Dr. Geetha Manjunath

Founder, CEO and CTO, NIRAMAI

Dr. Geetha Manjunath is the Founder, CEO and CTO of NIRAMAI, a deep tech startup developing a novel solution for detecting early-stage breast cancer. She has over 25 years of experience in IT research and has led many innovative projects in Healthcare and Transportation, especially catering to Emerging Market needs. Until the end of 2016, she was a Lab Director heading Data Analytics Research in Xerox India.  Prior to that, she was a Principal Research Scientist at Hewlett Packard Laboratories for 17 years, and a member of the C-DAC team which built the first commercial supercomputer from India. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science and management education from Kellogg’s School of Management Chicago.

Geetha has won much international and national recognition for her innovations and entrepreneurial work. She was awarded the Computer Society of India Gold Medal and Karnataka  State Award, was named as one of the top 50 NASSCOM IT Innovators and was also the winner of 2010 MIT Tech Review Grand Challenges She is a Senior Member of IEEE and past Chair of IEEE  Computer Society, Bangalore Chapter. She is the inventor of 15 US patents with more pending grants.