Dr Tamaswati Ghosh, CEO, IITM Incubation Cell
A graduate of Queen's University, Canada (BSc Honors, Biochemistry & BA, Mathematics) and Imperial College London, UK (PhD, Molecular Biosciences), Tamaswati decided to pursue her interest in technology-based entrepreneurship. She has served as COO in SEAl, a leading SAP ERP partner in East Africa. As Director of Skylark, an FMCG company in Kenya, she led initiatives to bring professional organization and accountability. She is also the CEO of IITM's sector-specific incubator, IITM's Rural Technology and Business Incubator (RTBI)
A graduate in Economics & Postgraduate in Management with specialisation in Marketing from Mumbai University, Priya has 7 years of experience working with reputed media houses in the country like Times of India & The Week Magazine - Malayala Manorama. Priya is a certified GRI 4, CSR & sustainability professional with in-depth technical knowledge in sustainability monitoring and reporting and has managed projects for a wide variety of Corporates / NGO’s and private organisations like ITDP (International Transport Development Institute), TeachforIndia, CPCL among others.
Jayalakshmi Umadikar, Senior Manager - Academic Liaison (IITMIC & RTBI)
With Masters in Physics and Computer Applications, Jaya has over 20 years of varied technology experience, from teaching & research to software development. Out of this, she has over 6 years of personal entrepreneurial experience, as a partner in a start-up venture in Israel. She has been associated with RTBI for 5 years. Leading the agriculture initiative in RTBI to develop and implement technologies for the benefit of farmers, she has published papers in reputed journals and contributed chapters to books on Usability Research.
Jayabala Subramaniam, Senior Incubation Officer
A post graduate in Management with specialization in Finance, Jayabala has over three years of experience in the banking sector, primarily in electronic payment operations. As an employee of a banking establishment she had completed the junior and certified associate examination held by the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance.
Sudha S, Senior Manager - Seed Fund (RTBI)
With BA in Finance & Credit Banking, Sudha worked with Banks and Financial Institutions over 15 years and been with RTBI for over 6 years.
Elizabeth Idikula, Incubation Associate
An Economics and Business graduate from Macquarie University - Australia, whose work with smart sensors as part of an innovation internship, marked the beginning of her association with innovation and new technologies. She later published research reports in various fields such as Organic Food, MEMS Microphones and MEMS Oscillators, in the capacity of a Research Analyst at a technology based research firm.
Sonam Maju, Incubation Associate
A B.tech graduate in Information Technology and postgraduate in Computer Science Engineering, Sonam did her internship in Startup Village,Kochi and after her masters she joined Bagyourjob.com and helped to develop a job portal widget for colleges. She later joined Cochin Institute of Science and Technology, where she served in the capacity of Assistant Professor and Placement Coordinator in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering .She has also published papers on Internet Of Things and Cloud Computing in some reputed journals as well.