Business Blaster Behind the Scenes

Feb 4, 2022

Neeraj Gulati ji has spent the last 20 years building and nurturing innovative products, teams, methodologies, processes and mindsets. 

Currently, he is the chief advisor to Honorable Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Manish Sisodia ji for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation landscape. The super-successful program of Delhi Govt. called Business Blasters is his co-creation.

Previously, in his capacity as a volunteer with the Prime Minister of India’s National Innovation Council, He drove the effort to develop an open, crowd-sourced childhood innovation ecosystem in India. Targeted for kids age 8-14, Todh-Fod-Jod encompassed de-construction, repair and re-purposing of everyday objects around us. Through this, kids developed authentic, hands-on connections with the science, art, math, design around them, increasing their creative confidence and potentially re-engaging them with what’s being taught in school.

Prior to this, Neeraj ji was the Managing Director of Ciena India, where he led the establishment, from scratch to a US-based multinational NASDAQ enlisted entity. Since its inception, Ciena India has had a broad community outreach program, including a computer education program for underprivileged kids. Over 250 children benefited from this over five years.

Prior to Ciena, Neeraj ji was an early stage member of the Lightera Networks team (a Silicon Valley-based venture) which was acquired by Ciena Corporation in 1999 for $460M. Before 1999, Neeraj ji held research and development positions at Bell Northern Research and Nortel.

An alumnus of La Martiniere College, Lucknow, Neeraj ji has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and is a famous dropout from the MBA program at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

He is also the vice president & MD of a successful e-commerce company called Monotype Solutions India Pvt Ltd. Neeraj ji has 12 US patents. He has lived in three countries and ten cities. He enjoys golf, singing, running and travel.

It is our privilege to have him as a speaker and I request him to enlighten us.