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Shweta Berry

Head of Strategic Alliances- Industry & Academia, Marcom and CSR at Aeris Communications India Pvt. Ltd

New Delhi, India

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I am a seasoned evangelist in the IoT and Emerging Technologies Marketing & Communications space, Strategic Alliances & a Content Strategist. Have 19+ years of rich experience working with multiple MNC's, mid-tier & start-ups, such as, Tech Mahindra, Magnaquest Technologies, NIIT Ltd., among others. Currently I am managing diverse portfolio which includes Strategic Alliances- Industry & Academia, Events & Corporate Social Responsibility for Aeris Communications India Pvt. Ltd., pioneers in the IoT technology. I am responsible for establishing the ‘IoT-Centre of Excellence’ in technical universities, signed MoUs with IIT-BHU, Varanasi, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai and Sharda University, Greater Noida. I have Masters in International Business certification from Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM), Grenoble, France, a JCP & a GNIITian. Silver Medallist in the field of Marketing, I majored in Marketing & Information Technology, PGDBM from IILM, New Delhi. I also hold Master’s degree in History from Delhi University.
Credentials
•Recognised as 1 among 100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders (Global Listing),CSR World Congress, 2017.
•“Industry Mentor” to MBA students at New Delhi Institute of Management for 2 consecutive years 2017 &18
•Part of Grand Jury for E-NGO Challenge 2016, initiative of Digital Empowerment Foundation
•Member of the IILM Academic Advisory & the Board of Governors
•Co-authored IoT Courseware for university graduates & technology enthusiasts.
•Speaker, moderator & panelist at multiple national & international forums & premier MBA institutes
Specialties:
::Innovative: resourceful & able to “do a lot with a little”
::Adaptable: capable of rapidly learning new tasks & adjusting to changing conditions, such as during times of adversity & staff reductions
::Flexible:able to balance & prioritize requests from multiple audiences & thrive is a fast-paced environment

Shweta BerryPoints
Academic0
Author13
Influencer7
Speaker40
Entrepreneur0
Total60

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Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Strategy
Theatre: India, APAC and Africa
Media Experience: 19

Areas of Expertise

Culture 30.39
Digital Disruption 37.40
Digital Transformation 30.18
Emerging Technology 41.91
Health and Safety 31.30
Innovation 30.60
IoT 46.43
Management 30.85
Marketing
Mobility 31.59
Social 36.26
Startups
Sustainability 60
Lean Startup 31.63
Future of Work 30.96

Industry Experience

Publications

10 Article/Blogs
’Tractors-as-a-Service’ in India & ASEAN Region at FICCI session on IoT in Agriculture
Linkedin
September 04, 2018
India, Africa and ASEAN has its roots in agrarian societies and agriculture occupies a special role in the socio-economic development. It is an important driver for social, inclusive growth; an essential source of export earnings; a guarantor of food availability to its citizens; and a source of employment directly and through agriculture-related, value adding activities. Despite rural India being predominantly agrarian, less than 30% of our farmers use the necessary equipment that facilitates productive and profitable work. Similarly, the ASEAN per capita arable land area is 0.12 hectare, among the smallest in the world. Across the regions, the small landholdings make it unviable for farmers to own agri-machinery and implements. Tractors form an integral part of farm mechanization and have a crucial role to play in increasing agricultural productivity. But, the small farmers can barely afford high-cap equipment and often take loans to buy them, which often adds onto the financial burden with a bad crop yield season. Hence, the Indian agrarian landscape is characterized by large populations of small farm holders, where the common farmer is managing a plot of land too small to justify investing in heavy equipment. The Hello Tractor and Aeris alliance provides a process that applies technology to enable “Tractor-as-a-service” for bringing down the burden of capex for small farm holders to ‘Zero’ for the high-cap agricultural equipment. Even from the opex point of view, currently monthly rentals is a norm which does not account for the actual usage of the tractor in field or for other commercial use. With the Aeris IoT solutions, tractor tracking, utilization time and billing is simplified, based on time in the field and area covered.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, IoT, Social

