Dr. Murali Murti, Author, Supersonic, Senior Partner, Sigma Ventures

Dr. Murali Murti, Author, Supersonic, Senior Partner, Sigma Ventures

The Brand Called You is pleased to welcome the incredibly talented technology professional turned entrepreneur, Dr. Murali Murti. Murali is the author of Supersonic. He is a Senior Partner with Sigma Ventures.

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Overview

The Brand Called You is pleased to welcome the incredibly talented technology professional turned entrepreneur, Dr. Murali Murti. Murali is the author of Supersonic. He is a Senior Partner with Sigma Ventures. He has done his doctorate on knowledge processes and their role in innovation- a comparison of selected Chinese and Indian practices. Over the past three decades he has been the CEO of major IT Companies. 

Murali’s book Supersonic, is a historio techno thriller. He has integrated history and technology while retaining the touch of a thriller read. Murali talks in detail about his book and explains why he picked thriller as his genre. Being the talented writer that he is, Murali also shares what makes a good writer and more importantly, a good story. 

Further, Murali and Ashutosh opine about the technology and innovation of India. They discuss it in comparison with Chinese technology. Murali explains what we as a country lack in reaching the top in tech and innovation. While we have made great progress in the field, he believes there is still that can be done along the way!

Later in the conversation, Murali talks about his doctorate, a hypothesis he carried out with reference to the IT industry of India and China. Murali has gained a lot of knowledge on the subject and it clearly reflects in his very intellectual responses.

Tune in to know more about Murali and his incredible work.

Profile

Murali Murti is a first-time author who has written his first novel – a thriller – during the time that became available during the long lockdowns during the Covid pandemic. This is his latest endeavour in a varied life encompassing qualifications earned at India’s best educational institutions, a successful professional career in India and overseas, and a foray into academic research and teaching.

In industry, he has over four decades of experience in different senior roles including at the CEO level in major Indian IT companies in India and overseas, trade promotion in Europe, and advisory roles across different sectors. Currently a senior partner in Sigma Ventures, he brings this storehouse of knowledge and experience to bear on new technology opportunities in the Aerospace and Defence sectors in India, in which he has maintained a special interest, including as an entrepreneur, for the past ten years.

He holds a B.Tech in electrical engineering from IIT Bombay, an MBA from IIM Calcutta, and a PhD from the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru.  His doctoral thesis was titled “Knowledge Processes and their role in Innovation – a comparison of selected Chinese and Indian practices”. His research and work have given him deep insights into the paradigms and practices of technological innovation across the globe. Outside of work he enjoys travelling, films and web serials, and is an aficionado of espionage novels. He lives in Bengaluru.

Born into a railway family, he has lived and travelled extensively across India and overseas. He discovered a love for books, especially of the classic spy and thriller genres, during the long train journeys and bookshops and libraries of his youth. He was fascinated by science and technology from an early age and developed an interest in their impact on history during a long career that embedded him in diverse places and cultures. He rediscovered writing during a later stint as a professor of management and decided to write his first novel after submitting his doctoral thesis. 

Supersonic – a thriller that rewrites history is his first novel.

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