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Prof. dr. Padmakumar (Kumar) Nair

Padmakumar Nair
Padmakumar Nair

Padmakumar Nair is Director of the LM Thapar School of Management (LMTSOM) run by Thapar University. An eminent researcher and management consultant of international repute, Dr Nair, who has to his credit more than 50 research papers in international journals and more than 1,500 citations in academic journals, has worked both in academia and industry. He has an experience of over 25 years in diverse industries, including oil and gas (in Amsterdam), education (in Denmark, the US, Japan, the Netherlands, China), consultancy (in Price Waterhouse Coopers, Japan, the UK and the US) and advanced research and development (in the Netherlands, Japan and the US). He holds a US and a world patent in the area of converting natural gas into useful petrochemicals. Dr Nair specialises in organisational leadership, entrepreneurship and nanotechnology and is a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge (the UK), University of Twente (the Netherlands), Chonnam National University (South Korea) and Wuhan University (China).

Prof. dr. Steve Walsh

Steve Walsh is Ed Black Professor of Entrepreneurship at University of New Mexico and a speaker and industry consultant in the nanotechnology and microtechnology industries of China, Brazil, Australia and Germany. When he's not traveling the globe, Walsh is a full-time professor at the University of New Mexico's Anderson Schools of Management and co-directs ASM's Management of Technology program. There, he teaches classes in entrepreneurship, oversees students providing consulting to companies, and serves as an advisor for companies looking to commercialize technology - including technologies developed within the state's national labs.

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