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Practice Area Leader

Anand S

Functional Expertise
Over a decade of consulting experience across multiple technology areas, including

  • Technology due diligence
  • Acquisition target research
  • Geographical expansion strategy
  • Evaluation of business models

Industry Expertise

  • Fifteen-plus years in assisting leading clients to help leverage global market and technology opportunities and establish strategic partnerships across sectors
  • Consultant for the Electronics, Medical Devices and Energy Sectors
  • Speaker at multiple conferences on issues related to Business Strategy, and emerging technologies
  • Moderator, Key note speaker and Panelist in leading summits within the APAC region

What I bring to the Team

  • Years of industry contacts and connections, understanding technology trends from the participant’s point of view
  • Extensive client interaction and strategic project management
  • People’s manager and integrator of a diverse and global team of analysts, consultants and business developers
  • Motivator, idea creator, opportunity identifier, task master, and role creator
  • Careful listener, keen observer, and strong interpersonal communicator

Career Highlights

  • Director of Frost & Sullivan Technical Insights business unit since 2006, analyst and management roles since 2001
  • Previous related experience at leading companies – Gillette, BBraun
  • Long term client relationships with major industry players, including – Saudi Aramco, Procter & Gamble, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Symrise, L’Oreal, Reckitt Benckiser and IBM


  • Masters in Business Administration – Major in Marketing, Bharathidasan University, India
  • Bachelors in Science – Triple Major – Physics, Mathematics & Electronics, Bangalore university, India
Vice President, TechVision

Ankit A. Shukla

Functional Expertise

  • 15+ years of experience working with global and regional organizations providing them guidance on key strategies related to technology, innovation and business development
  • Particular expertise assisting R&D and Strategy teams in leading companies with the development and implementation of their growth strategies in:
    • -Technology strategy development

-Commercial due diligence

-Future R&D focus/strategic partnership development

Industry Expertise

  • Experience base covering broad range of sectors and technology clusters, providing thought leadership guidance to leading industry participants’ CTOs, R&D & Business Development Heads and Senior Executives across:
    • -Technologies: Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning, Deep Learning), Sensors, Software, Cognitive etc.


    • -Industries: Energy, Environment, Building  Tech, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer, ICT, Healthcare etc.


    -Types of Organizations: Research entities, Venture Capitalists, Banks, Government Organizations etc.

What I bring to the Team

  • Years of industry contacts and connections, understanding technology and market trends across sectors
  • Extensive client interaction and strategic project management of 200+ projects globally
  • “Impossible is nothing” attitude

Career Highlights

  • Worked at Space Applications Center (Indian Space Research Organization) on applying AI for mission functions
  • At Frost & Sullivan, worked extensively with range of companies, government organizations, R&D Labs including:

-European Commission, Siemens, BAE, Orbotech, VTT, Fraunhofer, HSBC, ING, Thales, EADS, Lockheed Martin, Gore, SABIC, Total, BP, Kimberly Clark, SKF, Clariant, L’Oreal, Rusnano, Hitachi, Yorkshire Water, Schott AG, BAT, National Physics Laboratory (UK), VTT, Technology Strategy Board (UK) and many others


  • MS in Control Systems from University of Sheffield (Sheffield, UK)
  • B.Eng in Instrumentation & Control Engineering from Gujarat University (Ahmedabad, India)
Sr. Director, TechVision

Subbu Bettadapura

Functional Expertise

  • Over 13 years of consulting & research experience covering;
  • Technical Due Diligence, Competitive Analysis, Market Expansion Strategies and Benchmarking Studies

Industry Expertise

  • A total of 20 years experience supporting clients to leverage global market and technology opportunities and establish strategic partnerships
  • Industry innovation, Technology and Market Consulting experience
  • Key note speaker and moderator at  industry innovation conferences within the APAC region

What I bring to the Team

  • Worked on numerous global projects at F&S. Good at both individual contributory role and a team player role
  • Technology and Market Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Report writing, analysis, and presentation skills
  • Extensive experience in managing clients across Asia Pacific,  especially Japan, South Korea and Taiwan

Career Highlights

  • Have led over 300 consulting assignment  in the last 14 years;
  • Quoted in various media such as Reuters, CNBC, Business Today and Interfax Energy on technology and market developments


  • MBA from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington State, USA (on International Scholarship)
  • BE in Instrumentation Technology from Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India
Global Practice Leader, Innovation Services, TechVision

Sudeep Basu


  • Leading the Innovation Services practice to present an integrated IP-Tech-Market perspective
  • Managing Strategic Projects on a Global Level
  • Advising Corporate R&D, Governments, Universities, and Government R&D institutions on Technology Innovation & Intellectual Property Strategy, Energy Policy, R&D policy.
  • Technology Roadmap Development and Implementation of Technology Transfer Programs
  • Fostering Partnerships, Supporting Entrepreneurship and IP Fund Development
  • Global Consulting and project management experience across various industries
  • Expert in Technology Strategy, R&D Strategy and Intellectual Property Business Intelligence
  • Invited speaker, author, panelist, reviewer and conference-chair. Advisor to office’s of heads of state.

