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vice president

Vish supported in the founding of CIBI and FORGE and presently leads strategy, program planning and ecosystem operations. He has managed business strategy, strategic innovation and product marketing in MNCs, and has helped over 25 startups take off with 360D support for business modelling, product planning, marketing operations and business execution.

Vish has over 15 years of diverse experience in strategic business planning, managing profit, product strategy, product management and marketing, strategic alliances and business development for Software products, IT solutions and Internet Businesses in Enterprise, SMB & Consumer markets.

In the past 6 years he has been serving India based startups as a Startup coach and consultant offering business advisory, strategic planning and execution support in the areas of Business (strategy, planning & models), Product (vision, strategy & management), Marketing (demand-gen, pricing, channels & branding) and Investments. His clients are primarily tech businesses in the Enterprise software, SMB IT solutions and Consumer media and internet markets. He also offers planning and execution support to enable startups to transform their technologies and products into truly disruptive innovations by implementing a comprehensive managed innovation process spanning technology, product, business model, go-to-market, market development and business partnerships.

He has served as a business consultant to startups as AuroLabs, InMobi, Pawaa, ReelBox, PurpleView, ThoughtWorks Studios, XCode, apart from having helped with new product and innovation programs within large enterprises as Infosys, Wipro, Jindal Steel, and Ericsson. He supported CII as Program Manager for the India Industrial Innovation Awards in 2014. He has worked for 8 years in the global telecommunications industry in technical sales and marketing, product management, strategic alliances, and business strategy when employed by global MNCs (Cisco, Nortel, Ericsson) and Indian MNCs (Infosys, Wipro and Aricent). He has over 7 years of resident international work experience in USA, Canada, Sweden, Israel and China.

Vishwanath received his PGDM majoring in strategy, entrepreneurship and marketing from IIM-Bangalore in 2011, and his BE degree specializing in electronics and communications from CEG-Chennai in 2000.

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