Ankur is Vice President and Global Head of Corporate Venturing and Innovation at Tata Communications. Based in Silicon Valley, Ankur has a career spanning over 20 years during which time he has worked on a broad range of roles including sales, strategy, M&A, operations, consulting, venturing and innovation.
He has been instrumental in setting up Tata Communications’ corporate venturing programme, and in his current role, he is responsible for driving start-up partnerships and investments, incubating and spinning out internal start-up ventures and leading university partnerships.
The areas where Tata Communications is sourcing for innovation include software-defined programmable networks, IoT, predictive and end-to-end security, cross-border mobility platforms and services, AI, and AR/VR-based collaboration tools, to name just a few.
Prior to joining Tata Communications, Ankur served as the Head of Telecom and Technology Consulting Practice at Tata Strategic Management Group (TSMG), advising clients at CxO level on new market entry and expansion plans, organisation design, M&A and strategic partnerships.