APPLYING CONNECTED TECHNOLOGY IN BUILDING GRASSROOT CIVIL SOCIETY CADRE FOR EFFECTIVENESS AND TRANSPARENCY
Linkedin
September 04, 2018
Leveraging ICT for the Development Sector, Aeris aims to bring a positive social impact with digital empowerment and has launched indigenously developed flagship digital offering to the social sector.The ‘TechNirmal’ App was soft launched on February 2018 in New Delhi. ?Welthungerhilfe is implementing "Building grass- roots civil society cadres for effectiveness and transparency" programme in seven states of India: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Rajasthan. The EU co-funded programme is being implemented in partnership with local NGO partners. The information about water bodies in the project area plays a vital role in the sustainability of the initiative. The TechNirmal project is an initiative towards applying ICT for Development. Currently, awareness on conservation and revival of water bodies is being done by organizing river nadi yatras and shramdaan. The data from the sites is collected and the corresponding reporting is done manually. This is prone to human errors and delays. Therefore, a more accurate tool that collects information in real time is needed. In addition, there was a problem in communicating the major events and meetings at the pan-India level to volunteers working in remote areas. At Present, there has been no initiative in mapping the water bodies by any organization using technology, and, therefore the TechNirmal project can pave way for scaling up by different stakeholders including the Government. The project includes the training of community leaders on how to monitor the water bodies being revived in the area using simple tools like their own mobile phones. This monitoring tool for water bodies will enable the communities to track the encroachment of water bodies on their own and will function as a social accountability tool.

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Tags: IoT, Social, Sustainability

Aeris & IIT BHU Collaborate to Launch ‘Internet of Things – Centre of Excellence’ to Make India an Innovation Destination
Linkedin
July 18, 2018
The collaboration between Aeris and IIT BHU, one of the top engineering institutes in India, will enable the creation of indigenous and innovative IoT solutions, supporting the “Digital India” mission and “Make in India” initiative. The Aeris® IoT platform will be deployed at the IoT-CoE as part of the MCIIE and will be used by IIT-BHU scholars for projects of academic interest, as well as serving as an incubation platform for startups for the development of connected and integrated smart solutions. Aeris employees from India and USA will provide training and hands-on experiences in IoT technology.

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Tags: Innovation, IoT, Lean Startup

How IoT is Propelling Service And Business Model Transformation
M2M Cafe, the Discussion Forum Of Machines
August 04, 2017
The very fact that machines have started talking to machines and humans can utilize the data in real time opens up plethora of technological opportunities, leading to the development of new services and business models. And, the Internet of Things (IoT) is at the centre stage of this very technological possibility!

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, IoT

It’s time to move from a philanthropic to strategic approach
Inomy Media Pvt Ltd
October 16, 2016
The need of the hour is to address the root causes of our present unsustainability with greater sensitivity towards local issues take a transformative CSR approach with the adoption of a purpose-driven and principle based thinking. And NGOs have the power to play a significant role as catalysts and enablers for organisations in this transformation journey towards ushering sustainable development.

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Tags: Social, Sustainability

Improving safety outcomes and enhancing customer experiences through reliable Automotive Telematics
Smart Automotive September-October 2016 RNI No: UPENG/2015/63476 ISSN 2454-8561
September 15, 2016
The Indian auto industry is one of the largest and most competitive industry in the world. A $74
billion industry in 2015, the Indian automotive sector accounted for 7.1 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). By 2026, it is expected to achieve a turnover of $300 billion clocking a CAGR of ~ 15 percent (Society of Indian Automotive Manufacturers). Driven by the consumer’s digital lifestyle
and enabled by the interconnectedness of everything; the Indian automotive sector is also getting disrupted rapidly.

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Disruption, IoT

It takes Two to Tango and Internet of Things is NO Exception
WhiteNote
July 04, 2016
Keeping customers close and having strong partners in the IoT ecosystem defines the road to success

Wondering, what’s common in Tango and Internet of Things (IoT)? Well, nothing much except for the fact that

It takes two individuals to partner for Tango dancing. And, given the huge opportunity size, scale and elements of IoT, this indeed is not a game for solo players, even if they are big industry giants.
That the tango consists of a variety of styles that developed in different regions and eras of Argentina as well as in other locations around the world, and, IoT is bringing different verticals and varied players from across the globe, together.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, IoT

Choosing an IoT Platform Provider, Part I
Aeris Communications Inc.
April 21, 2016
The blog outlines the key features of an IoT platform that enable success in the IoT market. This two-part article will help guide you through the selection process.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, IoT, Management