Career Highlights

  • Honorary Guest Faculty & Guest Lecturer at Rutgers University and Stanford University, USA
  • Reviewer: NIH, National Science Foundation (NSF) and Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)
  • Advisor: Coulter Translational Partnership Program, University of Pittsburgh Feb 2013-
  • Co-Chair IP & Technology Transfer: VAIL Europe Conference, Wroclaw, Poland, July 2013-
  • Asst Vice President for Global Partnerships: AUTM International Feb 2014-2016 term
  • Bio-Engineering Advisory Council Member: University of Missouri, 2014-
  • Steering Committee Member: RMTM for Regenerative Medicine Standards Development June 2018-


  • Ph.D, Brown Cancer Research Center, (USA), American Heart (AHA) Fellow, IPIBS Fellow
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Bombay), Mumbai, India, TATA Scholar, CSIR Scholar
  • University of Mumbai, India,
Program Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials | TechVision

Aarthi Janakiraman

Functional Expertise

  • Experienced in technology scouting and landscaping
  • Tracking Emerging Technologies and Impact assessment in various industries
  • Competitive Benchmarking and Opportunity landscaping
  • Technology due diligence
  • Particular expertise in:

Materials & Coatings
Chemicals and Biochemicals
Polymers and Thin Films
Food & Beverages
Health and Nutritional Supplements

Industry Expertise

  • Experience base covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives in

Chemicals and Materials
Healthcare and Wellness
FMCG and Personal Care

What I bring to the Team

  • In depth knowledge of Materials, Chemicals,Coatings, Thin films, Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements
  • Sound understanding of recent technological developments in the materials, chemicals and coating industries.
  • Sound knowledge about management and investment strategies and research methodologies
  • Good researching, analytical and reasoning skills

Career Highlights

  • Before Frost & Sullivan,
    • –  Chemicals, Materials, Personal Care, Food& Beverage Ingredients Consultant


    –  Lecturer in the School of Food Science at a reputed Women’s College in Chennai, India


  • Post Graduate Program in Business Administration from Indo-German Training Centre, awarded by German Commerce of Industry & Trade, Germany
Program Manager | TechVision

Kiran Kumar Vijaya Kumar

Functional Expertise
Around 12 years of experience in primary research, strategic consulting and program management. Particular expertise in:

  • Supply and demand-side quantitative market research and analysis
  • ICT advisory for tech buyers/suppliers
  • Vendor/Client management
  • Go-to Market strategies and
  • Lifecycle management of research programs

Industry Expertise
Experience in working as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with ability to retain and grow revenues within ICT industry across

  • Consumer Devices including PC, Mobile Phones, Wearables and Computing Peripherals
  • Emerging IC technologies including Machine Learning/AI, Blockchain, Data Analytics, Security and Extended Reality

Career Highlights

    • Prior to Frost & Sullivan, Kiran Kumar was associated with IDC, heading their Devices research for India and South Asia markets, for a span of around 7 years
  • Has also been associated with analytics setup Course5 and eProbe Market Research


  • M.B.A (Marketing), Amity University, Noida
  • Bachelors of Engineering (Electricals and Electronics), Anna University, Chennai
Program Manager | TechVision

Shrinivas Tukdeo

Functional Expertise
11 years of industry expertise. Particular expertise in:

  • Consulting and advisory services
  • Research recommendations
  • Special focus on renewable energy (Solar, Wind, Biomass), energy storage, waste management, energy consumption pattern investigation and subsequent recommendations for sustainability, energy conservation, efficiency improvements & cost reduction measures
  • Developing entry strategy and risk analysis for companies in renewable energy industry

Industry Expertise
Experience base covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives

  • Renewable Energy (wind, solar, biomass) and energy storage technologies
  • Energy storage, battery technologies, fuel cells
  • Waste Management: Waste to Energy, MSW, agricultural and industrial waste, incineration, gasification
  • Climate Change Mitigation (emissions trading, energy efficiency improvements)
  • Emissions reduction technologies
  • Energy Management Systems (remote monitoring and control)

