Anuraj is an innovation evangelist, business strategist on the outside and altruist, philosopher on the inside, and a million things in between. Focussed on shaping the Future of Humanity from ‘Mindset to Heartset’. Formulating broader Vision and Foresights and translating them into an Innovation agenda with actionable insights using exponential technology as a key enabler.

Anuraj helps businesses transition into becoming innovative organizations. He is a trans-disciplinary expert. His practical knowledge spans across executive management, innovation, entrepreneurship, education and leadership, disruptive technologies, design thinking and holistic wellbeing. This diversity gives him a broad perspective and the ability to connect the dots to gain rare insights and for adopting a holistic approach to problem-solving.

Anuraj Gambhir is an internationally recognized Strategic Business/Startup Advisor, Technology Visionary and Innovation Evangelist 
As an Innovation catalyst Anuraj assists organizations to spearhead their innovation agenda. He has over 26 years’ experience working across the mobile ecosystem spanning 5 continents. A few prominent companies he has worked for include: NASA/JPL, Optus, Logica/Aethos, T-Mobile, Orange, GSM Association, Sharp, Siemens, Spice, Ericsson, MTS, Globacom.

Anuraj has worked from hands-on technical roles to senior executive management positions (holding titles from Chief Dreamer to President / Group Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer). He is well regarded as an industry visionary and deeply valued for his cross-domain thought leadership.

Simplexity’ (a term he coined) is the essence of his work in curating relevant ecosystems, embracing digital disruption, designing compelling solutions and delightful end user experiences. Leading Strategic Planning, Vision & Advisory, Technology Marketing, New

Business/Product Development, Industry-Academia Collaboration, Innovation Management from ‘mind-to-market’ & ‘ideas-to-impact’. He has spearheaded several innovations in the advanced as well as grass-root level mobile domain in mature and emerging markets. He steers his efforts on deep value creation via strategic business development, cross-industry collaboration and nurturing breakthrough concepts using holistic design thinking leading to disruptive/radical innovation. His focus on exponential technology applications include emerging smart devices/hardware with a strong emphasis on Wearable-tech, IoT, AI, multimedia convergence, 3D Visualization, mEducation, mHealth, HNI (Human-Nature Interface) and seamless access as a part of the connected world. NeuroTech and ‘Technology meets Spirituality’ are amongst his passion areas.

He is a valued advisory board member of several organizations globally, mentoring various Tech start-ups, guiding and leading innovation projects with both small & large organizations along with teaching as adjunct faculty with various global Business Schools (subjects ranging from Entrepreneurship, Strategic Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship, Growing Global to Business Disruptive Technologies).

Pushing the limits and living to making a difference. Anuraj aspires to develop solutions that make a difference in under-privileged communities around the world by humanizing technology – transforming digital divides to massive opportunities. He likes to push the limits of technology application and drive game changing innovation.

Detailed Biography

Anuraj has worked in the mobile telecommunications industry for over two & a half decades across several parts of the value web and devices ecosystem including leading Mobile Network Operators, Device Manufacturers, R&D Centres, International Trade Bodies, Consultancy Firms, VAS Developers/Providers, Disruptive Tech Startups, Wireless Technology Retail and Network Solution Vendors on five continents – Australasia, North America, Europe, Asia & Africa.

He has worked from hands-on technical roles to senior executive management positions (from Chief Dreamer to President/Group Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer) and well regarded as an industry visionary. Some prominent companies he has worked for include: NASA/JPL, SingTel Optus, Logica/Aethos, T-Mobile, Orange, GSM Association, Sharp, Siemens mobile, Spice, Ericsson, MTS, Globacom. He has spearheaded several innovations in the advanced as well as grass-root level mobile domain in mature and emerging markets.

He focuses his efforts on value creation via strategic business development and nurturing breakthrough concepts leading to game changing and disruptive/radical innovation. He is currently authoring a book with a working title of ‘The Philosophy of Innovation – from mindset to heartset’.

Anuraj is a valued advisory board member of several organizations globally, involved with mentoring various start-ups, advising and leading select innovation projects with both small & large organizations along with teaching as adjunct faculty.

