In this presentation, Dr. Santokh Badesha will share insights regarding robust innovation ecosystems and the characteristics required for success in these environments. He will describe soft skills that differentiate subject matter experts (SMEs) from technology leaders/champions. Technology
leaders/champions are becoming increasingly valuable to companies and are primed for success in their careers. Dr. Santokh will also discuss Open Innovation ecosystems, including the value proposition for open innovation and example ecosystems. Key components of such ecosystems include both awareness of global trends and development of strategic partnerships.
Dr. Santokh Badesha is a corporate fellow and manager of open innovation at Xerox, where he currently is the all-time record holder for U.S. patents. He has generated patented technology that is used in nearly all major Xerox printing system families. Badesha is internationally recognized for inventing technologies that have ushered in the era of digital printing on demand. He holds 258 issued U.S. patents and an additional 55 at different stages of the patenting process.
Badesha joined Xerox in 1980 as a senior research scientist in the Xerox Research Center Webster. He conducted independent research programs to design novel materials for image generation devises. He was appointed principal scientist in 1990, and principal scientist and technical manager in 1994. As manager, he was responsible for providing direction and strategies for materials research and led cross-functional development efforts in high performance materials for component design for marking subsystems. Prior to joining Xerox Badesha was a Teaching Fellow at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY.
Badesha holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees with honors in chemistry from Punjab University, India. He received his first Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Punjab Agricultural University and then received a second Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K. He received an Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) from Clarkson University in 2007 for his contributions to science, technology, and intellectual property, building academic and industrial partnerships, and his help in shaping research programs.