Shyam Rajan has over 30 years of experience in product development and technology management at companies such as GE and Philips. He is an experienced technology professional / CTO with a demonstrated history of working in the medical imaging, medical devices and 3D visualization software domains. He was the CTO of the GE Healthcare team at the John F Welsh Technology centre in Bangalore, where he led a team of 1300 engineers and technologists working on life saving medical devices and technologies.
He was also the Exponential markets leader at the Global Research Center, where he was responsible for creating an inter-disciplinary lab (Forge Lab, both in Bangalore and in New York state) to evaluate how GE stays ahead in exponential markets and technologies that change the competitive landscape dynamically, before they disrupt GE businesses.
He is skilled in product realization, technology strategy development, engineering / people management, product realization in the emerging markets, cross functional collaboration and driving an innovation and entrepreneurial culture across the organization.
Prior to joining GE, Shyam ran his own consulting and training company.
Shyam holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in 3D graphics and Visualization and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Melbourne. Australia.
He is passionate about developing technologies that make an impact, ranging from lifesaving devices to the innovative use of imaging and extended reality (AR/VR) to improve human productivity.
He is a firm believer that “low cost” does not translate to low technology – on the contrary the opposite is mostly true.