He has been honoured with numerous innovation awards both on the personal front and for products he helped develop and bring to market (e.g. Sharp GX10 for most innovative handset by GSMA at MWC2003 in Cannes, Siemens SK65 with integrated BlackBerry/twister keyboard form-factor).

He has extensive experience in the areas of Solution & Product Portfolio – Planning, Design, Strategy Development, Management and Technology – Strategy, Innovation, Vision, Marketing, New Business Development, Trends Management, VAS, Smartphone development, etc.

His expertise & focus has primarily been around the mobile device / terminal value web and its growing ecosystem especially in the mobile data space. He has been focussing on mobile content, media and entertainment (multimedia) convergence along with new age gadgets / emerging devices – smartphones/tablets/superphones/phablets/wearables, Internet of Everything/Things (M2M), HNI (Human-Nature Interface) and seamless (/multi-modal) access as a part of the connected world. He has published several articles, has been a frequently invited speaker to a variety of international forums/conferences, judging global innovation competitions, spearheaded innovation showcases and featured on several prominent Television shows. Anuraj is an adjunct faculty member and lecturer at SP Jain School of Global Management, UTS (University of Technology, Sydney), NU (NIIT University) and a few other global educational institutes.

He has been passionately nurturing a holistic set of ideas and concepts on “wireless meets wellness”. An example is a ‘spiritual’ mobile device (to help reduce stress & bring about holistic balance) with sensoric interaction that harnesses mind power incorporating Natural User interactions. His ideas gained widespread interest and he was also privileged to present to H. H. Dalai Lama.

Anuraj is valued for his in-depth experience on the evolution of mobile devices, convergence, multimedia applications and infotainment services. His strengths lie in harnessing consumer insights and industry trends to develop robust product plans and business cases for new products and services. He has been integral to developing several new mobile device concepts ranging from kids, movie, sports/fitness, outdoor/ruggedized, fashion, wearable tech, ultra-low cost for BOP/MOP, music, gaming, golden ager phones to wellness devices. He believes in driving Innovation and ‘Simplexity’ (a term he coined over a decade and a half ago) to optimize the value proposition and enable clear end user benefits via quality solutions deploying strong use cases with relevant user scenarios. An area close to his heart is building foresight and nurturing future product and solution ideas/concepts e.g. 2020 where several new categories of devices and embedded M2M will prevail.

He has been promoting innovation as a mindset (more so a ‘heartset’) along with the need for a well structured and systematic innovation management process and discipline. Core to this is an open innovation philosophy (integral to pre-strategy) where ecosystem collaboration (‘collabovation’) and co-creation/curation with relevant stakeholders will be key in getting rapid & positive impact. He is well known for sparking, dreaming/incepting and incubating new ideas. He strongly believes and involved in trend scouting, ethnographic research & experimentation using rapid prototyping methodology so we can ‘fail faster to succeed sooner’. He has extensive experience in applied end-to-end design thinking, transforming blue-sky research and strategy into near term tangible products and services. He is a strong promoter of ESP (Emotional Selling Propositions) in addition to USP and applying new-age 3D multimedia story-telling (incorporating AR/VR – MR or Mediated/Mixed/Merged Reality) as a key constituent to innovation marketing for deep empathy driven experiential solution design.

He has spearheaded development of global innovation centres/hubs (polycentric innovation) for co-creation of novel solutions, building innovation strategy/roadmap with multiple stakeholders from R&D, Academia, Vendors, Customers, VCs, etc. devising new ecosystems and business models. He is passionate about developing frugal innovations for helping bridge the digital divide (transforming it into digital opportunities) and empower under-privileged communities using ICT.

Anuraj has an honours degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering with specialization in Telecommunications from the University of New South Wales (Australia), a micro-eMBA from Oxford (UK) and also completed an executive leadership excellence program from ISB (India). On a personal front Anuraj is an avid traveller, enjoys being in nature, loves racquet sports & soothing music.

