Keerthi Laal Kala – Office of Advisor to the PM

Mr Keerthi Laal has been part of Mr Sam Pitroda’s team for the past 3years and leads the industry, academia oriented initiatives of the Office of Advisor to the PM. He has been instrumental in putting together the Innovation Clusters initiative of the National Innovation Council and in exciting all stakeholders about new models for inclusive innovation.
Prior to that, along with being a member of Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala’s team at RTBI, IIT-Madras, he has worked with startups in various domains in both engineering and business functions. His favourite subject areas are intelligent systems, semiconductors, IT, machines and lately the philosophy of science.
He has a B. Tech in Mechatronics, M.Tech in VLSI and quit his Ph.D. working towards hardware architectures for intelligent systems. He also is an amateur theatre artist and an aspiring photographer.