Rishi Bhatnagar

President, Aeris Communications, Chairman, IET IoT Panel India

Dr. Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar is an established Thought Leader in the Internet of Things and Digital Space. He brings over two decades of industry experience, working for Information Technology companies.
Currently, as President, Aeris India Dr Bhatnagar is leading the Aeris business in the Indian subcontinent, MEA and the APAC region. Aeris in APAC and MEA is enabling telecom operators and enterprises jumpstart IoT services through an integrated end-to-end IoT platform and solution.

He has co-authored the best seller “Enterprise IoT” along with a team from Bosch and Machina Research, which covers IoT project management frameworks, and the methodology. In addition, Dr. Bhatnagar is also the Chairperson of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) - IoT Panel in India, a 146 years old UK based institution. It is a neutral collaboration platform for IoT thought leaders. Dr. Rishi is a member of NASSCOM Smart Cities Task Force and the Startup Core Committee as also the Confederation of Indian Industry for National Committee on Technology and the IoT Core Panel.

He is also an advisor and mentor to ANGLEpaisa, iB Hubs and Manacle Technologies Pvt Limited in India. Through his diverse public speaking engagements and media interactions, Dr. Rishi builds a case for enterprise IoT adoption by demystifying the concept, deployment models and associated nuances. He also champions IoT through regular interactions with the media across India and rest of Asia.

Prior to joining Aeris, Dr. Bhatnagar worked with Tech Mahindra in various roles. As the Global Head for Digital Enterprise Services, he helped expand its Digital and IoT businesses. In 1998, he worked with HCL Perot Systems, and served as Director for Perot Systems in Ireland and led their foray into that country.

Dr Bhatnagar has undergone the Global Program for Management Development from Michigan Ross School of Business, USA. He holds Doctorate in Philosophy in Computer Science and Engineering and Masters in Computer Applications from Institute of Management and Technology, Ghaziabad. He did his Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Electronics from Delhi University.