Dr Ranjit Nair, CEO and Founder of Germin8 - A Digital and Social Media Intelligence company since 2007. Ranjit completed his PhD in Computer Science with a specialization in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Southern California in 2004. Post his doctorate, he worked as Senior Research Scientist with Honeywell Labs in Minneapolis, where he continued his work in developing algorithms for planning and decision making in the face of imprecise and incomplete information. He returned to India at the end of 2006 to be a tech entrepreneur and to fulfill a desire to see India become known not just as an exporter of IT services but also for world-class software products and innovation. With this goal in mind, he founded Germin8 in 2007. Today, Germin8 helps many large companies across sectors like financial services; automotive, FMCG and pharmaceuticals to analyze their customers and become more customer-centric. Ranjit also serves on the India Advisory Board of the University of Southern California and is the past President of the Alumni Club of Mumbai of the University of Southern California. In his spare time, he enjoys advising young entrepreneurs who have just begun their startup journey. He also serves as visiting faculty at several institutes like MICA and NMIMS.