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Dr. Vishy Poosala


Head of Bell Labs India



Innovating with a Plan (and Creating the 8th Wonder of the World)

Date: Jan 23rd

Time: 12 noon


How does one come up with innovative ideas? Does it necessarily take an Einstein, or can smart engineers be coached to create pathbreaking ideas? This talk will feature some of the best practices for successful innovations in research labs and garage start-ups. It will also deal with how innovations and entrepreneurship can thrive in companies. We will collectively see if innovations can be planned (almost). According to Dr. Vishy, the proposed 8th wonder of the world will be a working example and a surprise!

Head of Bell Labs India



Vishy PoosalaDr. Viswanath Poosala (Vishy) leads a world-class R&D team in delivering research breakthroughs and internal technology ventures, and helping to grow Alcatel-Lucent’s business. Vishy is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation in small and big companies. His current focus areas include creating novel applications and networking technologies, especially for the emerging markets. Vishy was the Founder and CTO of Geopepper, an Alcatel-Lucent venture delivering innovative location-based services. He has also started a website called alertpedia.com. Dr. Poosala is a recognized expert on the business and technical aspects of Mobile applications, Web 2.0, and Database systems. He has published over 20 technical papers, been granted 24 patents, and won the Bell Labs President’s Gold Award three times.

Dr. Poosala received his B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Madras, India, in ’92, M.S and Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in ’97. He has been with Bell Labs and Alcatel Lucent Ventures in different roles - researcher, technical manager, CTO, and now the Head of Bell Labs – India. He was also an Adjunct Professor at New York University.

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