Dr. Shyam Vasudeva Rao

Founder & Director of Forus Health Pvt Ltd., Director MYMO wireless, Technical Director Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, medicine and life sciences, The Netherlands, Cofounder
& Director RenalyX health systems, eHealth enablers, Rx Digi Health Platform all in Bangalore. Chief Mentor Centre for Innovation in Medical Electronics, BMS Engineering College.
His research work has been on Real time systems and Parallel Computer Architecture from the Indian Institute of Science& has worked with CG Smith as Team Lead, Ericsson General Manager, Tata Consultancy Services Sr Product Manager and Philips Medical Systems. He did his engineering and masters in Electronics from SJCE, Mysore University.
His first innovation was a hardware antivirus solution called Knox card. He co-invented this in 1989 and this let to a start-up called Knoxware which was one the first to come up with such a
unique solution to computer virus protection in a generic way.
During his stint at Ericsson, Dr. Shyam was responsible for building a R&D team of more than 100 engineers for new product development activities at Bangalore. After this success, he was on special assignment at their head office in Stockholm, as a Strategic Product Manager for over 2 years. This involved building revenues and profits, through innovative and creative business
strategies and extensive customer-centric business analysis. Working as a Director of technology in Philips Innovation Campus, Bangalore, he established the innovation framework for consumer
electronics and medical systems division. He exponentially grew the patent portfolio ofboth the above divisions and established working relationships with academic institutions.
He has won several awards for his thesis at IISc a gold medal and Prof. Badkas best thesis award, His innovation 3nethra, an all in one eye screening device, at Forus has won several Loral’s like DST Locked Martin Gold medal, Perimal Award, Sankalp Award, CNBC TV18 Award, Samsung Innovation Quotient Award, NASCOM Innovation Award and Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award for 2011. In 2016 IOT India Congress awarded IOT Thought Leader.
In 2017 one of my innovative product at Forus Neo won the Marico Innovation award. He has published more than 40 technical papers and filed more than 25 international patents with
5 US patent grants