Dr. Vijay Kumar


Vijay Kumar is an IT corporate professional turned Researcher and Academician. He has had a successful 25-year corporate tenure of building and managing world class technology companies in India. He was the Corporate Product Marketing Manager at Wipro, one of the top Indian IT firms. Subsequently, he was the India Center Head of Tektronix Engineering, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tektronix, USA. He later became COO of Raffles Software, a global software firm and CEO of Mindteck, a listed software company promoted by a global investment bank. As MD of Manystreams, a US based video streaming product company, and as MD of Citec India, a subsidiary of Citec Finland, he led the formation and growth of these companies in India. As President of IP consulting at Bizworth, an Intellectual Capital and Valuation advisory, he advised companies on IP strategy and valuation. He currently holds the position of Professor and Dean of Faculty of Management Studies at PES University, Bangalore. Vijay’s interests are in investigating the financial and economic outcomes of innovation. Vijay has written a book titled Global Innovation and Economic Value which he developed at IIM-Bangalore (co-authored by Dr. Sundarraj, professor, IIT-Madras). The book will be published by Springer Nature. The book discusses the Financial value that innovation provides to firms, Economic value that it endows to nations and the Social value that it delivers to society. The book accentuates the strategic focus of innovation in the Technology and Pharmaceutical sectors, the two largest bastions of innovation and the coverage is truly global. Big data underpins the development of the book involving a dataset consisting of 86 million patent records and 8 million financial records from Thomson Reuters. It is one of the largest datasets analyzed for developing a book. Vijay is an Electronics Engineer with an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA. He obtained his PhD from IIT Madras, India.

Management Studies

Qualification Institution Year
BE (Electronics Engineering)