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Vinay Solanki

Head IoT (APAC & MEA) at Lenovo

Delhi NCR, India

241 Followers

Vinay has 14+ years of experience playing roles in business development, strategy, alliances, fraud & risk management, technology and product management. He heads the Business of Internet of Things at Lenovo for APAC and MENA and prior to this worked as Director Strategy at Aeris a leading IoT player. He led IoT and Wi-Fi Business at Bharti Airtel, India and has worked as VP Technology at Goldman Sachs, in New York.

Vinay holds an MBA from IIM-A and is the founder of the world’s 4th largest IoT community IoT-NCR with 6500+ members. He is member of IET IoT, NASSCOM, DoT TEC and author on Your-Story, EFY, IoT Central, etc. He speaks on IoT, FinTech and Youth Motivations at various conferences, academic institutions and corporates including Intel DevFest, FMS Delhi, IIM-A, IoT Expo, AICRA.

Vinay SolankiPoints
Academic10
Author15
Influencer5
Speaker18
Entrepreneur0
Total48

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Management
Theatre: Global

Areas of Expertise

Emerging Technology 32.16
Innovation 31.79
IoT 44.79
Leadership
Open Innovation 32.44
Digital Transformation 31.65
Management 31.41
Marketing 31.37
AI 35.45
Analytics 31.58
Health and Safety 30.26
Cloud 30.34
AR/VR 36.67
Digital Disruption 30.31
Healthtech 31.75

Industry Experience

Financial Services & Banking
Professional Services
Telecommunications

Publications

9 Article/Blogs
Top 10 takeaways from Every Org Needs a AR Strategy
Blogspot
January 30, 2018
HBR published a post on why augmented reality will be key driver for many organization as a technology and as enabler. Derived and published top 10 take away from this post.

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Tags: AR/VR, Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation

Internet of Things for India: Story of Raju
YourStory Media
January 09, 2018
Story of a common man in India, Raju and how he progresses from an unconnected to becoming smart and connected Raju by leveraging his skills in technology and building solution in IoT and leveraging them for his day to day activities

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Tags: Analytics, AR/VR, IoT

IoT: Designing Smart Villages
NASSCOM
July 25, 2017
Applications of connected technologies in the farming, agriculture, village household and other relevant interactions in a village setting describing some real use cases around IoT for smart villages.

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Tags: IoT

IoT: Sensors and Sensing
IoT Central
July 18, 2017
Sensors and actuators play a crucial role in IoT solution and forms the core enabler of capturing information and there by valuable data from the device. This articles talks about the role of sensors and sensing information.

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Tags: IoT

Fog Computing - Making a smarter edge
LinkedIn
January 21, 2017
Fog computing is a concept where you built intelligence and processing power at the edge, which means not everything captured at the device level or at the edge need to be sent back to the cloud.

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Tags: Analytics, Cloud, IoT

IoT for Healthcare and Medical
LinkedIn
December 26, 2016
Applications of IoT in health care and medicine segment

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Tags: Health and Safety, Healthtech, IoT

Internet of Things: Sensors and Sensing
LinkedIn
November 27, 2016
Highlight the role of sensors and actuators and hence sensing information as part of the end to end IoT solution with coverage of various sensor types.

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Tags: IoT

IoT for Managing Road Accidents in India
LinkedIn
March 02, 2016
Explore various solutions which can be built using IoT and combined with other technologies to prevent road accidents. India has the highest road accident rate, almost every 1 min there is an accident in India and IoT can greatly help to solve some of the problems to either minimize or prevent accidents and damage due to accidents such as smart helmet.

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Tags: Analytics, Health and Safety, IoT

Explaining IoT to a LayMan: Machines are like Child
Qrius
January 12, 2016
Explaining Internet of Things to a layman with simple examples drawn from the interactions of a child with his/her surroundings. Machines are like a child who need capabilities like sensors to communicate about themselves.

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Tags: IoT

1 Journal Publication
Smart Places: A Consulting Perspective
Tattava Magazine, IIM Ahmedabad
January 13, 2016
A consulting perspective on smart buildings, which discusses various use cases possible in smart building and smart places.

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Tags: Innovation, IoT

1 Keynote
Faculty Development Program on IoT at Lovely Professional University
Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
August 04, 2018
Conducted both as a keynote speaker on IoT Fundamentals for a faculty batch of size 40 and students and then ran a faculty development program to evaluate various IoT projects implemented by faculty and students.

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, IoT

1 Media Interview
IoT for Rural Sector
TV GME
March 29, 2018
Discussed how IoT is playing a critical role not just in urban areas but in rural sector as well.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, IoT, Open Innovation

1 Panel
Smart Transportation and Asset Tracking using IoT
Internet and Mobile Association of India
July 25, 2018
Participated in a panel discussion on smart public transportation and mobile asset tracking solutions for India using IoT, touching upon the market size, government policies, startups and solutions.

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Tags: AI, Innovation, IoT

4 Speaking Engagements
IoT Fundamentals and relevance for MBA graduates
Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi,India
July 31, 2018
Conducted a program catering to students on FMS Delhi covering the fundamentals of IoT, applications of IoT along with a demonstration of soil moisture monitoring solution.

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Tags: AI, Innovation, IoT

Intel Dev Fest: Impact of IoT is Ubiquitious
INTEL
June 20, 2018
Internet of Things is creating a lasting impact as you explore use cases both current and future. Throughout your waking day and into the night, the IoT is adding value at work, in the home, across your community and beyond. Products, services and processes are continuously being optimized through a world of connected technologies

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Tags: IoT

TSEC Summit at BMU - IoT for Engineering Students
BML University
April 07, 2018
Spoke about what is IoT, how is it relevant for India and what kind of preparation engineering students need to build a career in IoT and AI

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Tags: IoT

IoT India Expo 2018 - IoT for Mobility Sector
Exhibitions India Group
March 08, 2018
Speaker on applications of connected technology including IoT and AI in mobility segment such as for transportation, logistics, supply chain and asset tracking

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Tags: AI, Innovation, IoT

2 Whitepapers
Airtel: Taking a closer look at IoT Ecosystem
Capacity Media
December 08, 2016
Looking at IoT ecosystem and role of telecom player in the IoT market both as service provider, network enabler and also IoT solutions provider. This is second article in series of IoT for Telecom Industry

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, IoT

Opportunities for Telco in IoT
Capacity Media
November 22, 2016
Paper talks about opportunities available in the connected solutions market for players such as Airtel in India. Airtel is India's largest telecom player and have characteristics similar to other large incumbent telecom players worldwide.

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Tags: IoT

1 Whitepaper
IoT Business Models - Smart Aggregators
IIM Ahmedabad
March 02, 2015
Whitepaper published as part of individual research project at IIM Ahmedabad, India. Paper covers concepts of IoT, its applications and also a recommended business model of smart aggregators and their role in the IoT ecosystem

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Tags: IoT, Management, Marketing

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