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Mr. Mrinal Rai

Mr. Mrinal Rai

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“Thinking Outside the Box”: Mrinal Rai’s Unrestrained Creativity

Mrinal Rai is a strong advocate for “thinking outside the box” propelled by a relentless drive to explore beyond the bounds of creativity. With over 16 years of industry experience, Mrinal is one of the most well-known industry analysts in technology and IT outsourcing. 

He has been quoted extensively by national and international news and media publications for his views on technology trends and their impact on global businesses. Mrinal pursued a B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering and later an MBA in Marketing, sensing the transformative power of merging technology with marketing, to lay the first brick of his career castle. He honed his skills in the digital workplace, coupling technical expertise with strategic acumen, and served as a Presales and Solutions analyst for the Media and Entertainment vertical at Mahindra Satyam and as an Associate Manager at HCL Technologies. He provided offshore marketing support for the Manufacturing industry segment for HCL and sales and RFP/RFI support for the Manufacturing division. While working at ISG (Information Services Group), he ascended the designated ranks and climbed up the stairs of success, starting as a Senior Research Analyst and culminating in his now final position of Assistant Research Director and Principal Analyst. 

With specialization in the digital workplace and the future of work technologies, Mrinal has authored many market-facing research reports that guide enterprise technology buyers to make informed decisions. He works with enterprise technology leaders, research professionals, service providers and IT outsourcing advisors for thought leadership and influencing technology decisions. 

Mrinal is a thought leader who thinks beyond conventional norms while expressing his thoughts in research publications or on a stage. His thoughts reflect futuristic technological changes and their possible impact on modern businesses. Global influencers and analyst relations organizations have recognized him for his analysis and thoughts. 

Beyond the scope of his corporate career, Mrinal is also a graphic novelist and comic book illustrator and prefers to be identified as a ‘storyteller.’ He has authored novels in Hindi and graphic novels in English, reiterating stories from Indian history and mystery thrillers. His Instagram unleashes a vast chest of snippets of cultural and mythical stories. He often has a humorous take on technological changes and shifting Geopolitical scenarios. His accolade as India’s best cartoonist in 2016 by Indian comic fandom serves as a testament to his competence at coupling humour with poignant commentaries.

Today, Mrinal Rai stands tall as a shining example of what it means to think outside the box and the transformative power of vision and creativity to drive technological innovations and storytelling alike.

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