Some key influencers he had the fortune of spending valuable moments include: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, H.H. Dalai Lama, Richard Banson, NandanNilekani, Martin Cooper, Ratan Tata, Swami Chinmayananda, Ray Kurzweil, Ela Gandhi (grand-daughter of the great Mahatma), Guy Kawasaki, Sai Baba, Swami ChidanandaSaraswati (Muniji).

Detailed Biography

Anuraj has worked in the mobile telecommunications industry for over two & a half decades across several parts of the value web and devices ecosystem including leading Mobile Network Operators, Device Manufacturers, R&D Centres, International Trade Bodies, Consultancy Firms, VAS Developers/Providers, Disruptive Tech Startups, Wireless Technology Retail and Network Solution Vendors on five continents – Australasia, North America, Europe, Asia & Africa.

He has worked from hands-on technical roles to senior executive management positions (from Chief Dreamer to President/Group Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer) and well regarded as an industry visionary. Some prominent companies he has worked for include: NASA/JPL, SingTel Optus, Logica/Aethos, T-Mobile, Orange, GSM Association, Sharp, Siemens mobile, Spice, Ericsson, MTS, Globacom. He has spearheaded several innovations in the advanced as well as grass-root level mobile domain in mature and emerging markets.

He focuses his efforts on value creation via strategic business development and nurturing breakthrough concepts leading to game changing and disruptive/radical innovation. He is currently authoring a book with a working title of ‘The Philosophy of Innovation – from mindset to heartset’.

Anuraj is a valued advisory board member of several organizations globally, involved with mentoring various start-ups, advising and leading select innovation projects with both small & large organizations along with teaching as adjunct faculty.

He has been honoured with numerous innovation awards both on the personal front and for products he helped develop and bring to market (e.g. Sharp GX10 for most innovative handset by GSMA at MWC2003 in Cannes, Siemens SK65 with integrated BlackBerry/twister keyboard form-factor).

He has extensive experience in the areas of Solution & Product Portfolio – Planning, Design, Strategy Development, Management and Technology – Strategy, Innovation, Vision, Marketing, New Business Development, Trends Management, VAS, Smartphone development, etc.

His expertise & focus has primarily been around the mobile device / terminal value web and its growing ecosystem especially in the mobile data space. He has been focussing on mobile content, media and entertainment (multimedia) convergence along with new age gadgets / emerging devices – smartphones/tablets/superphones/phablets/wearables, Internet of Everything/Things (M2M), HNI (Human-Nature Interface) and seamless (/multi-modal) access as a part of the connected world. He has published several articles, has been a frequently invited speaker to a variety of international forums/conferences, judging global innovation competitions, spearheaded innovation showcases and featured on several prominent Television shows. Anuraj is an adjunct faculty member and lecturer at SP Jain School of Global Management, UTS (University of Technology, Sydney), NU (NIIT University) and a few other global educational institutes.

He has been passionately nurturing a holistic set of ideas and concepts on “wireless meets wellness”. An example is a ‘spiritual’ mobile device (to help reduce stress & bring about holistic balance) with sensoric interaction that harnesses mind power incorporating Natural User interactions. His ideas gained widespread interest and he was also privileged to present to H. H. Dalai Lama.

Anuraj is valued for his in-depth experience on the evolution of mobile devices, convergence, multimedia applications and infotainment services. His strengths lie in harnessing consumer insights and industry trends to develop robust product plans and business cases for new products and services. He has been integral to developing several new mobile device concepts ranging from kids, movie, sports/fitness, outdoor/ruggedized, fashion, wearable tech, ultra-low cost for BOP/MOP, music, gaming, golden ager phones to wellness devices. He believes in driving Innovation and ‘Simplexity’ (a term he coined over a decade and a half ago) to optimize the value proposition and enable clear end user benefits via quality solutions deploying strong use cases with relevant user scenarios. An area close to his heart is building foresight and nurturing future product and solution ideas/concepts e.g. 2020 where several new categories of devices and embedded M2M will prevail.

