Avnish Sabharwal is Managing Director in Accenture, responsible for Corporate Strategy, Deal Origination and Open Innovation focused on India market. He has 25 years of distinguished track record of achievement and performance around developing, growing and turning around businesses for Top 500 Fortune clients in both mature and emerging markets. In his current role at Accenture in India, Avnish is responsible for designing and leading the Open Innovation programme for India including managing relationships with start-ups, VCs, PEs, Accelerators, Incubators, Industry bodies and Academia. Avnish also leads business and corporate Strategy, digital transformation (Analytics, IoT, Mobility, Big Data, Social), design thinking and with focus on driving sales in the digital and innovation space. Prior to joining Accenture, Avnish was with IBM leading Market Development & Insights. He has also served in Indian Armed forces & has performed the role of Aide-de-Camp of the Governor of MP. Avnish did his MBA from Warwick Business School.