Geetha Manjunath

Dr. Geetha Manjunath is the Founder, CEO and CTO of NIRAMAI. She has over 25 years of experience in IT research and has led many innovative projects in Healthcare and Transportation, especially catering to Emerging Market needs. Until end of 2016, she was a Lab Director heading Data Analytics Research in Xerox India.  Prior to that, she was a Principal Research Scientist at Hewlett Packard Laboratories for 17 years, and a member of the C-DAC team which built the first commercial supercomputer from India.

She holds a PhD in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science and management education from Kellogg’s School of Management Chicago. Geetha has won many international and national recognition for her innovations and entrapreneural work. She was awarded the Computer Society of India Gold Medal  in 1991 and  TR Shamanna State Award from Karnataka in 1989. She was named as one of the top 50 NASCCOM IT Innovators in 2009.   Among several accolades from Hewlett Packard, her outstanding innovation called SiteOnMobile was tagged as a  “HP Legend”. She was also the winner of 2010 MIT Tech Review Grand Challenges for Technologists in Healthcare category. She has co-authored a book on Cloud Technologies called “Moving to the Cloud” which was published by Elsevier Syngress Publications.  She is a Senior member of IEEE and past Chair of IEEE  Computer Society, Bangalore Chapter. She is the inventor of 15 US patents with more pending grant. She was awarded BIRAC WinER Award 2018 for her Entrepreneurial Research.