What we do?

  • We help people act with insight.
  • We help companies grow from the inside.
  • We help employees turn into thinkers.

We ignite thought

If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.

--Thomas Jefferson
on Patents and Freedom of Ideas

BackLectures

  1. Guest lecture: The Swirling World of the Millennials, 1st International Conference on Innovation in Multidisciplines of Management & Information Technology (IC-MMIT 2018), Kanpur, India, 26-27 February 2018.
  2. Guest Lecture: Research: The Endless Frontier, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B), 07 April 2017 The presentation slides can be found here.
  3. Guest lecture: Patent Infringement and Litigation, Part 2, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, March 26, 2015.
  4. Guest lecture: Patent Infringement and Litigation, Part 1, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, March 25, 2015.
  5. Invited lecture: The Unreasonable Beauty of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, September 04, 2014.
  6. Invited lecture: On Protecting Innovative Ideas, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, September 03, 2014.
  7. Invited lecture: God Made the Integers, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, September 02, 2014.
  8. Invited lecture: How Reliably Can We Compute, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, March 24, 2014.
  9. Invited lecture: Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Teleportation, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, March 23, 2014.
  10. Invited lecture: Axiomatic Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, March 23, 2014.
  11. Invited lecture: The mysterious world of quantum computing on October 16, 2011 at the IEEE Workshop on Modern Computing Trends, Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot, Karnataka. The presentation slides can be found here.
  12. Invited lecture: How reliably can we compute? Philips Research Asia, Bangalore, August 30, 2011.
  13. Invited lecture: Information Theory, Broadcom, Bangalore, February 14, 2011.
  14. Invited lecture: The world is ruled by ideas, Adobe, Bangalore, January 13, 2011.
  15. Invited lecture: The world is ruled by ideas, Sasken, Bangalore, March 05, 2010.
  16. Invited lecture: Axiomatic mathematics, EDUSAT Video lecture, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Bangalore, February 24, 2010.
  17. Invited lecture: Why software development goes awry, McAfee, Bangalore, February 01, 2010.
  18. Invited lecture: Patent prosecution, Staff Development Program on Practical Approach to Biomedical Instrumentation, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, January 19, 2010.
  19. Invited lecture: An introduction to Intellectual Property Rights, Staff Development Program on Practical Approach to Biomedical Instrumentation, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, January 19, 2010.
  20. Invited lecture: The world is ruled by ideas, R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, January 13, 2010.
  21. Invited lecture: The world is ruled by ideas, McAfee, Bangalore, January 11, 2010.
  22. Computers and computations: surprises galore, IIT, Hyderabad, November 19, 2009.
  23. Special speech: Industry interns in India need mentoring, Seminar on Business Leadership thru Collaborative Innovation – Steinbeis, Hyderabad, November 18, 2009.
  24. Invited lecture: The world is ruled by ideas, Bosch Lecture Series, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Ltd., Bangalore, November 17, 2009.
  25. Tutorial on "Quantum Mechanics mediated secure communications", 4th Innovative Conference on Embedded Systems, Mobile Communication and Computing, July 27, 2009, Bangalore, India.
  26. The ‘Bayh-Dole’ Acts of the U.S., Japan, and India, IPR Tutorial at NITK, Surathkal, 5 May 2009.
  27. Surviving the intellectual property maze in communication technologies, IPR Tutorial at NITK, Surathkal, 5 May 2009.
  28. On protecting innovative ideas, IPR Tutorial at NITK, Surathkal, 5 May 2009.
  29. Patent Prosecution, IPR Tutorial at NITK, Surathkal, 4 May 2009.
  30. The anatomy of a patent, IPR Tutorial at NITK, Surathkal, 4 May 2009.
  31. A primer on intellectual property rights, IPR Tutorial at NITK, Surathkal, 4 May 2009.
  32. Chief Guest: The World of Biotechnology Patents, International Symposium on Collaborative Research in Frontier Areas, April 06, 2009, Bangalore.
  33. Invited lecture: The ‘Bayh-Dole’ Acts of the U.S., Japan, and India, IPR Workshop at Canara Engineering College, Mangalore, 17 March 2009.
  34. Invited lecture: Surviving the intellectual property maze in communication technologies, IPR Workshop at Canara Engineering College, Mangalore, 17 March 2009.
  35. Invited lecture: On protecting innovative ideas, IPR Workshop at Canara Engineering College, Mangalore, 17 March 2009.
  36. Invited lecture: Quantum cryptography and quantum teleportation, IEEE SMC Chapter, August 29, 2008, at Bangalore.
  37. Keynote address: Surviving the intellectual property maze in communication technologies, Third Innovative Conference on Embedded Systems, Mobile Communication and Computing, August 11-14, 2008, at Mysore; delivered on August 12, 2008.
  38. Invited lecture: On protecting innovative ideas, Workshop on IPR, R&D and Funding Agencies, April 09, 2008 at Hassan.
  39. Chief Guest: On protecting innovative ideas, LogicaCMG Telecom Colloquium 2007, August 08, 2007 at LogicaCMG, Bangalore.
  40. Invited lecture: Why software development goes awry? One Day Colloquium on Project Management Leadership [PML 2007 Redux], April 20, 2007 at Bangalore.
  41. Invited lecture: On symmetry, HP Labs India, January 09, 2007, at Bangalore.
  42. Invited lecture: How reliably can we compute? HP Labs India, November 24, 2006, at Bangalore.
  43. Invited lecture: Axiomatic Mathematics, HP Labs India, October 26, 2006, at Bangalore.
  44. Invited lecture: Intellectual Property: The next step for achieving service excellence, Infosys STAR Conclave: Banking and Capital Markets, July 14, 2006, at Bangalore. Also participated in panel discus-sion.
  45. Invited lecture: The world is ruled by ideas, L&T, June 16, 2006 at Mysore.
  46. Invited lecture: Quantum chaos, IBM, India, June 1, 2006 at Bangalore.
  47. Invited lecture: The world is ruled by ideas, BSPIN (Bangalore Software Process Improvement Network), Bangalore, May 31, 2006.
  48. Invited lecture: Quantum cryptography and quantum teleportation, IBM, India, May 30, 2006 at Bangalore.
  49. Invited lecture: The fascinating world of computing, ConQuest – Conference on Software Testing, IBM, India, Dec 14, 2005.
  50. Inaugural lecture: The fascinating world of computing, ACM-ICPC 2005 Regional Contest, Kolkata, October 28, 2005.
  51. Inaugural lecture: Axiomatic mathematics, Christ College, Bangalore, July 22, 2005.