He has been promoting innovation as a mindset (more so a ‘heartset’) along with the need for a well structured and systematic innovation management process and discipline. Core to this is an open innovation philosophy (integral to pre-strategy) where ecosystem collaboration (‘collabovation’) and co-creation/curation with relevant stakeholders will be key in getting rapid & positive impact. He is well known for sparking, dreaming/incepting and incubating new ideas. He strongly believes and involved in trend scouting, ethnographic research & experimentation using rapid prototyping methodology so we can ‘fail faster to succeed sooner’. He has extensive experience in applied end-to-end design thinking, transforming blue-sky research and strategy into near term tangible products and services. He is a strong promoter of ESP (Emotional Selling Propositions) in addition to USP and applying new-age 3D multimedia story-telling (incorporating AR/VR – MR or Mediated/Mixed/Merged Reality) as a key constituent to innovation marketing for deep empathy driven experiential solution design.

He has spearheaded development of global innovation centres/hubs (polycentric innovation) for co-creation of novel solutions, building innovation strategy/roadmap with multiple stakeholders from R&D, Academia, Vendors, Customers, VCs, etc. devising new ecosystems and business models. He is passionate about developing frugal innovations for helping bridge the digital divide (transforming it into digital opportunities) and empower under-privileged communities using ICT.

Anuraj has an honours degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering with specialization in Telecommunications from the University of New South Wales (Australia), a micro-eMBA from Oxford (UK) and also completed an executive leadership excellence program from ISB (India). On a personal front Anuraj is an avid traveller, enjoys being in nature, loves racquet sports & soothing music.

Some key influencers he had the fortune of spending valuable moments include: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, H.H. Dalai Lama, Richard Banson, NandanNilekani, Martin Cooper, Ratan Tata, Swami Chinmayananda, Ray Kurzweil, Ela Gandhi (grand-daughter of the great Mahatma), Guy Kawasaki, Sai Baba, Swami ChidanandaSaraswati (Muniji).

Some of the major events where he presented (keynotes and panel discussions):

