Industry Expertise
    Experience base covering a broad range of sectors, adept in understanding customer needs and leveraging long-standing working relationships

    • Automobile
    • Industrial
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Information and Communication

    What I bring to the Team

    • In-depth technical knowledge in Automation and Electronics
    • Adept in business intelligence and risk management tools
    • Strong analytical skills
    • In-depth market research and consulting expertise

    Career Highlights
    Before Frost and Sullivan, worked and interned with various organizations like:

    • Krupa and Co, Chennai
    • Hyundai Motor India Limited, Chennai
    • United Spirits Limited, Chennai

    Education

    • Master of Business Administration from Anna University, Chennai, India
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics & Communication) from Anna University, Chennai, India
    Senior Research Analyst, TechVision

    Vandana Iyer

    Functional Expertise

    Over 9 years of experience  with leading multinational corporations and quasi-government forums  in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. Particular expertise in:

    • Global Consulting Services across Biotechnology, Biomarkers and Patent Landscapes
    • Research, Analysis, Review and Management of Scientific Projects
    • Training and Mentoring

    Career Highlights

    Worked with  global industry participants and senior executives for leading research and consulting projects across several industries, including:

    • Life Sciences, Health & Wellness
    • Personal Care Formulations
    • Biomarkers
    • Microbiomics
    • Food & Beverages

    Past work experience includes:

    • Sigma-Aldrich Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (Merck), Bangalore and Kolkata, India
    • Association Of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) India, Bangalore
    • Thomson Reuters, Chennai and Hyderabad, India

    Education

    • Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics from Loyola College, Chennai, India
    • M. Sc. Biochemistry, Calcutta University, Kolkata, India
    Senior Industry Analyst ,Associate Fellow, TechVision

    Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe

    Expertise

    Over a decade of professional expertise in chemical and biomedical engineering arenas, which include R&D activities, in several well renowned universities and multinational companies. Particular expertise in leading and executing projects related to:

    • Biopharmaceutical and biochemical modeling, simulation and optimization
    • Microelectronic implantable devices design
    • Studies in metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases applications
    • Geophysical interpretation and georeservoirs modeling

    Career Highlights

    Extensive expertise and professional development in prestigious academic and healthcare institutions:

    • Dr Rene G. Favaloro Foundation University
    • South National University
    • Comahue National University

    Professional development and technical advising along with leading firms:

    • YPF SA
    • Techint Group
    • National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI)

    Education

    • Spec. Technology and Innovation Management, National University of Tres de Febrero (AR)
    • MSc. Biomedical Engineering, Dr Rene G. Favaloro Foundation University (AR)
    • PhD. Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant, PLAPIQUI (AR), South National University, UNS (AR), National Research Council of Science and Technology, CONICET (AR)
    • BS. Chemical Engineering and Mathematics, Comahue National University, UNCO (AR)
    • Tech. Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, CEM N.5 Dr. Alicia Moreau de Justo (AR)
    Principal Analyst & Research Manager | TechVision

    Peter Adrian

    Functional Expertise
    Over 30 years of market research, consulting, interviewing, and analysis expertise, which includes analysis of market opportunities for new products/technologies, instruments, and applications, market entry and adoption strategies. Particular expertise in:

    • Sensors & automation (including  MEMS sensors, chemical sensors and sensors for harsh environments)
    • Silicon Photonics (e.g., analysis of opportunities for silicon photonics lasers, sensors, modulators, etc)
    • 3D  Printing
    • Data communication and networking technologies; Advanced Automation and materials, Power electronics

    Industry Expertise
    Experience in a broad range of sectors, leveraging key working relationships with major industry participants and executives in such areas as:

    • Sensors (including MEMS sensors,  smart sensors, biosensors, silicon carbide sensors, robotic sensors, fiber-optic sensors, smart sensors, touch and touchless sensors)
    • Silicon photonics (including silicon photonics biosensors)
    • Wireless sensors
    • Power electronics
    • Aerospace, automotive,, oil & gas
    • Interwell tracer testing

