Dr. Amitabh Saran

Dr. Amitabh Saran has over 25 years of experience, firstly with “institutions” like TCS, Philips, NASA, & Hewlett-Packard; and then also with startups like TriVium Systems & Wortal Technologies. He is passionate about delivering innovative solutions to consumers, based on contemporary and future technologies.

He founded and led Buzzintown to be India’s largest portal for Entertainment, Lifestyle & Leisure options, with millions of subscribers. The company made a successful exit when Buzzintown was acquired by Yatra.com in January 2012.

Since then, Dr. Saran has quite literally switched “gears” to pursue his passions – clean energy & automobiles. He is the founder of Altigreen Propulsion Labs which focuses on developing high-efficiency electric mobility solutions for emerging economies. With a split R&D team based in US and India, Altigreen has been designing & testing proprietary electrified powertrains in Bangalore, and is also working closely with OEM/automobile manufacturers to enable their future EV launches in India.

Amitabh has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Barbara, and has published numerous papers & books on software engineering and distributed computing.