  • IAMAI – Go mobile in 30 days, New Delhi
  • 3G Summit, Mobile VAS Summit (Virtue Insight), New Delhi
  • Media and Entertainment Summit (Assocham FOCUS), New Delhi
  • Aegis Graham Bell Innovation Awards Mumbai /New Delhi
  • World Handset Forum, Shanghai / San Diego / Brussels / London / Prague
  • Mobile Content Summit, New Delhi
  • India Digital Forum (IDF): Digital Convergence Era –  Collision of Web, Mobile, Media and Community, New Delhi
  • LTE Asia Summit, New Delhi
  • NDTV Gadget Guru special: a year / decade in review and a crystal ball gazing program
  • Entry level Devices, New Delhi
  • Indepay Mobile Foundation Summit, New Delhi
  • IBC Global Media event, Amsterdam (jury of Global Innovation Awards)
  • Austin Mobility Roundtable on Gobal Competitiveness, Austin, USA
  • Mobile (3GSM) World Congress, Cannes then Barcelona
  • ITU Telecom World 2011 Innovation session: “Turning the Tanker”, Geneva
  • Mobile India, Bangalore
  • Apps Conclave: Mobile Device Explosion – Rise of ‘Superphones’, Tablets and eReaders’, Bangalore
  • International Mobile & Telecom Congress 2012 / Chairing of mBillionth award session: Mobile Innovation in Entertainment, New Delhi
  • Global Media Ideas pro-conference & provide mentoring sessions to several digital media start-ups, Sydney Opera House (XMediaLab), Australia
  • International Mobile & Telecom Congress by DEF, New Delhi
  • Mobile Apps Summit, Bangalore
  • M is for Mobile ‘Exploring Mobile Technology for Social Development’ event by Sesame Workshop / Ford Foundation
  • VAS Asia, New Delhi
  • Innovation Masterclass (WhatiF), London
  • Mobile Applications Conference, New Delhi
  • Global ICT Standardization Forum of India, Neemrana, Rajasthan, India
  • NIIT University guest lectures
  • Assocham FOCUS: Media and Entertainment Summit, New Delhi
  • INSEAD Business School MBA Programme 2012 – BBII (Building Business In India)
  • Women Mean Business, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Mumbai
  • Health Informatics (/M-Health) conference, New Delhi
  • World Innovation Summit, Barcelona (keynote on ‘Innovating in the Mobile Economy’)
  • Manthan Awards grand jury and chair of key sessions at conference, New Delhi
  • Global CTO (Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization) Forum, Mauritius
  • CII Convergence Summit – Content, Data & Entertainment, panel on next phase of Innovation, New Delhi
  • M2M Conclave 2013, New Delhi
  • Smart Devices and Content Summit 2013, New Delhi
  • Mobile Applications Conference 2013 (Silicon India), New Delhi
  • TIME Conference 2013 (moderated keynote panel on ‘Big Data Explosion’), New Delhi
  • Chaired ‘Mobile Health Innovations’ session at 10th Anniv. Manthan 2013, New Delhi
  • Keynote /showcase at eClub, Sydney: The Relentless March to a Mobile Future, 2014
  • Presented on Innovations & Vision and in mHealth @ Sydney HealthTech meetup, 2014
  • Keynote at Business Re-invention Mastermind (with Nick Psaila), Sydney, 2014
  • Presented AR/VR/3D showcase at Space 2.0 (eClub/Skunkmonk): Disrupting the Final Frontier deploying VR smartview, Oculus Rift Dk2 and Meta Spaceglasses, Sydney, 2014
  • Appointed to the board of the AIBC (Australia India Business Council) Media and Entertainment Chapter
  • Selection committee / jury of the ITU Telecom World YIC – Young Innovator’s Competition 2015
  • Keynote presentation on ‘New Paradigms in Immersive Media Experiences’ and panel on ‘What’s next in tech – future of AR/VR & beyond’ at Vivid Game ON 2015, Sydney
  • SBS Leader Innovation Day presentation on ‘Innovation beyond the Screen: 2025 – An SBS Odyssey’, July 2015 themed around Think-Innovate-Disrput.
  • Presented at AIMIA Mobile Interest Group on new paradigms in Health-tech and Edu-tech, Nov 2015
  • Story-telling session / demo of ‘Elephants have Wings’ book as 3D-AR multimedia at Sydney AR/VR meetup, Nov 2015
  • GA/Pause event on’ Discover How to Build Successful Products’ – keynote and panel discussion, Sydney, Jan 2016
  • Moderated 3 sessions on the Tech and Business Days of PauseFest, Melbourne, Feb 2016
  • Keynote at SYD Ed-tech meetup on New Paradigms and Disruptions in Edu-tech, March 2016
  • Innovation Kickstart panel at The Digital Health Show, Sydney, April, 2016
  • Moderated panel @ Convergence: Wearables, Smart Devices & IoT, Sydney, April 2016
  • Keynote on ‘New Paradigms, Emerging Megatrends and Visions of Future Mobilty & Immersive User Experiences’ and fire-side chat at TripleA talks, UTS, April, 2016
  • Presented at CeBIT Australia at Mobility conference and moderated keynote panel on ‘Mobilising the Workforce’, Sydney, May, 2016
  • Presented at Global Mindset event on ‘Emerging Trends in Learning & Working’ & participated in panel discussion on Industry-Academia collaboration, Sydney, Aug 2016
  • Moderated ‘Next Immersive Innovations’ in AR/VR panel @ Convergence.003, University of Sydney, Sept 2016
  • Chief Innovation Officer Summit, Sydney, September 2017.
  • Moderated keynote session on ‘B2B Applications of Internet of Things’ at B2B Rocks, Australian Technology Park, Sydney, Oct 2016 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=62&v=VXQIltH7Ezo)
  • Presented at Global Mindset event on ‘Fusion of Technologies in Learning & Working’ with various interactive live demos (ECG Cardioplot, EEG Visualisation, AR, Holograms), Sydney, Nov 2016
