start: Oct 31, 2014 05:00PM
End: Oct 31, 2014 08:00PM
Venue: ICSR IIT Madras, , Chennai
Title: Technology and Innovation in Agri & Dairy Sectors in Emerging Markets – An Entrepreneur’s View
The Agri and Dairy sector in India has largely untouched by technology and innovations such as M2M, Data Analytics, Automation, Opex Models, Remote Monitoring etc. The technology developed for the same sectors in emerged economies are quite unsuitable for emerging economies due to large differences in the type of infrastructure, demographics, extension support and the financing models available to the farmers in emerging economies. This talk will focus on potential of applying the technology and innovation differently in emerging markets, and the benefits of the same to an Entrepreneur.
Ravishankar Shiroor has more than 17 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry with more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He has been an entrepreneur focused on developing & deploying M2M, Smart Systems and Internet of Things based end-to-end solutions specific to industry segments specific emerging economies like India. His company, Stellapps Technologies (incubated by RTBI IIT-M), is making significant inroads in to applying these technologies in to Dairy and Agri sectors. Apart from being an entrepreneur for the last three years, he has wide range of experience in telecommunication industry varying from working with equipment vendors, telecom service providers and software services vendors. He has worked with Telcos and TEMs in various geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Australia. He has spoken at a number of industry conferences, including IEEE International Conference on IMS, Informa IMS2.0 event and National Seminar on Advanced Communication Technologies. He has also published many industry thought leadership papers and articles on the evolving telecom network and service layers. He is also the author of several IETF drafts. Shiroor holds Bachelor of Engineering degree from University of Mysore (1993) and Masters degree in Telecommunication from IIT-Madras (1996).