Hemanth Satyanarayana founded Imaginate, which is rated by Gartner as a Top 3 Cool Vendor in 2016 because of its widely popular innovative work. He has over 12 years of experience working in product management & development in Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) & Mixed Reality (MR) platforms in USA and India. He is a former winner of the prestigious MIT TR35 India Innovator award. At Imaginate, Hemanth spearheads the strategy formulation and overall technology development. Imaginate’s product Dressy, a plug and play virtual fitting room, won the NEXT B2B award at World Economic Forum (Global Shapers Frankfurt). Hemanth is an early researcher (in 2005) in AR, who pioneered the development of Image guided Liver Surgery apparatus using a Google Glass like device, for a renowned Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, USA. Besides working for top MNC, he worked in VR startups in New York in multiple capacities, delivered successful product demonstrations to the US Department of Defense and helped raise over $500K in research grants. Hemanth is also a co-inventor of a couple of patents (in Virtual Collaborative Shopping and Virtual Locomotion Controller) filed in US and India. Hemanth holds a B.Tech degree from IIT Madras, a Masters in Research (Augmented Reality) from State University of New York at Buffalo, a PG Diploma in Patent Law from NALSAR University of Law. He is also an alumnus of Indian School of Business CEE. Hemanth is also an angel investor, speaker and mentor at several educational and entrepreneurial organizations.
- Short Bio:Founder & CEO Imaginate Software Labs Pvt Ltd