Rajan Luthra

Rajan is a technologist with 30+ years’ experience cutting across industry sectors and hi-tech domains. He is a Distinguished Fellow and a Member Trustee at Observer Research Foundation. An engineer by profession with an executive MBA in national security and counter-terrorism, he is passionate about critical and emerging technologies, innovation, global partnerships, strategic risk management, and public policy.

At Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), India's #1 private sector company, Rajan has worked across all its’ businesses for 25 years. At Reliance Retail, India’s largest retailer with over 18,000 stores, he was part of the founding team spear-heading business strategy, technology architecture, business processes and loss prevention. As the head of special projects in the Chairman’s Office at RIL, he currently leads a digital platform team and setting up world’s first enterprise Joint Operations Centre. As an Investment Committee member in Israel’s leading early-stage incubator, he has led RIL investments in 15+ startups in AI, IoT, ed-tech, agri-tech, med-tech, smart city, cyber-security, quantum computing space.

Rajan is among the pioneers of electronic security industry in India and was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement award. Starting his career with entrepreneurial stints in identity management, packaged software, and system integration ventures, he has been amongst the earliest adopters of advanced technologies including RFID, biometrics, IoT, IP-video, AI, computer vision and drones.

Other honorary positions:

  • Honorary Practice Fellow, Institute of Security Science & Technology, Imperial College London
  • Member, Research Council, Central Scientific Instruments Organization, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Visiting Faculty, School of National Security Studies, Central University of Gujarat
  • Member, Expert Advisory Committee, Capacity building for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
  • Mentor, Integrated Command & Control Centres, Smart Cities Mission of India
  • Mentor and advisor at Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur’s Artificial Intelligence & Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship Center of Excellence
  • Panel Convenor, Alarms & Electronic Security Sectional Committee, Bureau of Indian Standards
  • Advisory Board Member, Fire and Security Association of India, former National President
  • Chair of Steering Committee, Security Today Knowledge Summit


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