Mr. Radhesh Kanumury

About the Speaker
  • Profession
    Country Lead, IBM Global Entrepreneur Program
  • Company

Radhesh Kanmury leads the Global Entrepreneur Program, for IBM India and South Asia.

He has exhibited strong leadership in steering the Startup initiative of IBM from scratch to one of the companies to be reckoned by the Startup ecosystem in India and generating strong revenues for IBM India Cloud business.Has core competency in evaluating startups leveraging technology and advising them on areas of improvement from business and technology standpoint. He is one among the Board of Advisor to few Startups and an Angel Fund. He conceptualized IBM India`s Startup challenge called IBM India Smartcamp and successfully executed the same. He personally curated the Startups for the finals, many of whom got funding either for the first time or for their subsequent rounds.

He worked closely with select Startups of IBM GEP on scaling their product strategy and GTM.He had led several key Sales wins for IBM.He established relationships with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with zero IBM software footprint. Got them to adapt IBM technology and later drove IBM revenue through them.

Radhesh is an expert in understanding problems of businesses, designing solutions with the help of technology and has created many first-of-its kind solutions. He has been working with Large Enterprises in assisting them in identifying the next generation innovations through joint Hackathons and Startup challenges. He is known for his innovative approach, has also organized World`s 1st Video based Startup challenge called IBMStartupStar. And mentored large enterprises such as ICICI, UST Global, and Airtel in helping them in finding their innovations through Hackathons. Notable among them was the Hackathon with ICICI Bank.

He has strong skills in building strategic relationships with Partner organizations. Radhesh is self driven professional ready to take up challenges. Successful at achieving turnaround growth and position organization for long-term profitability.

Radhesh also writes articles on technologies which are published in YourStory and Swarajya Magazines.Panelist and Speaker at several Startup forums organized by bodies such as Nasscom, Headstart, Yourstory, TiE GMASA, Sandbox from Deshpande Foundation etc.