    What I bring to the Team

    • Track record of managing and fulfilling complex projects to clients’ satisfaction
    • Ability to obtain primary and secondary information often unavailable in the public domain
    • Ability to effectively interview key sources of information and industry participants, and to analyze and prioritize information
    • Ability to prepare effective reports and meet deadlines
    • Acknowledged by industry participants as a key source of information about the sensor industry

    Career Highlights

    • Extensive expertise in reporting on and analyzing opportunities for diverse sensor, instrumentation, automation software and hardware markets and technologies and in analyzing organizations globally
    • For nearly 14 years, was a partner and then owner of Vital Information Publications, which published Sensor & Automation newsletters and conducted sensor and automation market research, consulting, and acquisition projects for numerous highly respected companies.
    • At the predecessor company to Frost & Sullivan (MIRC), developed the Sensor and Automation newsletters and market research report program
    • Focused on Sensor and Automation analysis at SRI International’s Business Intelligence Unit

    Education

    • Master’s of Business Administration courses, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
    • Master’s of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
    • Master’s Degree, Psychological Studies and Religion, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    • Bachelor’s of Arts, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
    Principal Consultant | TechVision

    Mike Valenti

    Functional Expertise

    20 years of technological reporting, data gathering, and information analysis expertise, which includes developing story ideas, writing and editing my own work and that of other analysts. Particular expertise in:

    • Advanced Materials
    • Energy
    • Aerospace & Defense , Automotive and Industrial

    Industry Expertise
    Experience base covering a broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives

    • Advanced Materials, such as the development of polymers, composites, fibers as well as the latest trends in adhesives for industrial applications.
    • FMCG and personal care, including custom projects on flavors, fragrances, encapsulation, taste technologies etc.
    • Aerospace and Defense, including civilian aviation, command and control, body armor, aircraft engines, radars
    • Fluid power and handling, including distributed controls for valve actuation, improvements to membrane filters used in desalination and wastewater treatment.
    • Homeland Security, including access control, biometric identification, chemical/biological/nuclear/radiological detection

    What I bring to the Team

    Superior interviewing skills with scientific and executive primary research sources from around the globe. I establish a rapport with my sources similar to a partnership that benefits both parties.

    Strong secondary research skills, ranging from technical journal mapping to white papers to government documents, and the ability to distill this information to provide more accurate analysis.

    • By working closely, and iteratively, with custom clients at the beginning of these projects I am able to bring my team’s focus on specific goals, enabling us to provide the most valuable research to our customers.

    Career Highlights

    Have presented Frost & Sullivan nanotechnology research in person to the National Institute of Standards in Gaithersburg, Md. As well as research to top level executives at leading firms including Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Maryland, and Henkel Adhesives in Hartford, Connecticut.

    Extensive experience in writing and editing articles on all phases of mechanical engineering as a senior editor at Mechanical Engineering magazine, the flagship publication of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

    Launched, wrote, and edited Frost & Sullivan’s Homeland Security Technology Alert for two years.

    Education

    Bachelor of Arts from Pace University, White Plains, New York, U.S.A.

    Senior Research Analyst | Techvision

    Debarati Sengupta

    Functional  Expertise

    6+ years of experience in technology and strategy consulting in the advanced MedTech space and Pharma industry:

    • Technology Benchmarking: Competitive intelligence and market research expertise, which includes product profiling and technical report preparation.
    • Technology Road-mapping: Development of technology roadmap based on emerging technology trends. Analyzing industry trends and growth opportunities to audiences and clients.
    • Best Practices in Innovation: Recognition and profiling Best Practices in innovation and technology in Healthcare Industry

    Industry Expertise

    Experience base covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants in medical devices, pharmaceutical, biotechnology companies.

    • Diagnostics and Testing: Point of Care Testing, biosensors
    • Medical Devices: Robotic Surgery, Wearables, Cardiac Devices, Neurostimulators, Rehabilitation Devices, Orthopedic Devices, Wound Healing, Transdermal Technologies
    • Pharmaceutical: Patient Engagement, Medication Adherence, Digital technologies in Pharma, Regenerative Medicine

    Career highlights
    Thought Leadership: Opinion articles and Leadership quotes featured in leading industry and trade journals such as MedCity News and Express Pharma.