What I bring to the Team

  • Rich professional experience in the energy and environment sector
  • Experience working with teams from different geographical and cultural backgrounds

Career Highlights
Extensive expertise in renewable energy, climate change advisory and in several leading firms:

  • AcotelNet, Mumbai
  • EWASF Capital, Mumbai
  • Ecolutions, Mumbai


  • Masters in Environmental and Resource Management from Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU), Cottbus, Germany
Industry Analyst | TechVision

Jabez Mendelson

Functional Expertise
Market research and finance expertise, which include experience in various industries. Particular expertise in:

  • Robotics
  • Industrial Automation
  • Connected Cars
  • Internet of Things

Industry Expertise
Experience base covering a broad range of sectors, adept in understanding customer needs and leveraging long-standing working relationships

  • Automobile
  • Industrial
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Information and Communication

What I bring to the Team

  • In-depth technical knowledge in Automation and Electronics
  • Adept in business intelligence and risk management tools
  • Strong analytical skills
  • In-depth market research and consulting expertise

Career Highlights
Before Frost and Sullivan, worked and interned with various organizations like:

  • Krupa and Co, Chennai
  • Hyundai Motor India Limited, Chennai
  • United Spirits Limited, Chennai


  • Master of Business Administration from Anna University, Chennai, India
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics & Communication) from Anna University, Chennai, India
Senior Industry Analyst, TechVision

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe


Over a decade of professional expertise in chemical and biomedical engineering arenas, which include R&D activities, in several well renowned universities and multinational companies. Particular expertise in leading and executing projects related to:

  • Biopharmaceutical and biochemical modeling, simulation and optimization
  • Microelectronic implantable devices design
  • Studies in metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases applications
  • Geophysical interpretation and georeservoirs modeling

Career Highlights

Extensive expertise and professional development in prestigious academic and healthcare institutions:

  • Dr Rene G. Favaloro Foundation University
  • South National University
  • Comahue National University

Professional development and technical advising along with leading firms:

  • YPF SA
  • Techint Group
  • National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI)


  • Spec. Technology and Innovation Management, National University of Tres de Febrero (AR)
  • MSc. Biomedical Engineering, Dr Rene G. Favaloro Foundation University (AR)
  • PhD. Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant, PLAPIQUI (AR), South National University, UNS (AR), National Research Council of Science and Technology, CONICET (AR)
  • BS. Chemical Engineering and Mathematics, Comahue National University, UNCO (AR)
  • Tech. Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, CEM N.5 Dr. Alicia Moreau de Justo (AR)
Principal Consultant | TechVision

Mike Valenti

Functional Expertise

20 years of technological reporting, data gathering, and information analysis expertise, which includes developing story ideas, writing and editing my own work and that of other analysts. Particular expertise in:

  • Advanced Materials
  • Energy
  • Aerospace & Defense , Automotive and Industrial

Industry Expertise
Experience base covering a broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives

  • Advanced Materials, such as the development of polymers, composites, fibers as well as the latest trends in adhesives for industrial applications.
  • FMCG and personal care, including custom projects on flavors, fragrances, encapsulation, taste technologies etc.
  • Aerospace and Defense, including civilian aviation, command and control, body armor, aircraft engines, radars
  • Fluid power and handling, including distributed controls for valve actuation, improvements to membrane filters used in desalination and wastewater treatment.
  • Homeland Security, including access control, biometric identification, chemical/biological/nuclear/radiological detection

What I bring to the Team

Superior interviewing skills with scientific and executive primary research sources from around the globe. I establish a rapport with my sources similar to a partnership that benefits both parties.

Strong secondary research skills, ranging from technical journal mapping to white papers to government documents, and the ability to distill this information to provide more accurate analysis.

  • By working closely, and iteratively, with custom clients at the beginning of these projects I am able to bring my team’s focus on specific goals, enabling us to provide the most valuable research to our customers.

Career Highlights

Have presented Frost & Sullivan nanotechnology research in person to the National Institute of Standards in Gaithersburg, Md. As well as research to top level executives at leading firms including Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Maryland, and Henkel Adhesives in Hartford, Connecticut.

Extensive experience in writing and editing articles on all phases of mechanical engineering as a senior editor at Mechanical Engineering magazine, the flagship publication of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Launched, wrote, and edited Frost & Sullivan’s Homeland Security Technology Alert for two years.


