Innovation Master Classes by HubStreet at Bhub Thiruvananthapuram !

I am quite creatively curious about the innovation master classes program organised by #HUBSTREET a group of talented youngsters in Kerala. Perhaps it is the first innovation community fully organised by young children. Looking forward to converse with them on the basic purposes and concepts of innovation.


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INNOLOGUE – A Master class on Innovation by HubStreet !

Excited to be part of the Innovation Master Class : INNLOGUE #Innologue2k18 Organised by Hub Street – A Knowledge Collective formed by a group of creative youngsters ! It is quite inspiring to see how the future generation is marching towards the mastery of digital technologies and business models through creative conversations. Thank you B’hub​ and R Abhilash Pillai​for connecting us with emerging knowledge collectives !! It is nice to see Maklab Innovations​ joining us in this initiative !

Innovation Master Class : INNLOGUE #Innologue2k18

Healthcare Hackathon in the Heart of the City ! Moments from Hash2018

It was a great experience to be a Jury and Mentor to the talented students in Digital Healthcare focused Hackathon organized by Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, #Hash2018 at B’hub. This event highlighted my persistent belief in the creative confidence of our future engineers. In a matter of 22 hours, 100+ students in 20+ teams came together to build hacks and apps in multitude of digital technologies ranging from #ibmwatson #googlefirebase #iot #unity3d #leapmotion #angularjs #react#android #python #ml.

We could see the confluence of machine learning, data science, IOT, Mixed Reality, Gesture Computing, Clean Tech, cognitive computing, natural language processing, enterprise mobility, social networks, digital marketing and so much more. Students from Engineering colleges across the length and breadth of Kerala flocked in this event, from Kerala University, KTU, CUSAT and MG University ! A well spend weekend with future sparks !! Hats off to Team #MBCET + Team #Bhub.

MaxEd Think Tank Conclave : Addressing the right challenges in Education space !

MaxEd has been a powerhouse of ideas and innovators in the field of Management Education. I have always cherished every meet ups and events that MaxEd organized. It demonstrated an amazing ring of friendship and focused thought process. When MaxEd completes one year, the Think Tank is becoming a formidable thought leader and visionary in vivid dimensions of management consulting. MaxEd members are presenting their thought leadership in Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation, Innovation Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Ecosystem Development, Social Business etc.

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Our Think Tank conclave coincided with the MaxEd Talk the Walk #MaxEdTTW Kochi Edition. It was a real treat for anyone with genuine interest in social transformation and open innovation. We could connect with innovators in different walks of life. I could connect to an array of educators and entrepreneurs in this occasion. Thanks to MaxEd !!

Innovation Integration and STEM : Building Digital Economies at Scale !

TKM Institute of Management has organized a national conference on Innovation focusing on the impact of applied innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Management. It was a great opportunity to connect with innovative entrepreneurs and academicians and a lot of passionate and creative students from colleges across Kerala.

I focused on the much needed convergence of innovative practices in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Management (STEAM) to build minimum viable concepts, minimum viable prototypes, minimum viable designs, minimum viable products and minimum viable commerce at scale. The concept of STEAM resonates we’ll with the concepts of lean methodology and innovation sprints.

We had an enlightened panel discussion after the Key Note sessions. Our panel comprised of Dr.Vinithkumar Nair, Professor from TKM Institute of Management, Nishant Nambiar, CEO of Inforich Technologies,  Dr. Arun Surendran, Strategic Director, Trinity College of Engineering and Geethu Sivakumar, CEO of PACE HighTech.

I could meet the leadership of the pioneering education consulting firm AAMC from Australia soon after this conference.

At MaxEd Think Tank Conclave 2017

It was quite sheer coincidence that I got connected to the inspiring community of business management educators called ‘MaxEd’. LinkedIn has played a key role in establishing this connect. 

I got into the community through their WhatsApp groups and started networking very closely. The entire community was quite enthusiastic to join hands with us to spread the message of innovation beyond the corporate circles and towards the academic platforms.

I joined them in the Think Tank Conclave in Kochi at Olive Downtown, quite a professional environment for discussion of this magnitude.

We brainstormed over quite a few topics concerning Management Education in Kerala.


Rishabh, an aspiring entrepreneur has presented a few interesting ideas around building a business model to conduct education as a multinational experience.


Inspired by the air of positivity and optimism, I decided to share a few thoughts on innovating management education in Kerala through a phase wise, yet radical approach.

My proposal was well received by all the delegates in the conclave. We had multiple rounds of ideation and collaborative thoughtscaping around building Edu Tech and Edu Innovate Ecosystem around campuses in Kerala. A few academic institutions like SCMS Cochin, SB College Changanassery, DCSMAT etc., TKMIM etc. came forward with abundance of energy and passion to realise the dreams together. Finally, we called it a day with a flick together to flock together a long journey ahead !