Global Conference 2017
Ambarish (Rish) Mitra
Ambarish Mitra is the CEO and co-founder of Blippar, the leading augmented reality browser which uses artificial intelligence and computer vision to give people more from the world they see. He has grown Blippar from three cofounders to 300+ employees in 10 offices and acquired AR giant Layar in 2014. Ambarish is a serial entrepreneur who started his tech career in 1997 as a 17-year-old high school drop-out entrepreneur focusing on women's empowerment and starting a web portal in India. Ambarish is an active private investor in the field of AR, AI and genomics. With a vision to create the ultimate augmented reality browser by recognizing everything in the physical world, Ambarish has been widely recognized for his unconventional business thinking and people-first philosophical approach to management. In 2016, Mitra was named UK Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2017. Also in 2016, Blippar was ranked 9th most disruptive company in the world by CNBC Disruptor 50.