Panasonic India today announced the appointment of Manish Misra as Chief Innovation Officer, Panasonic India. Manish will be responsible for the strategic development of innovation and technology while leading the company’s Innovation hub in India. He will be reporting in to Manish Sharma, President and CEO, Panasonic India.
Manish Sharma, President and CEO, Panasonic India and South Asia and Vice President Appliances Company Panasonic Corporation said, “As we continue to accelerate our technology transformation, I am very pleased to have Manish join our team. This is an important focus area for the organization as we embark to strengthen our innovation hub and offer disruptive technologies in the field of IoT, Mobility, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). It aims to build a strong and dynamic platform where technology meets innovation, young minds meet opportunity and industry meets solutions.”
Panasonic's Innovation hub-The Centre of Excellence (CoE) is focused towards creating an ecosystem for the company to shape its future product strategy, and enable in digital transformation. Launched last year, it aims to develop Panasonic’s transformative solutions in five key domains – Connected Home/ Community, Mobility, Energy, Industrial and Finance Solutions which in turn will develop state of the art products.
In his new role, Manish will not only to leverage the technology already available within Panasonic and develop innovative solutions, but will also drive a technology-enabled strategy with a specific focus on emerging trends.
Manish has more than 22 years of experience with a strong focus on innovation. Prior to this, he was associated with HID Global as India R&D Head & Vice President of Engineering & Innovation and was responsible for setting up the core development, engineering and innovation center of excellence for the company in India. He started his career with IBM in 1996.
On his appointment, Manish stated, “I am excited to join Panasonic at this transformative time in the company’s history. I see great potential in the vision of their Innovation hub and am looking forward to contributing towards the continued growth of the company and driving innovation & change within the industry.”