Technology Author: WIM Committee, Camila Algecira Editor: Luke Sheehan Dec 04, 2020 04:17 PM (GMT+8)

Profesor Venkatesan has a remarkable experience in AI and Marketing. Author of the book , 'Cutting Edge Marketing Analytics', a guide to exploring tools and methods in marketing analytics


On December 9-11, 2020, EqualOcean will host this year's World Innovators Meet (WIM). WIM2020 will take on a bolder stance and adopt a more global outlook by taking the form of an online conference that will be streamed simultaneously in all countries and regions that champion the realm of technology and innovation. 

During the World Innovators Meet, the WIM Committee will release the annual blockbuster WIA list, the World Innovation Awards, based on our annual industry and investment research findings, together with a series of research reports.

WIM 2020 is pleased to announce the participation of Rajkumar Venkatesan, Ronald Trzcinski Professor at Darden School of Busines, University of Virginia, as one of our special guest speakers to the North America Chapter. In the course of his lecture, professor Venkatesan will discuss how AI can boost marketing strategies, sharing his wealth of insight into the five-stage model called the ‘AI Marketing Canvas’. This is a golden opportunity to get a better understanding of the significance of AI in marketing managing teams and business.

Professor Venkatesan has extensive experience in marketing. He obtained his Bachelo’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Madras, India, and subsequently got a Ph.D in Marketing at the University of Huston. Following his studies. He continued his career as a research professor in marketing analytics, mobile marketing, customer lifetime value and other related areas. Academic Journals such as The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Marketing Research, the Harvard Business Review, among other top journals have published his investigation. Besides, Professor Venkatesan was awarded with the Don Lehmann Award for the best dissertation-based article. The Poets & Quants magazine designated him as one of the top 40 professors under 40 and the Marketing Science Institute selected him as one of the top 20 rising young scholars in marketing.

One of the most remarkable roles held by Professor Venkatesan is in the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. During his work at this recognized school he has taught many classes about quantitative marketing and the influence of technology in marketing products. All his knowledge was transcribed into a book, ‘Cutting Edge Marketing Analytics’, in 2014, a guide to exploring tools and methods in marketing analytics. By 2021, Professor Venkatesan will publish a new book, ‘AI Marketing Canvas’, where he will expose his research and wisdom gained during the last years at the University of Virginia.  

Additionally, he has worked as a consultant in multinational firms. His experience in this field has covered pharmaceuticals, technology and retail. One of his recognized breakthroughs was at IBM, where he was one of the finalists for the Informs Practice Prize Competition. The combination of professional consulting and academic experience Makes him one of the most outstanding experts in hi-tech marketing in this era.

About WIM

Hosted by EqualOcean, the World Innovators Meet (WIM) is a world-class event for innovators. It provides limitless opportunities to learn from and connect with the most sought-after technology pioneers.

About WIA

The World Innovation Awards (WIA) are announced at WIM to recognize game-changers across various industries and geographies. Selected by a committee of distinguished experts, entrepreneurs and investors, the WIAs are designed to acknowledge technology disruptors striving to make a positive impact.

Register for the event

We sincerely welcome you to join WIM2020 on December 9-11, 2020.

Click here to register and you will receive:

[Global Trends] Key insights from 11 Industry and Overseas Chapters made available to you for all three days of WIM2020.

[Insightful Conversation] Connect with 120 top-notch global speakers, listen to their perspectives and interact with them online.

[Innovative Community] Join an exclusive network of 10,000 professionals to participate in discussions and gain first-hand information from fellow participants.

[Business Networking] Gain 1:1 business-connect opportunity to launch or speed up partnerships worldwide.

[Comprehensive Report] Exclusive in-depth research reports will be delivered right to your mailbox.

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Join the WIM2020 family and become a member of the World Innovation Community, participating in a technology and innovation carnival that connects the world right at your doorstep, all while drawing a special end to the extraordinary 2020!


If you would like to become/recommend a speaker, discuss cooperation opportunities or media partnerships, apply for the World Innovators Awards or to be a volunteer, please click here to fill in the WIM2020 Cooperation Form (we recommend you to do so on a computer). We will be in touch as soon as possible. Thank you and welcome!