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Manjunatha G Kukkuru

AVP and Principal Research Analyst, Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions

Manjunatha G Kukkuru

About Manjunatha

Manjunatha is an Associate Vice President and Principal Research Analyst of the Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions (iCETS) unit. He is an intrapreneur incubating emerging technology led offerings for Infosys. He leads the development of new offerings across Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), autonomous systems and automation He is also responsible for Go-To-Market of emerging technology offerings in iCETS.

Manjunatha leads and support several aspects of co-creating innovation between Infosys and its clients. As a founding member of this approach and enabling teams, he inspires investments for innovative products and services, designs and build innovation capabilities, institutionalize new ideas from concept to reality, develops innovation process, tools, techniques, systems and ecosystems, and research on companies, industries and technologies.

Manjunatha has been a key contributor in creating a culture of innovation and innovation infrastructure for Infosys with programs like Co-creation, Flatworld, Building Tomorrow's Enterprise, Murmuration, Hackathon, Labstorm and Zero Distance. He is currently part of the Be the Navigator Program at Infosys, bringing grass roots innovation to clients. His other interests include the larger context of societal change, economy, politics and history.

Manjunatha has experience across trends research, valuation and costing, mentoring startups, strategy and IT consulting, and aerospace research with aircraft research and design center.

Past Experience

Deloitte India (SBB)
Senior Consultant - Business Re-engineering and Technology adoption 2000 - 2003

Education

University of Oxford - Said Business School
Leadership in Innovation Management, Innovation, Chevening Scholarship

T.A. Pai Management Institute
Masters of Business Administration, specializing in finance and IT

M.S Ramaiah Institute of Technology
Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, distinction