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Mastering Innovation: December 13, 2018

Hosts Nicolaj Siggelkow, Harbir Singh, and Saikat Chaudhuri are joined by Scott Snyder (Partner, Heidrick & Struggles) and Ravi Rishy-Maharaj (CEO and Founder, GigSky) on the Thursday, December 13, 2018 edition of Mastering Innovation.

Air Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Ravi Rishy-Maharaj

Air Time: 4:30 pm
Featuring: Ravi Rishy-Maharaj

Scott Snyder

Air Time: 4:00 pm
Featuring: Scott Snyder

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Scott Snyder

Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

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Scott Snyder is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles where he works with global companies to accelerate digital transformation and innovation. He is a recognized thought leader in technology and innovation, and has more than 25 years of experience in business leadership, strategic planning and technology management for Fortune 500 companies and startup ventures.

Prior to Heidrick, Scott was the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Safeguard Scientifics. He co-founded and served as President and Chief Strategy Officer at Mobiquity Inc., where he continues to be Chairman of the Advisory Board. Scott has held executive positions with several Fortune 500 companies including GE, Martin Marietta, and Lockheed Martin, has been the CEO of a leading strategic planning firm, Decision Strategies International, and has also started business ventures in software including OmniChoice, a CRM/Analytics applications provider. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Fulton Financial Corporation (FFC).

Scott has authored a book entitled, “The New World of Wireless: How to Compete in the 4G Revolution”, and has been a long-time thought leader in the mobile and digital space. He is currently co-authoring a new book on corporate innovation, Goliath’s Revenge: Six Rules for Winning the Disruption Game.

Scott is a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School, an Adjunct Faculty Member in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Scott founded and directs the Game Changer Collaborative, which is made up of leading companies focused on cross-sector digital innovation opportunities. He also holds three patents for analytics solutions and has been quoted as a thought leader in numerous publications.

Scott earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from University of Pennsylvania.
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Ravi Rishy-Maharaj

CEO and Founder, GigSky

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Ravi Rishy-Maharaj is founder and CEO of GigSky -the first global mobile data network designed for travelers. Since its inception in 2010, the company has continued to expand its services and partnerships to provide a range of services for consumers, enterprises, and manufacturers.

Ravi’s career as a serial entrepreneur spans over 25 years in high-tech where he has led technology and business teams across a diverse set of areas including Mobile, Wireless, Telecom & Networking, Enterprise Software, and Microelectronics.

Ravi also founded Kinaare Networks – a pioneer in IoT platforms and devices, and Digital Microsystems (Canada) – which developed networked-security/energy management consumer products. Other experiences include product marketing and management at Sun, Apple, and Nortel. In engineering, his work included networking, switching systems, data acquisition, computer integrated manufacturing, alternative fuel, and embedded systems.

Ravi Graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering from McMaster University and completed post-graduate studies in Engineering at McMaster and in Business Administration and Economics at York University. He was named as one of McMaster University Top 150 Engineering Alumni.

 

Twitter- @rishym
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