Manish is co-founder & CEO of NanoHealth. NanoHealth was founded while Manish was doing his MBA from Indian School of Business, India, where he was awarded with Torch Bearer award for his leadership qualities. Before doing his MBA, Manish worked in a supply chain consulting firm, where he helped large multinational firms improve their complex business processes. Manish is an engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Shiva Subramaniam is an IT professional specialising in healthcare. Presently, he is Senior Vice President of Informatics and Analytics at GVK Bio, effectively leading the IT arm of GVK Bio. Prior to his current role, he was Vice President and Head, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, HCL Technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from IIT-BHU, Varanasi, and a Masters in Business Administration from IIM Ahmedabad. He has over twenty years of corporate experience, and has previously worked in companies such as UST Global Ltd, Mahindra Satyam Ltd, Tata IBM Limited & ITW Signode Ltd. Shiva was also the first one to see merit in NanoHealth’s vision and support us, much before we won the Hult Prize.
Hitendra Patel is an innovator who generates new ideas, products, and businesses, and speaks and teaches globally on innovation
Hitendra is the Managing Director of the Center for Innovation,
a global innovation consulting company based in Cambridge, MA.
He has helped over 50 global companies and their executive teams build innovation capabilities and get innovation results. He has helped drive innovation transformation initiatives at companies like Johnson Controls, Hewlett Packard, LG, Alibaba.com, CEMEX, Cadbury, Verizon, and P & G. He understands how to make innovation real from the top-down and bottom-up in complex and large organizations.
Hitendra is a Professor of Innovation and Growth at various top MBA programs and has taught innovation to over 5,000 students. He developed and leads the largest global innovation action program in the world. He co-founded the Global Innovation Management Institute and has been the main driver for creating certification testing standards to make innovation a management discipline across the globe.
Hitendra is also a co-founder of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest start-up accelerator for budding young entrepreneurs that provides an annual prize of $1 Million. The Hult Prize partners with President Clinton and sources globally for the best solutions/teams to end poverty in slums. Hitendra designed and manages the IXLerator for the Hult Prize.
Hitendra is a thought leader in innovation having written books such as Greenovate!, Connectivate! and Healthovate! and is currently working on DOTS! He is a global speaker having given keynote speeches at many international conferences and kicked off many executive leadership summits of Fortune 1000 companies.
Hitendra was a senior leader of Monitor Group's Innovation Practice. Before that he worked as an innovation expert at Arthur D. Little. Prior to consulting, Hitendra was technologist working at Motorola and is the owner of six patents. He is also a founder of various venture-backed companies and an angel investor.
Ronald Jonash is currently a senior partner at the IXL Center. He is on the faculty of the Hult International Business School, and on the Advisory board of Arthur D. Little. He was a senior partner of the Monitor Group where he founded and led their Innovation practice and was founder of IMI (Innovation Management Inc.). For 20 years he was the managing director of the Technology and Innovation Management Practice for Arthur D. Little worldwide. He was also Chief Innovation Officer and served on their Technology Investment Board and Management Education Institute Board.
Ron's specialties are the strategic management of innovation, technology and R & D to create and capture maximum value. With degrees in Economics and Engineering Systems from Princeton University where he also received his Master's Degree in Architecture and Design, he has led numerous executive leadership and development programs at major companies and has been a visiting lecturer at Rice, Wharton and Columbia universities and the Hult International Business School.
Ron has conducted extensive work on metrics and performance measures in these areas through both economic upturns and downturns over the last 30 years focusing on risk, opportunity and options management across a wide breadth of industries and geographies. This work is reflected in many articles as well as in a book published in 2000 titled The Innovation Premium focusing on the management of innovation and the creation and capture of innovation premiums and shareholder value. Best practices in technology sourcing and partnering were also captured in an Economist book he coauthored in 1993 entitled Leveraging Technology in the New Global Company. He is also a co-author of Greenovate! Companies Innovating to Create a More Sustainable World. He is currently writing a new book on innovation management titled Beyond Eureka: Thinking and Acting Differently to make Innovation Real and Sustainable.
Ron's consulting experience in the last ten years has focused primarily on helping companies create and develop new options for growth and profit improvement. This work has usually focused on building stronger pipelines and new business models, while managing the significant risks and uncertainties associated with these options and the frequent need to collaborate with new partners up and down the value chain.
Mr.Sammut currently holds an appointment as Senior Fellow, Health Care Management at Wharton. During his 24 years teaching at Wharton, he has created numerous courses, including Private Equity in Emerging Markets and Health Care Entrepreneurship. He has taught over 9000 students. During his career, he has founded, managed or financed over 40 companies in health care, life sciences, education and information technology globally. His primary areas of research and publication coincide with his venture and private activity: private equity and venture capital approaches to economic development; health care and biotech capacity building in the emerging markets; and, the role of the private sector in addressing needs in global health.
Mr. Sammut also Co-Founded and is Vice President, Academic Programs and University Partnerships of One University Network, an international on-line, higher education learning platform affiliated with universities internationally.
He is a visiting faculty in the Indian School of Business healthcare management program and Strathmore University Business School in Nairobi, Kenya where he founded the first Health Care Management MBA program on the African continent, as well as founding the African Institute for Health Care Management. He is a member of the Advisory Panel at the Abraaj Capital Africa Health Fund and a Senior Advisor to the Excelsior Group in Nairobi.
Outside of Wharton, Mr. Sammut was previously a Venture Partner at Burrill & Company, a merchant bank and venture capital fund focused on the life sciences and health care. His role there was capital formation and general management of overseas venture capital funds, particularly in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. He has also consulted with the IFC and World Bank on private equity, technology transfer, and venture capital program assessment. Earlier in his career he was Vice President, SR One, the venture capital arm of GSK, and Vice President for Corporate Development at Teleflex Incorporated where he led the corporate private equity fund and was responsible for M & A activity. He began his career as co-founder and CEO of the transplant organ bank in Philadelphia, the first of its kind in the United States.
He holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Villanova University in biological sciences and philosophy, holds an MBA from the Wharton School and is a DBA Candidate at the Fox School of Business at Temple University.