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Vishwanath Madhugiri

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Vishwanath (Vish) Madhugiri is the Chief Strategy Officer for SAAZ Technologies, a digital imaging start-up company based in Simi Valley, California.  He has nearly 30 years of experience in technology leadership and global business development. After earning master’s degrees in applied physics and business administration at Indian universities, he launched his career at the TATA Group (a huge Indian multinational conglomerate), organizing commercial/research collaborations in the UK, USA, India, Europe, and Australia. Later, in the UK, he served as Chief Innovation Officer at Lycamobile, as Head of Global Research Alliances for Infosys Technologies, and as a Member of the Management Board of CERCIA, a unit of the University of Birmingham, seeking solutions to complex problems with biologically-inspired machine-learning methods. He moved to the United States two years ago, initially as CIO and Board member at Carmatec, but recently moved to his new position at SAAZ Technologies.  Mr. Madhugiri is an invited member of the India Council on Competitiveness, the Dallas Innovation Alliance, and the Advisory Council of the Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas, and was an honored guest at Buckingham Palace in 2014, invited by Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his contributions to UK Trade and Investment and other public agencies.

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