subrat-pandaAgNext, founded by an IIT-KGP alumnus, onboards another KGP alumnus in its CTO role

BWDisrupt--Businessworld (January 20, 2021)

Expanding Leadership AgNext Onboards CTO To Scale Its AgTech Globally

AgNext’s leadership expansion aims to build deeptech in agriculture and food sector bringing further value added solutions for Quality based trade globally

**We ran a story on AgNext, which was incubated at IIT Kharagpur in 2016, earlier this year. (Link to article)**

January 20, 2021: India’s leading agtech innovator AgNext, has announced the expansion of its leadership team by onboarding Dr. Subrat Panda ('02) as Chief Technology Officer. AgNext has innovated multiple technologies to digitise food, enabling physical, chemical & ambient quality analysis of food with Computer Vision, Molecular Sciences and IoT. With Subrat, the company aims to further build smarter & intelligent SAAS solutions on its platform and extend it to a global audience.

AgNext deploys its Qualix platform at all points where buyers and sellers transact in the supply chain, building trust & speed in every transaction by digitising quality assessments.The company has filed 12 patents around these solutions and with the new CTO coming in, AgNext targets more than 70 patents in the coming two years.

Subrat also plans to bring an unique quality based trade platform under its new technological developments, to provide further value added SAAS solutions to agribusinesses world wide. Prior to joining AgNext, Subrat worked with Capillary Technologies as the Head of Engineering, AI and Data Sciences.

A B.Tech graduate in Computer Science from prestigious IIT Kharagpur and PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the same institution, Subrat brings immense experience in hardware, software and artificial intelligence alike, having worked with companies like Synopsys, IBM STG, Nvidia, and Taro across his professional career. (Read More)