Choosing an IoT Platform Provider, Part II
Aeris
January 27, 2016
The blog outlines the key features of an IoT platform that enable success in the IoT market. This two-part article will help guide you through the selection process.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, IoT, Management

MVNOs: The next success story in India?
CyberMedia
May 12, 2011
It will be indeed interesting to watch how MVNOs will identify their niches going beyond age and economic strata and kickoff another revolution by catalyzing 100% adoption of telecom services in India. MVNO’s are in a strong position to appeal to the customers with service innovation, enabling rapid customer acquisition. They have the dual benefit of making the market more efficient on the cost side and expediting the adoption of services on the revenue side.Though individual performances of players would vary, but MVNOs do have the potential of changing the structure, economic flows and culture of the Indian wireless industry for years to come.

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Tags: Culture, Mobility

4 Keynotes
Keynote Guest Lecture on Emerging Technologies and impact of IoT on Business & future Careers
New Delhi School of Management
September 27, 2017
New Delhi Institute of Management was established in 1992 with a view to commit to being the best MBA institute in Delhi. Since inception, through its commitment to Excellence and to raise its standard of education as a college of management, it has acquired more than a name for itself.

Today, it has emerged as one of the best MBA institutes in Delhi and in the country, a goal, that the college deems of crucial importance. The institute is committed to impart the highest quality of education and exposure to help develop the next generation of business leaders with an international outlook and capability of adapting to change.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, IoT

Keynote speech on Impact of IoT on Business and Future Careers at IMT Gaziabad, 2017
IMT Ghaziabad
January 12, 2017
Keynote speech and an interactive session on Impact of IoT on Business and Future Careers for PGDM Executive batch at IMT Gaziabad, 2017

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, IoT

Keynote Speaker at the IoT Healthcare Summit 2016, The Grand Magrath Hotel, No. 30, Magrath Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025
Aeris Communications
June 17, 2016
The current Indian healthcare industry offers ample opportunities for players in the medical device industry and has become one of the leading destinations for high-end diagnostic services. Although, government initiatives like the Digital India Movement plans to improve online infrastructure, India is still miles behind the mandatory WHO prescribed doctor to patient ratio of 1:1000, leaving significant room for improvement both in the private and public sector.

The IoT Healthcare Summit 2016 aims to address these challenges in a broader platform, while the elite panel of speakers that comprise of eminent doctors, government and organizational representatives will discuss and debate the current national healthcare landscape, inadequacies, drawbacks, needs, opportunities, and the probable solutions to existing hurdles that hinder the adoption rate of global technologies like the use of IoT.

The IoT Healthcare Summit will took place on 17th June 2016 at The Grand Magrath Hotel, Bangalore, India.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Health and Safety, IoT

Keynote Speaker at the IoT Healthcare Summit 2016, The Grand Magrath Hotel, No. 30, Magrath Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025
Aeris Communications
June 17, 2016
The current Indian healthcare industry offers ample opportunities for players in the medical device industry and has become one of the leading destinations for high-end diagnostic services. Although, government initiatives like the Digital India Movement plans to improve online infrastructure, India is still miles behind the mandatory WHO prescribed doctor to patient ratio of 1:1000, leaving significant room for improvement both in the private and public sector.

The IoT Healthcare Summit 2016 aims to address these challenges in a broader platform, while the elite panel of speakers that comprise of eminent doctors, government and organizational representatives will discuss and debate the current national healthcare landscape, inadequacies, drawbacks, needs, opportunities, and the probable solutions to existing hurdles that hinder the adoption rate of global technologies like the use of IoT.