    Key contributor and member of project design teams in consulting engagements with major global pharma and medical device companies

    Education

    • Masters graduate in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) from BIT, Mesra, India.
    • Post Graduate Diploma Intellectual Property Rights Law in National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore.
    Senior Research Analyst | TechVision

    Khadija Afia Allapitchai

    Functional Expertise
    Consulting experience across chemicals and advanced materials, including

    • Strategic planning and development
    • Technology scouting for acquisition radar projects
    • New product opportunity evaluation
    • Competitor analysis
    • Due diligence investigation
    • Exposure to financial modelling

    Industry Expertise
    R&D experience covering broad range of sectors, that include:

    • Pastes and polymers
    • Encapsulation
    • Smart glass

    What I bring to the Team

    • Strong technical knowledge on polymers, plastics, and advanced materials
    • Sound understanding of the energy industry
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to work in different work cultures and environments
    • Expertise in client interaction and project management

    Career Highlights

    • Acquisition radar project for identifying companies for mergers & acquisitions purposes on behalf of a packaging company in UK.
    • Strategic roadmap development on the list of opportunities to pursue in the encapsulation industry for a European cosmetics company.
    • Delivered strategic planning reports on emerging materials technologies, such as sustainable packaging, biodegradable polymers, and natural food colors.

    Education

    • MPhil in Advanced Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge (UK)
    • BTech in Chemical Engineering, Anna University-Guindy (India)
    Research Analyst | TechVision

    Marta Piotrowska

    Functional Expertise

    • Over 3 years of experience in nanotechnology market analysis. Particularly in:
    • New nanotechnologies and global nano-trends tracking
    • 2 years of professional nanotechnology tools sale expertise. Particular expertise in:
    • Vendor in Universities and research Institutes, spectacularly in the nanotechnology field
    • Marketing campaigns of instruments dedicated to nanotechnology
    • Worldwide operational experience
    • Public Procurement Law experience on the European area
    • 3 years of experience in developing new semiconducting nanomaterial for photovoltaics

    Industry Expertise

    • Nanotechnology in general
    • Photovoltaics
    • Laboratory operations
    • Chemicals and materials
    • Functional additives, preservatives and APIs for F&B, FMCG and pharma industries

    What I bring to the Team

    • High quality of work delivered always on time
    • Operational and organizational skills
    • Positive energy with „yes I can” attitude

    Career Highlight

    • Participation in Nanodata project for European Commission, including tracking of nano-trends and nanotechnology activity in European and global market
    • Before Frost & Sullivan product management experience within instruments dedicated to nanotechnology analysis

    Education

    • Languages: English, Italian, Polish
    • Master of Science at Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
    Senior Research Analyst | TechVision

    Sanchari Chatterjee

    Functional Expertise

    • More than five years on technology consulting experience working with major chemicals, materials and coating companies.
    • Three years of industry experience focused on R&D and Quality Control involved in:
    • Various laboratory projects on commercial product improvisation in chemicals and ingredients manufacturer.
    • Special projects on the innovation of Ammonia free glass cleaners, toilet cleaners, Fabric Softeners & whiteners, Utensil cleaners, Floor Cleaners, Hand washes and various types of other commercial FMCG products.
    • Competent with carbon black & special black quality testing.

    Industry Expertise

    Experience base covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives

    • Carbon Black Industry- Manufacturing, Processing and Quality Control
    • FMCG- Product innovation
    • Training Certificate obtained National Accreditation Board  for testing and calibration

    What I bring to the Team

    • Qualitative & Analytical research
    • Insights on nascent and commercialized technology
    • Tracking of developments in Materials and Coatings cluster
    • Intensive analysis of market research and funds

    Career Highlights

    • A good number of years in several leading chemical & FMCG firms:
    • Himadri Chemicals & Industries Limited, Kolkata
    • Sulekha Works Limited, Kolkata

    Education

    • Bachelors of Technology in Chemical Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    Senior Research Analyst, TechVision

