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Hemanth Satyanarayana

Imaginate
Manging Director
Hemanth Satyanarayana serves as the MD of Imaginate (www.imaginate.in), a Gartner Top 3 Cool Vendor in technology. He has over 12 years of experience working in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) platforms in USA and India. Hemanth won the prestigious MIT TR35 India Innovator award and his biography was featured in the book titled 'Indian Innovators'. In AR, Hemanth is an early researcher (in 2005) who pioneered the development of Image guided Liver Surgery apparatus with a monocular see-through AR device in USA. Besides working for a 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.