  • On the distinguished panel for evaluation of ACES Innovation R&D Pitches, Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong, Nov 2016
  • Presented and spoke on the Innovation Council & Startup (the Storm) panels at the TSCC Digital India  Conclave 2017, New Delhi
  • Guest lecture / keynote addressing students/faculty at YMCA University of Science & Technology, Faridabad, India, Jan 2017
  • Guest lecture at SP Jain School of Global Management on Emerging mega-trends, new paradigms and Innovations in Immersive Experiences, Sydney, March 2017
  • Leaders Forum, Innovation 2017 (Customers, Collaboration & Diversity) by Hargraves Institute, March 2017 
  • Convergence (004), moderated keynote panel on IoT, Sydney, May 2017
  • CommunicAsia, chaired full day conference on Digital Enterprise, Singapore, May 2017
  • Guest lecture/interactive session with Management students at UTS Business School on ‘Innovation meets Entrepreneurship’, Sydney, Aug 2017
  • Guest Industry lecture to Masters (Finance) students at SP Jain School of Global Management on Emerging Paradigms & Innovation Trends – Technology Disrupting Finance (FinTech), Sydney, Sep 2017 (https://www.spjain.org/blog/events/technology-disrupting-finance-a-talk-with-anuraj-gambhir-on-the-finance-innovation-in-australia)
  • Served as Global Judge for CES 2018 Innovation Awards in the following category: Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology, Sep 2017 (http://www.ces.tech/Events-Programs/Innovation-Awards/Meet-the-Judges)
  • Appointed as Curation Partner of SingularityU Australia Summit, Oct 2017 that was held in Feb 2018 (http://singularityuaustraliasummit.com/)
  • 5G & IoT Innovation Summit – participated in panel discussion: Understanding 5G: Perspective on Future Technological Advancements in Mobile Applications and keynote on day2: Emerging Mega-trends, New Paradigms: Visions of Future Mobility & Immersive User Experiences.
  • HiB (Humanity in Business) event on Change Leadership Summit, Sydney, Nov 2017
  • Knowledge share guest speaker at Business Builders Group (BBG) – Innovation Forum, Sydney, Nov 2017
  • Wearable Technologies (WT) Australia Conference – Opening keynote intro, moderated ecosystem panel & afternoon keynote on some WT Flearnings and Future Visions/Paradigms, Sydney, Dec 2017
  • Presented major session at ‘Applying Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning for Enterprises Conference’, MCC, Melbourne, Feb 2018
  • Guest dialog session at ‘Growth Hacking’ class, Academy Xi, Melbourne, Feb 2018
  • Curation Partner of SingularityU Australia Summit, Sydney Feb, 2018
  • Purposeful CEO Summit, HiB (Humanity in Business event) Sydney, Feb, 2017
  • Leaders Forum ar Hargraves Institute Innovation 2018 – Fit for the Future Summit, Sydney, March, 2018
  • Commonwealth Bank Exponential Series keynote talk and showcase on ‘Technology meets Spirituality’, April, 2018
  • ConVergence06 moderated keynote panel on: “Emerging Tech & Innovation: Biggest Impacts to Organisations, the Workforce & Customers”, Sydney, April 2018
  • Guest lecture – ‘Innovation meets Entrepreneurship’, UTS Creative Leadership and Innovation, Sydney, April 2018
  • Strategy & Innovation World Forum, participated in keynote panel on ‘How iconic brands stay relevant amid changing consumer preferences’ and presented on ‘Disruptive Tech and Innovation meets Entrepreneurship’, World Forum Disrupt, Sydney, May 2018
  • CeBIT Australia 2018, Presented on Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovation Practices at eGovernment Conference, Sydney, May, 2018
  • CeBIT Australia Startup Conference Chairman, Sydney, May, 2018
  • UTS Business School Guest lecture for Innovation Lab class on ‘Empathetic Design Thinking meets Immersive & Experiential Innovation’, May, 2018
  • Innovation Lab, Startup pitch judge, UTS, Sydney, June, 2018
  • Media-tech futures session at The Studio, Sydney Startup Hub on: Emerging Paradigms, Innovation  sparks @  intersection of Disruptive Technologies – Visions of Future Mobility & Immersive User Experiences, August, 2018
  • Service Science Society of Australia Innovation Awards judge/short-listing committee, September, 2018
  • UTS guest lectures on Startup Design Thinking and Innovation & New Paradigms, Emerging mega-trends and Disruptive Tech, September, 2018
  • Disruptive Innovation Workshop with SumoSalad at HQ with C-suite executives, September, 2018
  • Wellbeing @ Work, Future of Work event, Sydney, September, 2018
  • Panel discussion – Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE), ‘Taking your Startup to India’, October, 2018
  • Keynote Speaker – “Simplexity” drives the next wave of Innovation @ the intersection of Disruptive Technologies, ICF Global Congress, Muscat, Oman, October, 2018
  • Presentation on Emerging Trends, ‘Simplexity’, Global ‘Collabovation’ and Disruptive Tech & Panel discussion at Sydney University Business School – Discipline of International Business annual global summit, November, 2018.
  • Transhumanism: Disruptive Tech meets Spirituality @ the intersection of emerging paradigms driving ‘Simplexity’ & the next wave of ‘Collabovation’ – a personal journey, Sydney, Jan 2019
  • Conducted full day Masterclass / Workshop at SSE – Young Entrepreneurs International Bootcamp – India with 35 startups, 26 January, 2019. (https://sse.edu.au/portfolio-items/india/?portfolioCats )

