Somshubhro (Som) Pal Choudhury is a partner with Bharat Innovation Fund, a new $100M+ fund focused on creating innovation and IP driven startups out of India. He is an Advisor to several startups and co-chairs India’s IoT ecosystem building thinktank, IoTForum and the India’s top IoT conference, IoTNext. Previously, Som was the Managing Director of Analog Devices India, wholly owned subsidiary of $6B global semiconductor company headquartered in Boston, and was based for almost 2 decades in Silicon Valley in various roles: Global Product Management and Marketing Director at NETGEAR, first employee of an early M2M/IoT startup in the energy management/Smart grid space and held several management and engineering roles at Cadence Design Systems. He was a board member and executive council member of Industry Body, IESA (India Electronics & Semi Association) for 2 years. He is a MBA from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, and an engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and North Carolina State University. He is also a co-author of a book “New Kind of Computational Biology” that was recently published by Springer.