  52. Invited lecture: Quantum computing, Refre-sher Course on Computer Science: Current Trends, Department of Computer Science & UGC-Academic Staff College, Bangalore University, Bangalore, July 07, 2005. (2 lectures)
  53. Invited lecture: Quantum chaos, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, June 24, 2005.
  54. Invited lecture: Relation between information theory, thermodynamics and digital computers – a view from the works of Shannon to IBM’s Landauer and Charles Bennett, jointly hosted by IIITM-Kerala, IEEE Kerala Chapter, and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing-Thiruvananthapuram, Travan-core Hall, Techno-park, April 16, 2005.
  55. Invited lecture: Quantum cryptography and quantum teleportation, jointly hosted by IIITM-Kerala, IEEE Kerala Chapter, and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing-Thiruvananthapuram, CDAC Auditorium, Trivandrum, April 15, 2005.
  56. Invited lecture: An algorithm for determining the equivalence of two blocks of assignment state-ments, Technical Experts Council – India (South), affiliated to the IBM Academy of Technology, at Bangalore April 08, 2005.
  57. Invited lecture: An algorithm for determining the equivalence of two blocks of assignment statements, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and February 09, 2005.
  58. Invited lecture: Paradoxes in incompressible aerodynamics, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, February 07, 2005.
  59. Invited lecture: Software patents in the digital world, Power Lunch Conference: Trends in Software Patenting, Bangalore, India, March 03, 2005. (Invited paper)
  60. Invited lecture: Vitality through Innovation and Leadership, IBM Tech Blue Summit – 2004, Bangalore, December 10, 2004.
  61. Invited lecture: On fixing bugs, 4th Annual International Software Testing Conference, Pune, February 20-21, 2004.
  62. Invited lecture: Quantum Encryption and Quantum Teleportation, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, February 12, 2004.
  63. Invited lecture: Quantum Encryption and Quantum Teleportation, BITS, Pilani, November 14, 2003. First IBM Technical Lecture.
  64. Invited lecture: Quantum Encryption and Quantum Teleportation, Indian Institute of Techno-logy, Mumbai, November 07, 2003.
  65. Invited lecture: Quantum Encryption and Quantum Teleportation, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, October 29, 2003.
  66. Invited lecture: Quantum Encryption and Quantum Teleportation, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, October 29, 2003.
  67. Invited lecture: "Future processes must tread an evolutionary path" at the 5th Annual Asia SEPG Conference organized by QAI India and Software Engineering Institute (SEI), USA, 18 September 2003, Singapore. Theme: Driving Process Improvement into the Future.
  68. Invited lecture titled, "Intellectual Control - The Neglected Link in Software Development" at the BMA ("Software Quality Week" during September 8-12, 2003), 11 Sep 2003, Bangalore.
  69. Invited lecture: "Future processes must tread an evolutionary path" at the 5th Annual Asia SEPG Conference organized by QAI India and Software Engineering Institute (SEI), USA, 1-2 August 2003, Hyderabad, India. Theme: Driving Process Improvement into the Future.
  70. Invited lecture: Quantum Encryption and Quantum Teleportation, IEEE, Bangalore Section, delivered at the Indian Institute of Science, May 09, 2003.
  71. Invited lecture: Quantum Encryption and Quantum Teleportation, IIIT, Bangalore, April 16, 2003.
  72. Tutorial on "Quantum Computing", 9th International Conference on High Performance Computing -- HiPC 2002, December 18-21, 2002, Bangalore, India.
  73. Invited lecture: "Inventing the Future", in the seminar series: India – The Knowledge Corporation: Uncommon Sense for Uncertain Times", Part I – Knowledge and Innovation, Bangalore, Sep 12, 2002.
  74. Invited lecture: "The Great Millstone of Software Engineering", inaugural talk at the TTLG Workshop "Trends and Technologies: Telecommunication and Networking", IBM Global Services, India, Bangalore, May 30, 2002.
  75. Invited lecture: "The Great Millstone of Software Engineering", SEPG (Software Engineering Process Group) conference, Bangalore, Mar 02, 2002. (Plenary session)
  76. Invited lecture: "Quantum Computing", Workshop on Cutting Edge Computing at the 8th International Conference on High Performance Computing -- HiPC 2001, December 17-20, 2001, Hyderabad, India. (Delivered on Dec 17, 2001.)
  77. Invited lecture: "On Supercomputing", National Conference of Advanced Computing, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Feb 2-3, 2001.
Chief Mentor's Corner
    Recent Publications by Acadinnet Chief Mentor
  1. Bera, R. K., The Essence of Quantum Computing, Part II – Algorithms, Advanced Computing & Communications, Vol. 02, Issue 03, June 2018, pp. 24-50, https://acc.digital/the-essence-of-quantum-computing-3/
  2. Bera, R. K., The Essence of Quantum Computing, Part I – Foundations, Advanced Computing & Communications, Vol. 02, Issue 02, March 2018, pp. 7-31, https://acc.digital/the-essence-of-quantum-computing/
  3. Bera, Rajendra Kumar, AI powered society (September 28, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3256873
  4. Bera, Rajendra Kumar, Oppenheimer Quotes the Bhagavad Gita (July 17, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3215156 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3215156
  5. Bera, Rajendra Kumar, Non-Military Weapons of Mass Destruction (June 26, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3202832 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3202832
  6. Bera, Rajendra Kumar, Immigration: The Issue Before Trump (June 23, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3201506 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3201506
  7. Bera, Rajendra Kumar, Trump–Kim Summit, 12 June 2018 – An Assessment (June 20, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3199598 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3199598
Acadinnet Publications
Rajendra K. Bera, Sunish Raj, Hiten Balsari
When worldwide, universities are transitioning to become engines of economic growth, the self-created domestic disaster of India's education system going into a free-fall in terms of academic standards and the irrelevance of the education it provides has been India's biggest bottleneck in realizing its economic growth potential. In terms of knowledge creation, scientific discoveries, technological inventions, and even in imparting education at all levels, there has been a rapid decline in quality in the past two decades, leaving the country with an acute shortage of employable, university educated knowledge workers. Skill gaps are alarmingly high where higher-order skills are needed. Skill shortages in most industries continue to plague the growth of the Indian economy. Given these ground realities, rather than becoming the world's third largest economy by 2030, it is likely that India's economy will head towards a meltdown by then.

