An entrepreneur, technologist and science storyteller

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” This Walt Disney quote best describes Atul Jalan.

Atul Jalan is always on the move. As an entrepreneur, as a futurist and as a thought leader, Atul is always on the lookout for the story that will develop next.

What began as a childhood love for science-fiction developed into a love for technology and for life-technology intersections. Atul believes that he belongs to a very lucky generation – one that grew up on Isaac Asimov and Arthur C Clarke and now, is fortunate enough to see their imagination come alive.

With every passing day, the biology we inherited is merging with the technology we are creating. This makes us a species in transition and it is this that Atul loves to write and talk about – a bio-tech merger will probably change every institution mankind has created up to this point.

By day, Atul is founder-CEO at Manthan Systems, his fourth successful venture as an entrepreneur. Manthan was born more than 13 years ago as a result of Atul’s conviction that data and analytics would be the next big thing after the digital transformation. Today, several analytics-driven Fortune 500 companies rely on Manthan for their customer-centric strategies.

Atul is a well-known and frequently-heard voice on analytics and emerging technologies was acknowledged among India’s 10 Most Influential Analytics Leaders in 2015.

Atul is also, literally, always on the move. He is an incurable traveller and loves to document not just the sights but socio-economic, historical and ideological journeys civilisations and places take.

Atul is a persistent amateur poet and can always be counted on to recite a few verses when camaraderie sets in. Richard Feynman, Vivian Richards, Johannes Vermeer, Johannes Gutenberg, astronomy, quantum physics, the movies, Atul can be equally loquacious about each or any of these.

There’s always something around the corner, something exciting. There’s no rest.

press coverages

Serial entrepreneur Atul Jalan demystifies trends | Startup Central
TimesNow News | 24 October, 2019
When the city’s glitterati met literati
Times of India | 21 October, 2019
Governance in a Connected World: How Technology Can Help Democracy
The Quint | 30 September, 2019
Retail used to be about location for long, but today retail is about technology
The Economic Times | 25 August, 2019
Natural selection brought us here. Artificial selection will take us forward
Forbes India | 20 August, 2019
It’s your bubble to break: Social media change our opinion
Deccan Chronicle | 8 July, 2019
TechManch: Mankind going through a revolution wrought by new tech: Atul Jalan, Manthan
exchange4media | 28 June, 2019
Fundamentals, common knowledge and the journey of mankind
Yourstory | 23 April, 2019
What’s man’s next story?
EDIT | 4 April, 2019
10 Most Influential Analytics Leaders in India – 2018
Analytics India | 13 March, 2018
Manthan’s Maya can answer CEOs’ questions within seconds
The Hindu Business Line | 12 January, 2018
“Data Is Not Only The New Oil But Has Become A Fodder For AI and ML”, Says Atul Jalan Of Mathan
Analytics India | 20 November, 2017
Manthan Software: Analytics with cloud cover
Forbes India | 29 August, 2017
Of Manthan and how Atul Jalan built a multi-million-dollar analytics business
YourStory | 25 June, 2017
‘Only the paranoid survive the technology world’: Atul Jalan
The Times of India | 9 October, 2016
Why data is the secret sauce behind that perfect match
The Economic Times | 8 September, 2016