Otodato Welcomes Dr. Gopichand Katragadda on its Board

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 28 January 2019, 13:23 Hrs
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Dr. Gopichand Katragadda

The first of its kind neutral automotive value-added services platform for connected vehicles, Otodato has strengthened its management by welcoming with the joining of Dr Gopichand Katragadda, Former CTO Tata Group and Founder & CEO Myelin Foundry on its board.   Dr Gopichand Katragadda said, "I am delighted to be part of Otodato. The company has innovative offerings for the Indian automotive industry. I look forward to supporting Otodato’s vision of building a connected vehicle ecosystem.”

On this occasion, Mr Rajan Malhotra, CEO & Founder, Otodato says, “As Otodato expands itself for specialised new age services for connected vehicles, Dr Katragadda’s vast experience and overall global vision will be extremely valuable for us. We are confident that his inputs and counsel will support Otodato as we continue to grow.”

With his immense experience, Dr Katragadda will bring a fresh approach to the company which will be useful for technology development, product strategy and overall business strategy. Dr Katragadda is the Founder & CEO of Myelin Foundry, an AI company with a vision to transform human experiences human experiences and outcomes in healthcare and media & entertainment.  He is also serving as an Independent Director of Bosch India Limited.  

Till January 2019, Dr Gopichand was the Group Chief Technology Officer and Innovation Head of Tata Sons. At Tata Sons, he facilitated the development of pioneering products and services, strategic technology collaboration, and innovation across the $100 Billion Tata Group.  Previously, as the Chairman and Managing Director of GE India Technology Centre, he helped grow GE’s largest R&D Centre – the John F. Welch Technology Centre, to be amongst the world's leaders in intellectual property generation.

Dr.Gopichand  is the Chairman of the CII National Technology Committee and the CII Western Region Innovation Taskforce.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. He is a GE Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.  He helped establish the Advanced Materials CoE at IIT-Madras and the Advanced Manufacturing CoE at IIT-Kharagpur. He has framed the CII-Tata Communications Digital Transformation CoE. Dr.Gopichand also set up and managed the ongoing Tata research collaborations with Harvard and Yale.  He has authored a book on innovation titled “SMASH,” currently in its second edition.

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