The IoT Healthcare Summit will took place on 17th June 2016 at The Grand Magrath Hotel, Bangalore, India.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Health and Safety, IoT

1 Media Interview
IoT and Future- Policy & Standards forum organised by m2m2iotpaper.com
m2m2iotpaper.com
March 13, 2017
Inaugurated in April 2013, www.m2m2iotpaper.com is a world-class news and resource portal of latest machine-to-machine (m2m) and internet of things (iot) information and its applications on key Industry Verticals namely - Agriculture, Automotive, Automation, Electronics, Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Security, Supply Chain, Telecom, Transportation,

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, IoT

2 Panels
Represented Tech industry as a Speaker & Panelist at Federation for World Academics-2nd Asia Pacific Summit On Education & Technology 2030 in the session on Redesigning Management Education Curriculum for Digital Era, 15th Feb 2018
Federation for World Academics
March 22, 2018
Pleasure to participate & represent technology industry as a Speaker & Panelist at Federation for World Academics-2nd Asia Pacific Summit On Education & Technology 2030. Session on Redesigning Management Education Curriculum for Digital Era, 15th Feb 2018, LE-MERIDIAN, DELHI. Copanelist Dr Urvashi Makkar,Director General,Glbimr, Delhi (Session Moderator), Prof. Madhu Vij, Prof at Faculty of Management Studies,University of Delhi & Dr. S K Mahapatra, Director- @Jaipuria School of Business.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, IoT, Management

Session Moderator & Panelist at sector at CSR Symposium on Youth and Education at Visha Yuva Kendra in New Delhi.
LinkedIn
July 27, 2017
Session Moderator-Multilingual Education to enhance Education as an experience for all communities -- Panelist at Leader’s Thought: Technology Vs Education

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Social, Sustainability

6 Speaking Engagements
Proud to be associated as Aeris Programme Head with Project IMPACT: Going Beyond Mobility with eRickshaw as the Vehicle of Social Transformation
LinkedIn
February 14, 2018
A moment filled with a sense of achievement with the 1st pilot launch of e-Vehicle & IoT based rural livelihood solution & services successfully concluded at the Engineers Bhawan, Institution of Engineers, India (IEI), 2 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi on 13th Feb 2018.

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Tags: IoT, Social, Sustainability

Spirituality Strengthens Social Work @Aeris Communications!
LinkedIn
February 14, 2018
His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar focus on human values represents a fresh vision for socioeconomic development as well as fosters harmonious co-existence among different peoples and cultures. His vision of a violence-free, stress-free society through the reawakening of human values has inspired millions to broaden their spheres of responsibility and work towards the betterment of the world. Dr Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar, Harry Plant and Shweta Berry from Aeris Communications were blessed to have the opportunity to spend time with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji at The Art of Living International Centre, sharing insights on the Social Sector projects it launched in India since 2016 and the areas of collaboration with the Art of Living to bring a positive social impact using the Aeris technology

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Tags: Social, Sustainability, Future of Work

Project TechNirmal- a CSR initiative by Aeris, India for water conservation with Welthungerhilfe & partners
LinkedIn
February 08, 2018
Proud to be associated as Aeris programme head with Project TechNirmal- a CSR initiative by Aeris Communications India Pvt. Ltd. for water conservation through proper monitoring and tracking community-based work using a connected digital solution.

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Tags: IoT, Social, Sustainability

IoT Business Disruptions and Future Careers at IMT Gaziabad, 2018
IMT Ghaziabad
January 21, 2018
Interactive session on IoT Business Disruptions and Future Careers for PGDM Executive batch at IMT Gaziabad, 2018

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, IoT

Session Moderator at the CSR Symposium on Youth and Education at Visha Yuva Kendra in New Delhi.
CSR Symposium
July 27, 2016
Session Moderator-Multilingual Education to enhance Education as an experience for all communities and Panelist at Leader’s Thought: Technology Vs Education CSR Symposium on Youth and Education at Visha Yuva Kendra in New Delhi.

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Tags: IoT, Social, Sustainability

Speaker at the Seminar Series on IoT: Smart City
IET
July 01, 2016
Speaker at the Seminar Series on IoT: Smart City organised by The IET, Pune, 2016

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Tags: Innovation, IoT, Sustainability

1 Whitepaper
IoT – Reshaping Society
The Institution of Engineering and Technology http://www.theiet.in/IoTwhitepapers
August 01, 2015
This whitepaper focuses on the impact of IoT on the Society, how it is reshaping the world around us. The challenges of navigating the transition are great as well. The individual, organizational, governmental and societal adjustments are non-trivial, and the impact of these adjustments will be felt by everyone. The speed of various aspects of the transition are hard to predict, but it is not difficult to see that our world will function quite differently 10-15 years from now. Being prepared to navigate the transition begins with awareness of the shifts to come and some understanding of their implications, and this paper is a start at raising the awareness.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, IoT

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