Loading Events
  • This event is over. However, time travel possible through our Audio & Video! See upcoming events


Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Myelin Foundry

Date & Time

Friday Fri, 19 Jan 2024


Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

Join Gopichand Katragadda in an exploration of the ancient Indus script, where innovative cross-disciplinary approaches offer new insights into the language, script, economic and cultural aspects of one of the earliest civilizations.

Katragadda’s unique approach of using the longest Indus script on a seal as a trade glossary is a significant departure from previous attempts to decipher the script. This method could provide unprecedented insights into the economic and commercial practices of the Indus Valley Civilization. In line with a few other scholars, by interpreting the Indus script as a trade record, Katragadda’s work could shed light on the intricate economic systems of one of the oldest civilisations. This approach unravels the script and deepens our understanding of ancient trade networks and economic practices.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.


Gopichand Katragadda

Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Myelin Foundry

Dr. Gopichand Katragadda is the Founder and CEO of Myelin Foundry, an AI company with a vision to transform human experiences and industrial outcomes. He is the President of the IET, Board of Trustees UK. He is an Independent Director of Bosch India Limited and ICICI Securities. He chairs the CII Southern Region Startup Council and is a member of the NASSCOM governing council for the Centre of Excellence for Data Science & AI.

Till January 2019, Gopi was the Group Chief Technology Officer and Innovation Head of Tata Sons. At Tata Sons, he facilitated the development of pioneering products and services, strategic technology collaboration, and innovation across the $100 Billion Tata Group. Previously, as the Chairman and Managing Director of GE India Technology Centre, he helped grow GE’s largest R&D Centre – the John F. Welch Technology Centre.

Gopi is the past Chairman of the CII National Technology Committee and the CII Western Region Innovation Taskforce. He is a GE Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Gopi helped establish the Advanced Materials CoE at IIT-Madras and the Advanced Manufacturing CoE at IIT-Kharagpur. He has framed the CII-Tata Communications Digital Transformation CoE. Gopi also set up and managed the ongoing Tata research collaborations with Harvard and Yale.

Gopi has authored a book on innovation titled SMASH, currently in its second edition. He has over 30 journal publications, five patents, several invited presentations and citations of his research work. Gopi holds a BE degree in Electronics Engineering from Bangalore University and MS, PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Iowa State University.