Asia Innovation Summit-2021 | Showcasing Implementable and Scalable Innovation (July 14 – July 21)

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Qadir Ak is the founder of Coinpedia. He has over a decade of experience writing about technology and has been covering the blockchain and cryptocurrency space since 2010. He has also interviewed a few prominent experts within the cryptocurrency space.

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Asia Innovation Summit, 2021, Asia’s first premier research-oriented emerging technology conference launched by Lumos Labs, an innovation management firm in association with Woodstock Fund, a DLT focussed global multi-asset fund and DAOMaker, a global growth and funding enablement platform, bringing together a myriad of corporate innovators,  academic researchers, startup investors, and the top entrepreneurs from across the continent.

The AIS summit aims to uncover and showcase the best innovators from the corporate world, academic researchers, startup investors, and top entrepreneurs from across the continent.

The format of the event by the way of delivery was designed to be different than most online events that crowd our calendars during the Post Covid era, wherein instead of making the attendees block the whole month for this event, the platform brought the month to them, video by video, followed by a week filled with contextual networking engagements between the speakers and audience.

The innovative approach of  ‘30 Videos in 30 Days’ allows attendees to visit the Asia Innovation Summit website and find the speakers in action at their own pace. This is followed by seven days of live contextual networking session extending between July 14 – 21, 2021, it will be a culmination of a month-long program that will enable contextual networking opportunities through intriguing panel discussions, one-on-one tech talks with industry experts, and job opportunities for developers and student pool catering to all stakeholders in the ecosystem.

The Three Pillars of Focus

Asia Innovation Summit


  • Security in permissionless blockchains 
  • Digitral Forensics in a crypto world 

Internet of Things

  • IoT Data value chain
  •  Balancing Privacy, Security & convenience


  • AI, VR and metaverses 
  • Learn Coding for better problem-solving mindset

Event Speakers

This will be, undoubtedly be the most informative 7 days with a line-up of over 40+ speakers across over 20-panel discussions with a line-up of prestigious speakers including academicians and innovators 

Anand S (CEO of Gramener: Insights as Data Stories) 

  • Twitter – @sanand0
  • Linkedin – Anand S
  • Pre-recorded Video – Leveraging data visualizations for effective story telling 

Dr. Hila Oren (CEO, The Tel Aviv Foundation)

  • Linkedin – Dr. Hila Oren 
  • Pre-recorded Video – The state of smart cities in the post-COVID pandemic 

Dr. Sandeep Shukla (Professor, IIT Kanpur) (Principal Co-ordinator, National Blockchain Project, National Security Council Secretariat) 

  • Twitter – @sandeepkshukla
  • Linkedin – Sandeep Shukla
  • Pre-recorded Video – Detecting Malicious Accounts in Permissionless Blockchains

Sagar Gubbi Venkatesh (Indian Institute of Science)

  • Linkedin – Sagar Gubbi 
  • Pre-recorded Video – Translating Natural Language for Robot Manipulation

Dr. Prateek Jain (Senior Research Scientist, Google)

  • Pre-recorded Video – Resource-efficient Machine Learning

Anirud Thyaghranjan (Research Scientist, Processor Architecture Research Lab, Intel Labs) 

  • Linkedin – Anirud Thyaghrajan  
  • Pre-recorded Video – Towards Noise Resilient Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) systems

Shivesh Ranjan (Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Dell EMC)

  • Linkedin – Shivesh Ranjan
  • Pre-recorded Video – Reimagining Streaming Storage with Pravega

Dr. Divya Gupta (Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research India)

  • Linkedin – Divya Gupta 
  • Pre-recorded Video – Exploring privacy-preserving machine learning

Dr Manoj Kumar (Assistant Professor, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies)

  • Linkedin – Dr Manoj Kumar 
  • Pre-recorded Video – Digital forensics in the domain of cybersecurity 

Dr Pawan Goyal (Assistant Professor, IIT – Kharagpur)

  • Pre-recorded Video – Graph-based framework for structured prediction tasks in Sanskrit 

Ranjini Guruprasad (Research Staff Member, IBM Research India)

  • Linkedin – Ranjini Guruprasad
  • Pre-recorded Video – Using distributed virtual batteries for energy elasticity services

Sreeram Kanan (Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle)

  • Linkedin – Sreeram Kanan
  • Pre-recorded Video – Fair-ordering in Blockchains 

Madhura Purnaprajna (Professor, PES University)

  • Linkedin – Madhura Purnaprajna
  • Pre-recorded Video – TileNET: Hardware accelerator for ternary Convolutional Neural Networks 

Dr Muthian Sivathanu (Partner Researcher, Microsoft Research India)

  • Pre-recorded Video – Blockene: A High-throughput Blockchain Over Mobile Devices 

Dilip Krishnaswamy (Vice President, Emerging Tech R&D, Reliance Jio Platforms Ltd.)

  • Linkedin – Dilip Krishnaswamy
  • Pre-recorded Video – Quantum-safe distributed consensus for IoT data streams

Fereshteh Forough (Founder and Executive Director, Code to Inspire)

  • Twitter – @f_forough
  • Linkedin – Fereshteh Forough 
  • Pre-recorded Video – Building Afghanistan 2.0 with #AfghanGirlsCode 

Dr Chittaranjan Hota (Professor of Computer Sciences, BITS Hyderabad)

  • Linkedin – Chittaranjan Hota 
  • Pre-recorded Video – Self-verifying codes for IoT devices

Nischal Shetty (Founder and CEO, WazirX)

  • Twitter – @NischalShetty
  • Linkedin – Nischal Shetty
  • Pre-recorded Video – State of Crypto in India

Proposed Panels (We’ll share more details closer to the date)

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Qadir AK

Qadir Ak is the founder of Coinpedia. He has over a decade of experience writing about technology and has been covering the blockchain and cryptocurrency space since 2010. He has also interviewed a few prominent experts within the cryptocurrency space.

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