Bachelor of Arts from Pace University, White Plains, New York, U.S.A.

Senior Research Analyst | TechVision

Debarati Sengupta

Functional  Expertise

6+ years of experience in technology and strategy consulting in the advanced MedTech space and Pharma industry:

  • Technology Benchmarking: Competitive intelligence and market research expertise, which includes product profiling and technical report preparation.
  • Technology Road-mapping: Development of technology roadmap based on emerging technology trends. Analyzing industry trends and growth opportunities to audiences and clients.
  • Best Practices in Innovation: Recognition and profiling Best Practices in innovation and technology in Healthcare Industry

Industry Expertise

Experience base covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants in medical devices, pharmaceutical, biotechnology companies.

  • Diagnostics and Testing: Point of Care Testing, biosensors
  • Medical Devices: Robotic Surgery, Wearables, Cardiac Devices, Neurostimulators, Rehabilitation Devices, Orthopedic Devices, Wound Healing, Transdermal Technologies
  • Pharmaceutical: Patient Engagement, Medication Adherence, Digital technologies in Pharma, Regenerative Medicine

Career highlights
Thought Leadership: Opinion articles and Leadership quotes featured in leading industry and trade journals such as MedCity News and Express Pharma.

Key contributor and member of project design teams in consulting engagements with major global pharma and medical device companies


  • Masters graduate in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) from BIT, Mesra, India.
  • Post Graduate Diploma Intellectual Property Rights Law in National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore.
Senior Research Analyst | TechVision

Varun Babu

Functional Expertise
Result oriented Electronics Engineering professional expertise, which include Hardware and Software Design.

Particular expertise in:

  • Product Design and Development
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Patent Infringement

Industry Expertise
Hands on experience in Product Design & Development covering Electronics and Electrical sectors with specialization in

  • Embedded Software Programming
  • Hardware Design and Debugging
  • Product development in Renewable Energy (Solar) Sector
  • Data Mining and Patent Drafting
  • Intellectual Property Analysis and Service Support

What I bring to the Team

    • Assessment of key product/technology innovation & developments in the technological market through data mining and analysis.
    • Focus on R&D management areas and understand the business impact of technology/product innovations
  • Patent classification according to domain-specific, evaluation and report generation.

Career Highlights

  • Extensive expertise in Embedded Software Programming, Reverse Engineering and Patent Infringement Analysis.
    Before Frost and Sullivan, worked with
  • Kripya Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India.
  • Kripya Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India.


  • MBA – Technology Management from Anna University, Chennai, India.
  • BE – Electronics and Instrumentation from Anna University, Chennai, India.
Principal Analyst | TechVision

Nadzeya Viktarovich

Functional Expertise

  • 5 years of experience in Energy sector , which include development of renewable energy application technologies like solar, wind, geothermal and energy conservation implementation.
  • 4 years research in Trigeneration of Electricity, Heat and Cooling, as well as, different techniques of storage of excess energy in automotive systems.
  • 4 years research in design parameters of wind speed with the prospects of using wind energy.

Particular expertise in:

  • Technical consultancy of electrical systems.
  • Building of sustainable long-term business relationships with customers.

Industry Expertise
Prior experience in:

  • Energy Management in Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Solar, Biomass and biogas systems
  • Energy, Environmental and Building Technologies
  • Operational Savings in Energy, Water, Waste
  • Renewable Energy Systems Installation

What I bring to the Team

  • Years of contacts with professionals and academics related to the energy sector
  • High analytical, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Positive energy and energy-saving lifestyle

Career Highlights

  • Participation in Brest Regional Energy Conservation Project, including identification of energy losses, optimization of energy demand and supply, analysis of results after energy-saving implementation.
  • Before Frost & Sullivan energy management experience dedicated to optimization of energy consumption and the rational management of energy carriers.


    • B.Eng. from Belarusian National Technical University, Belarus
    • M.Sc.Eng. from Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Research Analyst | TechVision

Hiten Kamleshkumar Shah

Functional Expertise
3 years of Market Research & Consulting expertise, closely working with clients in major ICT companies.
Particular expertise in:

  • Content Creation & Visualization
  • Telecommunications
  • Blockchain
  • IoT

Industry Expertise
Experience base covering a broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ and Senior Executives.

Career Highlights

  • Extensive expertise in ICT consulting.
  • Served as a consultant for leading research companies including:
  • Blueocean Market Intelligence, Bangalore
  • Persistence Market Research, Pune


  • MBA from Alliance University, Bangalore, India
  • BBA from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Gujarat

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