Kumudhini Ravindra

Publication Co-Chair

Chief Strategy Officer & Co-founder at Inytu Inc & Principal Partner - Strategic Innovation, Standards & Research at Innomantra Consulting, Bangalore, India

Dr. Kumudhini Ravindra is a business transformation leader with over two decades of multidisciplinary and multi-domain experience. She is the CSO and Co-founder of Inytu Inc and Chief Mentor at Blue Lotus Inc She is cleantech, innovation, and design thinking expert. In her career, she has held senior management positions in firms like Tata Infotech, Daimler Chrysler India, Power Research & Development Consultants, Innomantra Consulting along with mentoring start-ups. She has worked on several cleantech projects across the globe and brings with her multidisciplinary experience. A recognized thought leader, Dr. Kumudhini is an expert in outcome-based education. She has successfully worked with many institutions and universities in higher education, designing and delivering courses/ workshops for Engineering and Management Programs. Dr. Kumudhini completed her Ph.D. in Clean Energy Modelling and Management from IISc, Bangalore in 2011. Her work on designing and implementing community microgrids was pioneering research on Microgrids in India. Dr. Kumudhini also holds an MBA from the Department of Management Studies, IISc, and a BE (Electrical & Electronics) from UVCE, Bangalore University. She was an exchange student at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2010 and obtained her Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation and Design Thinking from Emeritus Institute, Singapore in 2019. Dr. Kumudhini has been an active member of IEEE for over 15 years and has held many voluntary positions in Power & Energy Society and Women in Engineering and is presently the Chair-Elect of the WIE executive committee and Education Society for 2021. She is a member of the Energy and Smart City working groups of the IET India Future Technology Panel. She has published and presented several research papers and keynotes in academia and industry. She is a visiting faculty at many illustrious colleges in Bangalore and a Business Coach.