Who We Are

Saumita Banerjee, Ph.D.

Saumita started LetsAuthor in 2019, initiating a new era in the world of writing books. An 8-year stint at NineSigma, an Open Innovation Intermediary, exposed her to the power of Open Innovation and inspired her to adapt this powerful concept into an unrelated area: book-writing and publishing.

Going beyond the secrecy and silo mentality of traditional publication, she aspires to open up the authoring process and enable people to come together and share their ideas with the world as co-authors of published works. Her vision is to create opportunities for everyone in the knowledge economy.

Saumita holds a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur (India), and a Masters Degree in Engineering from BITS Pilani (India), both premiere institutes.

Without a business background, but a very technical one, Saumita is learning the art of entrepreneurship on-the-go.

Andy Zynga, Ph.D.

Andy is LetsAuthor’s Strategic Advisor. He has a long and strong experience heading large organizations such as EIT Food and NineSigma. His advices are “words of gold” for LetsAuthor!

Andy is an internationally experienced Innovation and Technology Consulting Services CEO and Board Member with proven track record in building profitable businesses in the USA (3 businesses) as well as Europe (2 businesses) as company CEO.

He is the CEO of EIT Food – the European Innovation Technology Institute focusing on Food.

Andy holds a Ph.D. in Open Innovation from RWTH Aachen University and a Master’s Degree in Management from TU Berlin.