Innovation Consulting / Advisory engagements/projects with:

Mahindra & Mahindra Group, Mumbai

JK Organization, India

BP Castrol, UK

Tata Elxsi, Bangalore

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

SRF, Gurgaon

Escorts, Delhi

INSEAD Business School, Singapore

Liqwid Krystal, Bangalore

Vartulz / CodeCube.in, Delhi

Hungama Mobile Entertainment, Mumbai

BlueAnt, Delhi

Show Stoppers, USA

Khoj – International Artists Association, Delhi

DEF (Digital Empowerment Foundation), India

NIIT University, Neemrana, India

University of Allahabad, India

Planet Edu, Delhi

ICL – setup of Innovation Centre and iZone Thinking Lab, Gurgaon

MyndPlay, UK

Neurosky, USA

GISFI (Global ICT Standardization Forum of India)

WhatIf, UK

NIF (National Innovation Foundation), Ahmedabad, India

ScreenNSW (IMF – Interactive Media Fund), Australian government, Sydney

Executive Producer of Stand-in-my-Shoes, Sydney (film on Global Empathy)

Mother & Child Trust – Healthphone, Hong Kong

Touchable Earth, New Zealand

Xpert Media, Delhi

Nanotel technologies, Hyderabad

Exhibitions India

Tiki’Labs, France

Intellasys, Silicon Valley, California, USA

Vmedia, Colorado, USA

Better Energy Systems (Solio), California, USA

Aegis Telecom Business School, Mumbai

DS Technologies, Delhi

Monet, California

Freemind Training, Delhi

Invoxel Technologies, Delhi

Zone V, UK

MYRA Business School, Mysore

Greenscape-Eco, Delhi

Datawind, Canada

NxtLyf, Bangalore

Inren Technologies, Singapore

4G African Broadband Forum, S. Africa

The Growth Agenda, UK

Reverie Language Technologies, Bangalore

IdeaFarms, Delhi

Roads Less Travelled, Delhi

MTS – Sistema Shyam Teleservices Limited, India

LISAA School of Design, India

Adianta School of Leadership and Innovation

Globacom Limited, Africa

Idem Design, Finland

Labrat, Australia / Norway

PrimeVariable / Beyond Intent, Australia

Impact Multimedia, Australia

Phenomec, Australia

mCareWatch, Australia

FlixSense, Australia

App Collective (Help Buddy)

inDiVisual Films

Pause Fest Advisory Board

Telstra muru-D, Australia

SynFlyt, Sydney

Reidefine Media

General Assembly

Stone & Chalk, Australia

NowVR / RelaxVR, Sydney

University of Technology, Sydney

HumanAR/VR, Sydney

Global Mindset, Sydney

Avantage Global, Sydney

Hannover Fairs, CeBIT Advisory Board

Enchanted Gallery, Adelaide

Wattcost, Sydney

iungo, Sydney

UTS Business School, Industry Advisory Council

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship (SSE)

