John KC

Clinical Faculty
Great Lakes Institute of Management

Area of Expertise: OB,HR & Strategy

K. C. John is currently Associate Professor of Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Director of Center of Excellence for Technopreneurship.

He has a distinguished record of entrepreneurial leadership in convergence innovation space of mobile computing, communication and collaboration, healthcare, inter-networking and smart communities. As a founding partner in entrepreneurial companies, John has successfully addressed major strategic and operating challenges in scaling high-technology start- ups since 1995. His cross-functional experience includes Product Development, Product Management, Business Development and Strategic Alliances for Creating Innovation Network. He has been involved in multiple merger & acquisitions and post-merger integrations in the technology space. His professional association included Qualcomm, River Run, BayPackets, GENBAND and AGNITY.

Dr. John also had extensive experience in international development agencies – the Ford Foundation, the World Bank and the UN Agencies.

His areas of interest include Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Management. He also mentors a group of first-generation entrepreneurs. Dr. John is a Fellow, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

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Awards and Recognitions


  • Cornell University
  • Chicago Booth
  • Skema Business School
  • Universite Bordeaux
  • Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
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