    Deepak Jayakumar

    Functional Expertise

    Intensive education in core biotechnology areas led to further pursuance of specialized courses in genetic technology and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Skills obtained from my educational background were applied proficiently in the Bipharmaceutical Industry along with the development of time management skills which now help me deliver quality analysis work related to:

    • Biosimilars Manufacturing
    • Stem Cell and Recombinant Technology
    • Biopharmaceutical Industry
    • Academia Research Developments in Multiple Areas of Biotechnology
    • Clinical Studies Development

    Career Highlights

    Extensive expertise and professional development in prestigious academic and healthcare institutions:

    • Worked in one of India’s largest biosimilars manufacturing (Trastuzumab, alzumab and Nimotuzumab) plant at Biocon.
    • Served as the youngest Shift-in-charge for Upstream Manufacturing process during my time at Biocon.
    • Did a thorough and comprehensive technology analysis on Organ-on-a-chip Industry identifying key participants and their potential impact

    Education

    • B.Tech. Industrial Biotechnology, SRM University, India
    • MS Biotechnology, New York University, USA
    Senior Research Analyst, Advanced Materials & Coatings | TechVision

    Aniruddha Roy

    Functional Expertise
    Experience in research and consulting focusing on advanced materials, polymers and coatings. Particular expertise in:

    • Tracking of Emerging Technologies
    • Company profiling and analysis
    • Competitive Benchmarking and Opportunity landscaping
    • Potential Partner Searching for a particular technology

    Industry Expertise

    • Experience base covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives
    • Nanomaterials, nanocoatings
    • Self-healing technologies including materials and coatings
    • Coatings
    • Functional films for packaging
    • Reinforced composites such as carbon fibers and hybrid glass carbon-based composites
    • Lightweight materials such as high strength steel, advanced high strength steel, graphene
    • Bio-based materials

    What I bring to the Team

    • Sound expertise in qualitative & analytical research
    • Good understanding of technological developments in the advanced materials, polymers and coatings space
    • Excellent Team player
    • Good problem solving skills

    Career Highlights

    • Prior to Frost & Sullivan, was working with Egon Zehnder, an executive search firm
    • Role: Research Analyst aligned to the Chemicals & Process Industries, Bangalore & New Delhi

    Education

    • Bachelors of Technology, Polymer Science & Technology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
    • Bachelors of Science, Chemistry, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
    Senior Consultant, TechVision

    Manmohan Singh

    Expertise

    More than 10 years of  Management Consulting experience across diverse industries and technology verticals, having worked on over 100 projects for Corporates, Governments, and Public R&D institutions. Particular expertise in :

    • Innovation, IP Asset Management, Emerging Technologies and Strategic frameworks for Business Decision Making
    • Technology Due-diligence and Technology Roadmapping, Intellectual Property Business Intelligence (IP-BI)
    • IP Valuation and Technology Transfer Support.
    • Patent Mining & Patent Analytics, Patent Landscape study, Patent Portfolio Assessment, Freedom to Operate studies, White space analysis, Patentability assessment etc.
    • Advised Senior Level Executives from Corporate R&D, Governments, Universities, and Public R&D institutions in various projects across the IP Lifecycle (Ideation to Monetization). It involved developing Innovation pipeline, formulating IP strategy in sync with corporate strategy, Future R&D Roadmap , Investment Strategy etc.
    • Worked on numerous projects across diverse industries such as Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Medical devices, Chemicals, Materials, Foods, Automotive & Transport, ICT, Renewable Energy etc.
    • Good understating of Patent law, Patent filing process and regulatory framework in developed, developing and emerging economies.

    Career Highlights

    • Analyst in Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical division of Global IP Analytics firm
    • Co-authored research paper in peer-reviewed International Journal on “Global IP Markets”.
    • Project Lead for Research project in area of Computational Biology and Bio-informatics at IIT Bombay

    Education

    • “Post Graduate Diploma in Patent Law” from National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, India.
    • “MS in Biotechnology” from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India.
    Senior Research Analyst | Techvision

    Varun Babu

    Functional Expertise
    Result oriented Electronics Engineering professional expertise, which include Hardware and Software Design.

