Dr. K. R. Suresh Nair

IEEE India Council Track Chair

Chief Technology Advisor at Social Alpha & Founder and CEO of Design Alpha

Dr.Suresh Nair, an alumnus of the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay has spent his initial career at TIFR and subsequently at SAMEER, R&D Lab of Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India. Later he was with NeST, as Global Chief Technology Officer heading the technology strategies. Under his leadership, designed and developed many novel products in Healthcare, Communication domains and many are finding excellent market acceptance globally.

Dr.Suresh Nair is presently the Chief Technology Advisor to Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, an initiative of Tata Trust, and also the founder of two companies, Design Alpha and Biophoton Technologies.

Dr.Suresh has more than 120 publications, 18 patents, co-authored three books, and more than 200 technical reports to his credit.

He has been conferred with many awards including the IEEE Outstanding researcher award, DST Lockheed Martin award 2014 for the top innovation as Rank No.1 in India, BV Baliga Award, IETE OE Award to name a few.

He is Chairman of many Government of India committees on R&D, a member of various government Steering committees like MeitY, DSIR, etc. He is also in the Project Management Group of Maker Village, a member in Nidhi Prayas, DST Healthcare Hub, etc. He is a Fellow IETE, Fellow OSI, Senior member of IEEE.

Dr.Suresh is currently Chair-Elect, IEEE India Council, and is an active promoter of academic-industry association, and his passion is to mentor youngsters as entrepreneurs.