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Samiran Ghosh

Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Co | Startup Mentor | Author at Independent

Mumbai, India

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In a career spanning 25 years, Samiran has held key roles at Microsoft, Dun & Bradstreet, IBM and TCS. Some of the senior leadership positions he has held recently are Chief Digital Advisor at Microsoft India and APAC Head of Technology for Dun & Bradstreet. Prior to that, during his 14 years at IBM, he did multiple roles across Consulting, Sales, Global Delivery, Solutioning, Research and Product Development. He took a one year sabbatical from IBM to work at the National Institute for Smart Government on several e-governance projects including the Aadhaar project.

Some of his most recent work in the digital arena include:
1. Helped design India’s first indigenously built sports car right from prototyping using the HoloLens through data monetization modelling up to the car launch in the Geneva Auto Show and in the Forza Horizon 3 X-Box game where it had than 3 million downloads – all of this using Microsoft’s own Connected Vehicle Platform along with 3rd party solutions
2. Helped conceptualise and develop functionality like connected farms, AI-based advisory, precision farming and traceability for Microsoft’s Digital Agriculture Platform that is now being socialized with key customers before commercial release. Currently he is also helping a client build their own agri-marketplace to improve farm yields and farmer realisations
3. Used Microsoft’s Smart Spaces / Smart Cities offering on the Azure Platform to deliver a working POC for the Microsoft campus expansion project at Redmond which is 145 structures across 500 acres, with 15MN sq. ft. providing office and lab space for nearly 59,000 people. In its first year alone, the POC saved $2MN with a clear visibility to save much more in the years ahead.

He has written for leading technology journals, is a guest lecturer at premier Indian and international universities, is an acknowledged AI Influencer and a TEDx Speaker. Apart from being a Senior Advisor at a leading management consulting firm, he also advises a few startups and is co-authoring a book on Blockchain and one on Artificial Intelligence to be published by Wiley in 2020.

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Mumbai, India
Speaking Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Blockchain

Samiran GhoshPoints
Academic20
Author12
Influencer265
Speaker20
Entrepreneur120
Total437

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Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Individual
Theatre: Global
Media Experience: 7 years

Areas of Expertise

AI 31.96
Analytics 37.72
Autonomous Vehicles
Blockchain 47.77
Cloud 30.56
Digital Disruption 38.88
Digital Transformation 34.79
Emerging Technology 50.62
Innovation 30.63
Social
Startups 30.25
Open Innovation 31.89
AR/VR 32.41
Retail 30.34
Culture 30.63
Management 32.70
Risk Management 41.01
Edtech 31.87
Govtech 31.15
Sustainability 31.17
Predictive Analytics 39.15
Supply Chain 36.03
Design Thinking 46.37
Change Management 31.68
IoT
Fintech 31.70
Mobility 31.01
Future of Work 30.58
Big Data 32.56
Leadership 30.11
Cryptocurrency 66.56
Cybersecurity 30.43

Industry Experience

Agriculture & Mining
Automotive
Financial Services & Banking
Healthcare
Professional Services

Publications

2 Advisory Board Memberships
Senior Advisor at Rubix Data Sciences
Senior Advisor
April 01, 2019

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Tags: Predictive Analytics, Risk Management, Supply Chain

IAMAI Blockchain Commitee
Economic Times
October 15, 2018
Member of the Internet and Mobile Association of India Blockchain Committee

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Tags: Blockchain, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

6 Article/Blogs
The Evolving Nature of Cryptocurrency Regulations
LinkedIn
July 06, 2019
This is an abstract submitted and accepted for a chapter in a book about payment technologies to be jointly published by Fintech Circle and Wiley. The complete chapter will be featured in the book to be published sometime in 2020

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Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Fintech

Vacancies, Vacancies Everywhere: Why The Government Can't Attract The Right Talent
Huffington Post
March 04, 2016
Article in the Huffington Post India

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Govtech

mLearning: The Chance To Enhance Education In Developing Nations
elearningindustry.com
January 30, 2016
Article in eLearning Magazine

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Edtech, Startups

Distance Learning: Still A Distant Possibility?
elearningindustry.com
January 17, 2016
The model of the future seems to be a hybrid of what we have been used in terms of the
classical approach to teaching on the one side and then a bouquet of learning options
across various media and devices that be a woven together to create a composite whole.

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Tags: Edtech, Sustainability

Beyond the Great (Fire) Wall of China
CIO Review
December 15, 2015
The Golden Shield Project, or the GFW (Greater China Firewall) was put in place to regulate internet traffic and it blocks upwards of 90 percent, which translates into more than 2500 sites including the likes of Facebook and Twitter. Loading a non-China hosted web site takes 10-15 seconds more than if it would have been hosted in-country. It is very common for end-users in China to see a 30-second Web page load time for a page that loads in 3 seconds in the UK or Paris. This renders the website or web application unusable. Methods employed by GFW to manage content include DNS blocking, Connection phasing, URL keyword blocking and page content scanning.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Retail

Only "Selfish CSR" is sustainable
LinkedIn
July 09, 2015
If the "C"in CSR stands for Corporate, then why should we not follow all corporate practices in the process of executing on social responsibility. Should CSR be unrelated to corporate activity? Why can it not be with selfish interest and with a motive of maximizing gain (albeit not always monetary gain) like all good capitalist logic dictates.

