I.Vijaya Kumar (known as IVK) was the Chief Innovation Officer of INK. He drove INK’s innovation and technology strategy to inspire ideas and incubate projects of both business and social nature and showcase them on a global arena. Prior to joining INK, he was CTO of Wipro’s IT businesses covering Wipro Technologies, Wipro Infotech and Wipro BPO.
His responsibilities included Technology Strategy Planning; Governance of Center’s of Excellence, Innovation Process & external innovation, Technical Stream Management and Technology alliances with industry and academic forums. He has been with ICT industry for the last 24 plus years and is one of the leading experts in innovation management and advanced technologies incubation in India.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering in electronics & communications and did an advanced leadership program for senior executives from McGill University in collaboration with Lancaster University, UK and IIM, Bangalore. He holds certifications in ISO 9000, SEI CMM &Technology forecasting and is an experienced consultant in technology and innovation management areas in ICT industry.
He is a lead presenter in many forums covering telecom industry, media and financial & market analysts. (e.g. Innovation council of Confederation of Indian Industry, Technology expert committee of National innovation council, Technology development for Indian languages, World Economic Forum’s innovation and Cloud computing groups etc.)
His current interests include the exploration of new wireless devices, intelligent systems, integration of IT and non IT systems and ICT led innovation in social sector.