SENIOR DIRECTOR & HEAD OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, Proprietary Products R&D, Dr. REDDY's LABORATORIES INC.
Venkata is Intellectual Property Management professional with over 16 years of experience in strategizing Intellectual Property matters in the pharmaceutical value chain (pharmaceutical intermediates, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), Specialty Formulations (SF), New Chemical Entities (NCE) and Novel Differentiated Formulations (NDF)). Venkata is IP Executive and skilled professional in pharmaceutical R&D end to end Intellectual Property strategy matters, IP due diligence, IP strategy/global patent portfolio management, contract drafting and reviewing, licensing deal evaluations. patent life cycle management, IP due diligence, advising senior management on strategic IP matters, IP risk assessment and mitigation, client counselling, IP auditing, strategic member of the new product review committees. Venkata has extensive experience in handing various patent prosecution matters across US, Mexico, Brazil, China, UK, Spain and Europe. Venkata has lead the patent drafting and prosecution of about 500 patent applications across the globe. In his current role Venkata is responsible for ensuring the patent strategies in place to generate FDA orange book listable patents, which extend the revenues of the product lines. Venkata holds doctorate degree in Chemistry, Bachelors in Law degree from India and currently pursing LLM from Fordham University School of Law, New York.
Ganesh Tayi is an Author, Speaker, Sales Deal Expert, Marketing Strategist & Business Advisor for technology companies. Ganesh has been a successful business executive in the Telecom/Wireless industry for more than 20 years. He has worked with Fortune 500 technology companies including Sprint, Nextel and Motorola. As a VP for one of Motorola’s largest and most successful divisions, Ganesh led their global efforts in Strategy, Operations and Sales.
Ganesh is passionate about helping technology businesses scale up to the next level by dramatically upgrading their team skill-sets and processes. He is the author of Never Lose The Deal and holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Business.
CIO & VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL IT AT FINISAR CORPORATION
Giri Chodavarapu is CIO & Vice President of Global IT of Finisar Corporation. Giri is responsible for leading the global IT strategies, development and operation of applications and infrastructure that supports the company’s business. Mr. Chodavarapu brings nearly 20 years of information technology experience, with expertise in IT transformation, information security and mergers & acquisitions.
Mr. Chodavarapu is a very active member and participant of various CIP programs including corporate center for innovation CIO round table, global semi-conductor association CIO round table and a member of governing body of Evanta San Francisco mid-market CIO program. Prior to Finisar Giri was Consultant at Ernst & Young. He holds an MBA from Indian School of Business.
PRESIDENT OF SJW CONSULTING INC.
Joseph Wei is the President of SJW Consulting Inc., a management consulting company that has been advising Fortune 1000 and Start-ups on technologies and business strategies. Previously, Joseph has held various executive roles for global computer companies including Inventec, Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), NEC, and DEC (acquired by Compaq/HP) focusing on mobile computing, server and storage products.
Joseph is passionate about entrepreneurship, he chairs the Silicon Valley China Wireless Association Entrepreneur Development Program, organized many workshops and several startup pitch events. He has been a long-standing member of IEEE, and Chairs the Santa Clara Valley IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, the leading and the largest CE Society in the world. He is also a member of the IEEE Special Interest Group for Humanitarian Technology. Joseph holds a BSEE from Tufts University from Medford, MA.