    Particular expertise in:

    • Product Design and Development
    • Reverse Engineering
    • Patent Infringement

    Industry Expertise
    Hands on experience in Product Design & Development covering Electronics and Electrical sectors with specialization in

    • Embedded Software Programming
    • Hardware Design and Debugging
    • Product development in Renewable Energy (Solar) Sector
    • Data Mining and Patent Drafting
    • Intellectual Property Analysis and Service Support

    What I bring to the Team

      • Assessment of key product/technology innovation & developments in the technological market through data mining and analysis.
      • Focus on R&D management areas and understand the business impact of technology/product innovations
    • Patent classification according to domain-specific, evaluation and report generation.

    Career Highlights

    • Extensive expertise in Embedded Software Programming, Reverse Engineering and Patent Infringement Analysis.
      Before Frost and Sullivan, worked with
    • Kripya Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India.
    • Kripya Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India.

    Education

    • MBA – Technology Management from Anna University, Chennai, India.
    • BE – Electronics and Instrumentation from Anna University, Chennai, India.
    Principal Analyst | TechVision

    Nadzeya Viktarovich

    Functional Expertise

    • 5 years of experience in Energy sector , which include development of renewable energy application technologies like solar, wind, geothermal and energy conservation implementation.
    • 4 years research in Trigeneration of Electricity, Heat and Cooling, as well as, different techniques of storage of excess energy in automotive systems.
    • 4 years research in design parameters of wind speed with the prospects of using wind energy.

    Particular expertise in:

    • Technical consultancy of electrical systems.
    • Building of sustainable long-term business relationships with customers.

    Industry Expertise
    Prior experience in:

    • Energy Management in Sustainable Energy Systems
    • Solar, Biomass and biogas systems
    • Energy, Environmental and Building Technologies
    • Operational Savings in Energy, Water, Waste
    • Renewable Energy Systems Installation

    What I bring to the Team

    • Years of contacts with professionals and academics related to the energy sector
    • High analytical, interpersonal and organisational skills
    • Positive energy and energy-saving lifestyle

    Career Highlights

    • Participation in Brest Regional Energy Conservation Project, including identification of energy losses, optimization of energy demand and supply, analysis of results after energy-saving implementation.
    • Before Frost & Sullivan energy management experience dedicated to optimization of energy consumption and the rational management of energy carriers.

    Education

      • B.Eng. from Belarusian National Technical University, Belarus
      • M.Sc.Eng. from Lublin University of Technology, Poland
    Research Analyst | TechVision

    Dhiraj Pramod Badgujar

    Functional Expertise
    More than 4 years of experience in Telecom Media and Technology with expertise in secondary and primary research in the areas of emerging technologies. Particular expertise in:

    • Business Intelligence
    • Market Research
    • Business Consulting

    Industry Expertise

    Expertise in telecom services, and in technologies including AI, Blockchain, Network Security, NLP, Intelligent Networks, IoT and 5G

    Career Highlights
    Has experience in research and consulting projects for the TMT sector. Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, worked on consulting projects, reports and trackers pertaining to TMT domain covering topics such as: Service Providers & Market, Intelligent Networks, IoT, Consumer services, Mobile Payments, Telco-TV, Pay TV Benchmarking, Mobile Advertising and Regulations topics

    • Telecom Analyst – Ovum, Hyderabad, India
    • Business research Associate – Netscribes India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai

    Education

    • Bachelor Of Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication, University of Pune, Pune, India
    • MBA/MPTM, Aegis School of Business & Telecommunication, Navi Mumbai, India
    Research Analyst | TechVision

    Hiten Kamleshkumar Shah

    Functional Expertise
    3 years of Market Research & Consulting expertise, closely working with clients in major ICT companies.
    Particular expertise in:

    • Content Creation & Visualization
    • Telecommunications
    • Blockchain
    • IoT

    Industry Expertise
    Experience base covering a broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ and Senior Executives.

    Career Highlights

    • Extensive expertise in ICT consulting.
    • Served as a consultant for leading research companies including:
    • Blueocean Market Intelligence, Bangalore
    • Persistence Market Research, Pune

    Education

    • MBA from Alliance University, Bangalore, India
    • BBA from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Gujarat

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