ISBN 978-3-8484-2573-0, Paperback

The book is now on sale; see http://www.amazon.com/Reality-check-Indias-economic-growth/dp/3848425734

Rajendra K. Bera, Sunish Raj, Hiten Balsari
In this critique of the Planning Commission's draft Approach to the 12th Five Year Plan, the authors focus on two key aspects of the Indian economy - its rapidly declining education system, and its lack of a robust intellectual property system. If India is to maintain its economic growth these two systems must be overhauled thoroughly and quickly. We reason, barring a miracle, that India has no reasonable chance of becoming a country with the third largest GDP in the world in the coming two decades.
Chief Mentor's Corner
  1. Bera, R. K., Method and system for processing of allocation and deallocation requests in a computing environment, Patent No. US 8,195,802 (issued June 5, 2012).
  2. Bera, R. K., Method, apparatus and computer program product for network design and analysis, Patent No. US 8,176,108 (issued May 8, 2012).
  3. Bera, R. K., Listing and modifying groups of blocks in the editing of a document, Patent No. US 8,122,349 (issued February 21, 2012).
  4. Bera, R. K., Run-Time parallelization of loops in computer programs using bit vectors, Patent No. US 8,028,281 (issued September 27, 2011).
  5. Bera, R. K., Compiler optimization of source code by determination and utilization of the equivalence of algebraic expressions in the source code, Patent No. US 8,028,280 (issued September 27, 2011).
  6. Bera, R. K., Concurrent editing of a file by multiple authors, Patent No. US 7,954,043 (issued May 31, 2011).
  7. Bera, R. K., Restructuring computer programs, Patent No. US 7,934,205 (issued Apr 26, 2011).
  8. Bera, R. K., Method, system and program product for data searching, JP3832821 (B2), (issued October 11, 2006).