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Ambarish Mitra

CEO & Co-Founder, Blippar
UK

"Teachers have a great responsibility in helping the future generation shape the world and broadening their horizons but they often don't get the recognition they deserve. I'm delighted to be joining the judging academy for the million dollar Global Teacher Prize this year and to help change the way we look at teachers."

Bio

Ambarish Mitra is the CEO and co-Founder of Blippar, a leading technology company specializing in augmented reality, artificial intelligence and computer vision with the mission to index and understand the physical world. Under Mitra’s direction, Blippar has grown from a groundbreaking idea to an industry leader with offices in the UK, US, India and Singapore and was listed 3 years in a row in CNBC’s list of most disruptive companies in the world.

Ambarish is a serial entrepreneur who started his tech career in 1997 as a high school drop-out teenager creating a web portal to empower women in India. Ambarish is today an active private investor in the field of AR, AI, Food and Genomics.

With a vision to bridge the physical and digital worlds and give people more from the world they see through AR and Computer Vision, Ambarish has been widely recognized for his pioneering work in the field of Augmented Reality. Mitra was named by Ernst & Young as UK Entrepreneur of the Year for 2016, and was appointed as an Ambassador for the GREAT Britain campaign to promote British innovation around the world. Mitra was also recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2017

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