Our world today is a tapestry of a series of challenges that have been overcome by us, as a species, each step leading to a better quality of life for the world, for instance: the invention of the wheel, the conception of the light bulb- extending illumination into nighttime, vaccinations against disease.
In a similar vein, shortages in food, and providing access to healthy food across the world, are simply hurdles that need to be addressed to get to the next level: a greener, better future.
Our vision at Blu Cocoon Digital is simple: we envision a world where lack of food is history, and every person can afford, and easily access good quality food, where wastage is reduced, and operations are carried out in a way that is sensitive and responsible towards the future of this planet.
Technology has changed the very fabric of how the world operates. We are on a mission to harness the power of Artificial Intelligence and digital throughout the food ecosystem. Envisioning a world where sustainably produced, healthy, affordable food is accessible to all, we offer solutions that bring in the power of AI into the food value chain. We are on an unstoppable mission to develop a range of services and products, in essence, bringing our goals and visions to fruition.
Shantanu brings in 25+ years of industry experience, having handled multiple roles in various capacities of SBU management, strategy, business development, and alliances management. He has held diverse leadership roles in reputed organizations building business models. Shantanu is a mechanical engineer, with management certifications from IIM Lucknow and ICFAI and he is also certified in Law. Over the years he has associated himself with many social causes focused on healthcare for elderly people, as well as education for girl children, and remains an active member of an NGO as well.
Srabani has more than 15 years of Corporate Sales & Communications experience with expertise in the Banking & Insurance domain, with specialization in public relations & mathematics. She has been instrumental in building the family atmosphere amongst the BCD team during its initial stages.
Souvik Debnath brings 20+ years of experience in the Financial Service sectors (Insurance and Banking) and various initiatives through Information Technology. Currently, he is directing his efforts on understanding the evolution of AI and ML and its trajectory, and he’s leading his team with his deeply held tenets on collaboration and teamwork as the catalyst for success.
Soumit is a dedicated professional with a passion for innovation and problem-solving. With a background in computer science, his expertise lies in developing cutting-edge software applications and leading cross-functional teams to deliver successful projects and products. His career began as a software developer, and over the last two decades, he has taken up different roles in the IT industry, in presales, project management, delivery management, customer engagement, integration, to name a few. He has also spearheaded various projects in the domains of ERP, E-Commerce, HR Management, Mortgage Lending, Agri Tech, etc.
Karabi Bharadwaj is a seasoned project management professional with more than 16 years of experience in managing multi-million-dollar projects and programs in Information Technology. Prior to her current role as AVP of program delivery at Blu Cocoon Digital, Karabi led large multi-year contractual engagements for Microsoft. She made significant contributions in providing leadership, to manage project delivery in Brainwave Applications and Rebaca Technologies, both prominent IT companies in India. She has a proven track record of managing large complex transformation and transition projects in Technology for various industry verticals including news & media, FMCG, manufacturing, banks, petroleum, and energy. Karabi’s expertise extends beyond project management, as she has served as a Blue Core Coach in IBM, providing coaching services to leadership, and was also a part of the L&D team at Microsoft.
Pinaki Bhattacharyya is a well-known name in the non-clinical experimental research arena, especially in the field of Agrochemical Discovery and good laboratory practice (GLP). Over the past 17 years, he served as a member of the technical committee and board of studies in different institutes. Pinaki is a vocal advocate of digital transformation in agriculture and environmental risk assessment for sustainable agriculture. He brings his expertise in the field of microbiology, ecotoxicology, environmental fate modeling, good laboratory practice (GLP), and Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) to the team.
Prabir Chandra brings in more than three decades of experience in sales and operations. Having completed his B. Tech in Avionics from a Premier Engineering College, he went on to finish his post-graduation in business management in marketing and HR. Prabir has worked for blue-chip IT organizations of the country at the regional & national levels and has gathered wide-ranging field experiences, from sales to government verticals to large enterprises. His expertise in operations management, sales management, new product launching, solution selling, and project management, make him an invaluable part of the Blu Cocoon Digital team. His excellent administrative and manpower management skills and ability to help define company direction, achieve goals and optimize business, make him an asset to our organization.
Starting in Technology Consulting, Vinay has, over the course of his 24-year career, held multiple roles: from Chief Technology Officer to Global Practice Head and Solution Architect. Vinay led the global Digital Organization at Ingredion Inc., a Fortune-500 food ingredient multinational corporation. Now at Blu Cocoon Digital, he focuses his knowledge and expertise to improve food production yield at all stages of the food lifecycle, from seed selection, and crop growth to food distribution. At Blu Cocoon Digital, he is responsible for go-to-market and product development for these cutting-edge, AI-powered products for the Agriculture and Food & Beverage industries.