A seasoned consultant, angel investor and thought leader in the areas of digital transformation, blockchain, AI, payments and mobility, Amit will provide counsel on in-demand technology segments.
27 March 2019, SINGAPORE – Ecosystm, a disruptive technology research and advisory firm, has today announced the appointment of Amit Sharma as Principal Advisor. A thought leader in disruptive technology segments – including blockchain, AI, payments and mobility, Amit brings with him 20 years of experience across various roles, with a proven track record in advising some of the world’s most prominent companies – ranging from up-and-coming regional startups, to some of the biggest organisations on the Fortune 500.
Amit previously served as Vice President and Global head of Business Development at Indian technology giant, Tech Mahindra. Here, he managed, coached and cultivated a global team of digital evangelists / digital sales associates. He also established and managed numerous partnerships covering technologies as diverse as blockchain, AI, machine learning, IoT, big data, cloud, analytics, AR/VR and mobile payments.
A self-proclaimed ecopreneur, Amit is a fervent advocate of technology’s role in enabling social progress and a greener future. He currently serves as Founder & CEO at SPREAD – a digital B2B renewable energy funding and trading platform with a mission to invest in and champion green energy projects in developing economies across Asia Pacific.
Beyond his involvement with Ecosystm, he contributes extensively to the wider technology ecosystem in the region, both as an author and a keynote speaker. He has delivered presentations at some of the world’s most prestigious technology conferences – including the Blockchain Economic Forum in Davos, The Global Summit on Blockchain Technology, Berlin, and IoT World Singapore. Additionally, his research on the potential of blockchain for mitigating climate change has been highly cited, and published on various papers.
His passion in contributing to the growth of the technology ecosystem in the region has seen him heavily involved in its startup scene, as an Angel Investor with BANSEA (Business Angel Network Southeast Asia) and CRIB (Create Responsible and Innovative Businesses). He also sits as a board advisor for various startups in the region.
Commenting on the appointment, Amit Gupta, Founder and CEO at Ecosystm, said: “As a disruptive technology research firm ourselves, we are proud to call Amit a colleague. An individual with a strong passion in disruptive technologies, he has been heavily involved in all research and conversations related to emerging technologies in the region over the past years. With his wealth of experience and depth of expertise, we are certain that Amit will be an invaluable addition to the team.”
Amit Sharma, Principal Advisor at Ecosystm added: “As a change agent, I’ve always been passionate about the potential that disruptive technologies have in transforming organisations, and shaping a better, more sustainable future for our societies. Along these lines, I’m excited to be part of the Ecosystm project, especially with its lofty ambition of data democratisation.”
Amit’s appointment wraps up a strong first quarter for Ecosystm, well on track of its growth roadmap for the year. Other high-profile additions preceding Amit include:
- Anika Grant, Global HR Director, Uber, as Board Advisor
- Manoj Menon, formerly Managing Director, APAC at Frost & Sullivan, as Principal Advisor
- Craig Baty, formerly VP of Global Strategy at Fujitsu, as Principal Advisor
- Audrey William, formerly Head of Research and Senior Fellow at Frost & Sullivan, as Principal Advisor
Ecosystm is a new age Technology Research and Advisory Firm that brings together tech buyers, vendors and analysts into one integrated platform. The firm moves away from the highly inefficient business models of traditional research firms and instead focuses on data democratisation, with an emphasis on accessibility, transparency and autonomy.
With technology becoming the number one source for innovation and differentiation, and global annual spending on technology due to exceed US$5 trillion by 2020, Ecosystm aims to enable all companies to harness the power of market data to make informed decisions. Offering data and research input, sourcing and subscription services, Ecosystm promises its users in-depth and relevant research by default.
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