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Tags: Culture, Leadership, Sustainability

2 Entrepreneur in Residences
Ambassador for Uniris
https://uniris.io/
July 12, 2019
Advocacy for a fairly unique blockchain solution from Uniris

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Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Emerging Technology

Curator and Ideator
Ideaearth
May 01, 2019

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Tags: Design Thinking, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

1 Influencer Award
AI Influencer
Rise Global
June 13, 2019
In the Top 50 AI Influencers list from Rise Global

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Tags: Analytics, AI, Big Data

3 Keynotes
Digital Platform Roadmap: Setting a course for Transformation
GE
December 07, 2017
Keynote at GE Tech Talks event on #Digital Platform Roadmap: Setting a course for Transformation

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Fiinancial Inclusion 2.0 aided by Mobility
Dun & Bradstreet
November 27, 2017

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Fintech, Mobility

Automation as a productivity lever for enterprises
Dun & Bradstreet
October 23, 2017

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, Innovation

2 Media Interviews
Managing In-House Teams in APAC
APAC CIO Outlook
June 14, 2016
Interview carried in the APAC CIO Outlook magazine

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Tags: Culture, Emerging Technology, Management

CIO Wall
CIO Section for Economic Times
September 23, 2014
Interview in ETCIO Online Magazine

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Tags: Cloud, Management, Risk Management

2 Panels
Digital Transformation Best Practices
S P Jain IT Conclave
February 03, 2017

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

Data Science Panel Discussion
IIT Delhi
August 14, 2015
At a panel discussion at IIT-Delhi #analytics #bigdata #datascience

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Big Data

1 Speaking Engagement
Is eternal life a reality? Some would say Yes.
TEDx
August 20, 2018
Samiran Ghosh talks about how technology is taking us towards eternal life. And how things that we see in theory might turn to reality , as it has been becoming lately. He also emphasis on the way people take their lives into finding the meaning and definition of it.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Open Innovation

4 Visiting Lecturers
Digital Transformation Case Studies
INSEAD
September 18, 2018
Lecture to a class at INSEAD Singapore

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Tags: AR/VR, Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology

Managing IT across APAC
IIM-Lucknow
November 01, 2015
Addressed ISACA chapter @IIML on interesting facets of #apac it management

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Transformation, Management

Prevalence of Shadow IT
IIM Indore
September 09, 2015
Spoke @iimi on #ShadowIT as an #trend with 50% of #itspend coming from non-IT depts.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Management, Risk Management

Business Data Quality and Analytics
IIT Mumbai
September 07, 2015
Session with @SJMSoM students on .@DnBUS business, data quality and #analytics

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Disruption

2 Whitepapers
A Truly Decentralized and Limitless Network
https://uniris.io/
September 09, 2019
Cryptocurrency economy introduced a disruptive way to invest & protect assets, irrespective of government or regulatory instability. Yet it remains a promise to be delivered. Uniris aims to deliver that promise of secure, scalable, decentralized World. After 4 years of research, Uniris introduces ARCH consensus that provides 10-9 risk of fraud even at 90% malicious network activity unlike dBFT, dPoS or DAG. Similarly, even after a decade of mathematically proven trust of blockchains, mass adoption remains a pipe dream. Uniris brings mass adoption by providing the missing link of Human/Computer interaction by using a tamper-proof biometric authentication inside a new blockchain ecosystem - truly decentralized and designed to survive for centuries.

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Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Emerging Technology

A Truly Decentralized and Limitless Network
https://uniris.io/
August 12, 2019
In the following document and through four successive publications, we present the Uniris solution and how its blockchain provides a counterpoint to every single weakness of current blockchains – provides a decentralized and interoperable identity for every use-case – supports millions of transactions per second avoiding known security breaches – provides a governance integrating the community as a whole and, finally, offers the prospect of a tamper-proof, universal and risk-free human-machine interaction system.

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Tags: Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity

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Digital Strategy and Implementation

Location: Mumbai, India. Available for t    Date Available: July 15th, 2019    Fees: Negotiable

Submission Date: July 03rd, 2019    Service Type: Service Offered

Have worked in the CIO Office at IBM and as the CIO for APAC for Dun & Bradstreet where I successfully led large transformation programs

In my roles as a truster advisor at IBM, Microsoft and McKinsey, have partnered with CXOs to transform their customer engagement, employee experience, business model and operations by
- Reimagining and envisioning their digital transformation journeys
- Enabling them to rapidly experiment with new use cases / technologies like Mixed Reality, Connected Vehicles, Blockchain, BOTs, IOT and AI


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