Panasonic India appoints Mr. Manish Misra as Chief Innovation Officer

New Delhi: Panasonic India, a global leader in technology and innovation, announced the appointment of Manish Misra as Chief Innovation Officer, Panasonic India. Mr. Misra will be responsible for the strategic development of innovation and technology while leading the company’s Innovation hub in India. Panasonic’s Innovation hub is focused towards creating an ecosystem for the company to shape the future product strategy, and enable in digital transformation. He will be reporting in to Mr. Manish Sharma, President and CEO, Panasonic India.

Panansonic’s Innovation hub -The Centre of Excellence (Coe), launched last year, aims to develop Panasonic’s transformative solutions in five key domains – Connected Home/ Community, Mobility, Energy, Industrial and Finance Solutions which in turn will develop state of the art products. Mr. Misra’s role will be not only to leverage the technology already available within Panasonic and develop innovative solutions, he will also drive a technology-enabled strategy with specific focus on emerging trends to bring in technological advancements that will enable Panasonic to stay ahead in the industry.

Mr. Misra a well-known industry veteran with more than 22 years of experience with a strong focus on innovation. He was associated with HID Global as India R&D Head & Vice President of Engineering & Innovation and was responsible for setting up the core development, engineering and innovation center of excellence for the company in India. He also enabled HID Global’s next generation product offerings in Cloud, Mobile and IoT space.

Prior to this, Mr. Manish was with IBM from where he started his career in 1996. During his tenure with IBM he headed and was responsible for setting up various initiatives with departments such as Enterprise Systems Development and Independent Software Vendors Enablement which became critical and essential part of the company’s business.

Mr. Manish Sharma, President and CEO, Panasonic India and South Asia and Vice President Appliances Company Panasonic Corporation said, “As we continue to accelerate our technology transformation, I am very pleased to have Manish join our team. This is an important focus area for the organization as we embarks to strengthen our innovation hub and offer disruptive technologies in the field of IoT, Mobility, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). It aims to build a strong and dynamic platform where technology meets innovation, young minds meet opportunity and industry meets solutions.”

He added, “Manish brings with him in depth technology understanding, industry best practices and understanding of Indian market. We believe he will help us in staying ahead of the evolving & dynamic tech curve. We are very excited about the contribution he will make and welcome him to the firm.”

Mr. Manish Misra, Chief Innovation Officer, Panasonic India said, “I am excited to join Panasonic at this transformative time in the company’s history. I see great potential in the vision of their Innovation hub and am looking forward to contribute towards the continued growth of the company and driving innovation & change within the industry.”

Mr. Manish Misra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (CSE) from the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi. He has completed various leadership & management courses from top business schools and holds multiple patents.