The Studio, Sydney Startup Hub

SP Jain School of Global Management

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Singularity University

ArcSense

BAR360 – Business Analytical Reporting, Sydney

Remarkable Accelerator, Sydney

City of Sydney

NSW Government – Trade & Investment

Fusion Labs – Access India Program

iAccelerate, University of Wollongong

ProTrainFitness – Fatty Industries

BioConnected

Intuitive Mind

TimeChi

Blisspot

Sydney Sports Incubator (SSI)

Element 8 Group

ICF (International Cablemakers Federation)

Linkz Group of Industries

CSIRO, Australia

Anuraj has been actively involved in the evolution of key mobile standards. Several ideas he conceptualized are now global standards, stated below along with some achievements and contributions to the mobile industry:

  • NITZ – Network Identity & Time Zone ETSI standard.
  • COW (Cell-on-Wheels) using satellite transmission for rapid network deployment anywhere (implementing a complete GSM network in a ‘shipping container’).
  • Pioneering the development of an Outdoor(Tropical) self-contained Base Station (BTS) with Nokia Telecommunications.
  • Universal Charging / Data Connector for mobile devices global standard.
  • Integrally involved in launching the Global Certification Forum (GCF) where he awarded the first mobile phone to pass through the regime (Nokia 6210).
  • Instrumental in launching the first integrated camera-phones outside of Japan packaged with a leading operator based mobile data solution (Sharp GX-10 with Vodafone Live!) – won the most innovative handset award in Cannes.
  • Key stakeholder on the Nortel Orbitor project (predecessor of the iPhone).
  • Launching Australia’s first mobile digital Fax & Data Services along with piloting several celemetry (M2M) applications.
  • Co-developed Australia’s first GSM handset with Voxson.
  • Co-chairman of OzNUG: Australian Apple Newton (predecessor of the iPad) User Group.
  • Help spearhead one of the first digital mobile TV devices (based on DVB-H).
  • Launched one of the first Augmented Reality apps – a game called Mozzies (a first for Symbian OS) and a real time language translation (German<->English) solution prototype.
  • Helped with the development of the first BlackBerry licensed twister QWERTY keypad phone (Siemens SK65) which won several design and innovation awards.
  • Assisted with conceptualization of future technology & innovative showcases at trade shows like MWC, CeBIT, IFA, CES, CTIA, Ceatec, ShowStoppers e.g. first projector phone, pen phone, rollable, flexible (e-newspaper), wearable 3D displays, hybrid solar energy solutions.
  • Strong contributor to the development of IoT and it’s ecosystem with smart home, transportation, cities and more so its manifestion via new-age devices such as Wearables.
  • Advisor and co-founder of World Handset Forum series in Asia, Americas and Europe.
  • Co-founded Cambridge Wireless HSIG (Handset Special Interest Group).
  • Launching the world’s lowest cost mobile phone (People’s phone) including a variant for the blind.
  • Launching the first blue laser micro-drive based Movie phone (with Vmedia).
  • Brought on board at Ericsson a game changing offering (Novatium) based on a highly affordable personal cloud / grid / utility computing for the masses transforming a PC into an appliance.
  • Conceptualize apps and holistic concepts in the Mobile Wellness convergence domain.
  • Key advisory and help evangelise the world’s lowest cost indigenous mobile tablet (‘Aakash’) launched as a LCAD (Low Cost Access Device – project ‘Sakshat’) aimed essentially for education.
  • Led a project (for Tata Elxsi) on designing (from inception) a game changing ‘tablet type’ device for emerging markets with several vertical domain adaptions from household to enterprise.
  • Nurturing a low cost surface based HD multi-touch smart table with compelling applications and vertical use-cases across domains.
  • Help spearhead the creation of a unique innovation thinking lab (iZone) that incorporated a world-first (EEG based neuro-feedback tool to measure & enhance ‘creativity’ with a 3D Idea Generator tool).

Select Awards / Publications / Media Interactions: