Hi, I am Ashish Bedekar✔Ecosystem/Business Development leader ✔IoT✔Tech✔API's ✔Start-ups ✔APAC
Ashish Bedekar's Bio:
Ashish Bedekar is a creative, well-connected,leader with marketing, Biz-Dev., and partner relationships in Mobile, Telco, IT/Tech, with India and APAC experience in mobile apps and value added services ( B2B, B2C), Location-based services (LBS) Telco, startups developer ecosystems & programs, and IT Supply-chain distribution. Adept in domains of VAS Innovations, new product development, Rural/BOP services. Start-up advisor, mentor at an Indo-Canadian accelerator / incubator- Zonestartups India, currently advising three start-ups (http://india.zonestartups.com/about/advisors) UNIQUE SKILLS ? Markets: A deep understanding of how to leverage market knowledge in emerging economies for rapidly expanding geo-markets, and how to penetrate the ecosystems to catalyze growth. ? Customers: Translate intuitively gleaned customers' needs (B2B, B2C) into solutions that quickly get traction to preempt competition and to quicken growth. Develop relationship-based customer loyalty. ? Technology: Broad knowledge of diverse technologies with a deep understanding of the mobile and the start-up ecosystem, and how it's spread across developing geos is driving commerce and ecosystems. ? Ecosystems: ID strategic alliance and partner relationships that can leverage strength for aggressive market penetration and nurture these ecosystems for a competitive advantage. ID win-win strategies. ? Results: Prepare comprehensive plans and socialize them for stakeholder buy-in. Communicate openly and seek support. Deliver the exceptional, not merely the expected. Recognize and reward star players. Specialities: * Business Development (B2B, B2C) *Startups, ecosystem and programs, Developer relations Partnership and alliances (inc.. Mobile advertising) *Mobile/Telecommunications/Technology *Location based services *Apps/Mobile value added services (Consumer /Enterprise) *Mobile data/ internet *IT distribution/ channel management *New product development *Product marketing *Rural/BOP services
Ashish Bedekar's Experience:
Founder at Bodhi Tree Ecosystem & Business development servicesMarch 2017 - Present | Mumbai
Founder of ecosystem/business development services firm .Focussed on helping startups/companies grow in the disruptive world by leveraging ecosystem principles. Building a pipeline of opportunities for paid contracts/equity-based participation. Giving back to the community by pro-bono advisory to startups.
Head- Mediatek Labs ( India) at MediatekFebruary 2015 - February 2017 | Bangalore
Mediatek makes the technology that’s at the heart of the things you use every day- from smartphones and tablets to smart TVs and wearable devices (IOT). Mediatek Labs is the developer-centric ecosystem for a range of device platforms from smartphones, wearables (IOT). The ecosystem program aggregates technologies, software platforms, applications and content from a range of partners and developers for customers and end users.( labs.mediatek.com) My focus is to lead a team in the region for developers and technical partner relationships, community engagement, ecosystem evangelism, go-to-market planning & execution, web and event-based marketing outreach.
Director- Applications/Business development at Intel CorporationOctober 2012 - November 2014
Intel acquired Aepona in 2013 (http://www.aepona.com/intel-and-aepona/)and has integrated it into Intel services division. Aepona has deployed platforms with more than 25 Telcos globally, allowing them to expose, manage, and monetize their network, billing, and informational assets as cloud-based APIs, and to aggregate, merchandize, and broker a wide range of products / cloud services thru' channels. o Drive APAC partner ecosystem ( apps / services) and business development for API monetization business within Intel's Services Division. (Service Providers and Professional Services) o Spearhead support of Telco customer account/ prospective customers with go-to- market /Ecosystem program development. Partner and developer engagement and new business development for supporting Telco's multi-year, multi-million dollar revenue plans. o Evangelize Telco APIs and role of Open innovation in fostering frictionless partner and developer engagement to drive revenues. o Enable pre-sales by supporting Telcos in Business plan/Business case generation scanning the market and factoring varied use cases across mobile ecosystem space.
APAC Partner Relationship Manager at HERE, a Nokia companyJune 2010 - June 2012
*Nominee for "President's award"- 2011 *Business development through NN4D (Navteq Network for developers) for Location based opportunities *Program membership in APAC increased annually by 33% *Successful developer awareness and business partner development activities across the APAC region (includes India,China,SEA,ANZ). *Focus includes working with developers and partners to evangelize new and cultivate existing LBS services/apps using NAVTEQ map data and content across wireless and other sectors * Identify and enhance partner co-marketing relationships, business support to increase NN4D program membership with a concentration on those seeking commercial opportunities, distribution, matchmaking and partnering in the region * Identify business opportunities and develop high value partnerships for LBS across enterprise, consumer incl. Location based advertising * Successful Biz development -Big ticket location based advertising and sales leads, tapping emerging business opportunities *Speaker, event moderator, top rated writer in the monthly developer newsletter. E.g. http://bit.ly/x5opnM; http://bit.ly/xEBbQA; http://bit.ly/w7SkZc *Planning/execute/speaking at developer/partner events and meets ( e.g. MobileMonday-Seoul, Tokyo, Sydney,Melbourne, Shanghai, Beijing) Developer days - China, India) Satisfaction rating of events 95%
Startup mentor/advisor ( Zonestartups India) at Digital Media Zone at Ryerson UniversityMay 2014
I am a start-up advisor, mentor at an Indo-Canadian accelerator / incubator- Zonestartups India, currently advising three start-ups (http://india.zonestartups.com/about/advisors) ZoneStartups India, is an international start-up accelerator program, set-up as a joint venture between Ryerson Futures Inc. and BSE Institute. What Zonestartups India offers: *Top class infrastructure / co-working space *Mentor network - functional experts, business advisors & industry guru's *Access to industry partners and investors *Business development support *Access to North America *Potential funding opportunity *Peer2Peer Validation To know more: *www.zonestartups.com/india *www.ryersonfutures.ca *www.digitalmediazone.ryerson.ca
Ashish Bedekar's Education:
VJTIB.EConcentration: Mechanical Engineering
K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management StudiesMBA ( P.G.P.M.S)Concentration: MarketingActivities: " Best Young Budding Manager " ( OCT 96) at the K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies -(SIMSR) • Student Placement Coordinator, part (SIMSR) • I was a student member of IMCI ( Institute of Management Consultants of India) BMA ( Bombay Management Association) AIMA ( All India Management Association)
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