Siddharth BalachandranPanel “Bangalore – The Gateway to Innovation”
Wednesday | May 17 | 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Siddharth Balachandran is the Airbus BizLab Leader in India. Airbus BizLab is an aerospace accelerator that works closely with startups (entrepreneurs) and Airbus’s own internal innovation projects (intrapreneurs) to speed up the transformation of innovative ideas into valuable businesses. Apart from the BizLab, Siddharth is also the Focal Point for Airbus Ventures in India. In his past roles, Siddharth has been instrumental in setting up the first bilingual (English and French) teams for HSBC in India. Later, he turned entrepreneur by starting a company in Pondicherry specializing in advisory and KPO services for French clients. During this time, he worked closely with the Govt. Of Pondicherry on promoting and developing it as a tier 2 city for IT companies. Just before joining the BizLab in India, he was a Trade Advisor to the government of France for bilateral trade and cooperation between France and India specifically for the IT and Start-up ecosystems.