Krishnamoorthy Raman is our Founder & CEO, who has over 35 years of industrial experience in developing new products, innovative technology and conceptualised many new designs in the area of Industrial Products. He did his B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Calicut and Master’s degree in Applied Electronics from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He started his career with an Indian Engineering Conglomerate in Mysore, India for setting up and R&D centre in the area of Factory Automation and Robotics and worked over 13 years in developing various products for shop floor automation in manufacturing. Subsequent to that he ventured into a start-up in the area of Factory and Industrial Automation for more than 7 years and was providing Motion control Solutions for Asia Pacific in a partnership with a well known Motion Control Company out of USA.
He joined an Indian Multinational Engineering Conglomerate in their Engineering Services Vertical and incubated Motion Control and Power Electronic Practice and setup several labs in the area of Motion Control, Lighting, Building Automation and Robotics. He retired from their services after serving around 15 years and was instrumental in creating innovative Smart Building Platform. He has won Several National Awards for Best Product Designs and have patents in the area of Power Electronics and Building Automation. He is also an avid practitioner of Spiritual teachings and conducted several value-based leadership programs for young engineers and first-time managers to become successful leaders in their area of work.
Vijayarajan is our Chief Strategy and Business Leader, who has extensive experience in incubating and nurturing start-ups. He has a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT, Chennai and later did his post graduation in Business Management from IIM, Ahmedabad. Chose to become an entrepreneur thereafter and ran a successful battery separator business for over 23 years. Post acquisition of his business by an American company in 2008, Vijay was the country head of this business for 3 years and later became a strategic advisor for this American company in India. He has continued this advisory role till date. An active Rotarian, he plays golf and bridge during his spare time.
Dr Raja Krishnamurthy
Dr Raja Krishnamurthy is our Chief Innovation Officer with over 25 years of industrial experience and a strong understanding and working knowledge of the complete product development cycle from ideation to commercialization. In a career spanning more than 2 decades, he has experience in driving innovation and overcoming challenges faced by organizations in commercializing concepts while ensuring protection of intellectual property. Raja completed his B. Tech from NIT, Trichy and has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron and an MBA from Queens University in the US. He worked in the US developing new products from lab to commercial scale for a global organization. Since returning to India, Raja has successfully led teams that developed and launched new product innovations both in Indian and Global multinationals.
A few of Raja's technical expertise areas are:
Material and formulation science - especially polymer based materials
Polymer Blends and composites and structure property relationships
Adhesive technology especially pressure sensitive adhesives
Coatings for various Industrial and decorative applications
His leadership experiences include:
Creating and establishing core research capabilities in R&D organizations
Leading technology and product development teams generating IP protected technologies and products at a global scale
Built people and R&D capabilities in India to enable development of new and unique products and solutions
Geetha Varadarajan is our Chief of Operations who has over 20 years of HR experience working in multinational companies in various roles in the country and for Asia Pacific & Japan region, working closely with HR partners and business leaders on HR strategy and solutions on annual salary budgeting, Bonus, stock planning, executive hiring and global job architecture programs. She has lead various competitive market research initiatives, conducted training programs, designed and supported HR policies on reward and recognition, retention, high performance management, health, pension and insurance, leave, retirement, work life benefits and Stock programs.
Dr Ramalingam is our specialist and advisor for the Surgical Robotics initiative. He is one of the leading Urologists and experts in Robot assisted surgery in laparoscopy. He runs his own urology clinic and has more than 35 years of experience in laparoscopic surgeries. He is also a consulting professor of PSGIMSR, Coimbatore. He is on the advisory board of NAVTAT SOLUTIONS.
Dr. M. Ramalingam practices at Urology & Andrology Clinic in Coimbatore. He completed MBBS from Coimbatore Medical College in 1976, MS - General Surgery from Coimbatore Medical College in 1986 and DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery from Diploma National Board in 1990. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Ureteroscopy, Prostate Laser Surgery, Blood in Urine (Hematuria) Treatment, Genitourinary Surgery and Urinary Incontinence Treatment/Surgery etc.
He travels globally and has written many books in Urology and is very passionate to create an indigenous surgical assisted system which can be designed and manufactured in INDIA.
His credentials can be seen at http://urologyclinic.in/awards.php
Chinmay Sengupta is a visionary leader in developing innovation and implementing large scale development sector projects. Until 2018, he worked at the ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth as its Chief Operating Officer. Currently, he is the CEO of AirV Labs LLP, the Indian subsidiary of AirV Labs Inc, USA. AirV Labs offer a platform technology to create rapid content for Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality scenarios. The technology, a product of years of research at the University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign is exclusively licensed to AirV Labs globally. Its groundbreaking proprietary authoring tool rapidly combines 360-degree videos with rich media, content, and text for collaborated and distributed training solutions.
Chinmay's core expertise lies in building organizations and teams. Over 35 years, he has consistently demonstrated the skills of nurturing startups, strategic planning, human resource management, management of change, business operations and entrepreneurship in large, medium and small scale industries spanning aircraft manufacturing and avionics, food processing, packaging, consumer durables, telecom technology and development sector.
A graduate in Economics, Chinmay is an alumnus of Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi, where he did his Masters in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations in 1984.
In personal life, Chinmay is an avid marathoner. He started running at a young age of 53 years, ran his first half marathon in 2013, a first full marathon in 2015 and the first ultramarathon, the Comrades Marathon of 90 km in 2016. And there was no looking back. Since then he has run extensively both in India and overseas. A recreational poet and author, he is also passionate about improving the lives of senior adults.
Sridhar is an Industry Veteran with over 35 years of experience in Technology and Engineering Industries. During his career spanning over three decades, he held senior management and CXO positions in major technology companies and engineering conglomerates. A widely travelled professional, he has worked with clients across the globe. He has a wide range of expertise in different domains including IT, infrastructure, geo spatial, engineering and technology services. He is a mechanical engineer from University of Madras and a Management Graduate from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Currently Sridhar coaches technology start-ups providing leadership in their journey towards market leaderhip.
Top Leadership "Business – IT" Strategist, a Technology Thought Leader and a Globally recognized CIO with a distinguished track record of providing leadership in CIO roles for over 18 years that include the implementation & execution of various large-scale projects in cutting edge & emerging technologies such as Cloud, IOT, RPA, Mobility and Rapid Application Development Platforms.
Brings on-board 37 years of technology experience, people leadership, invaluable business insights & wisdom in various business critical roles in large enterprises such as United Breweries Limited, McDowell & Co Ltd., that have resulted in people, process & operational efficiencies & business transformation.
Recipient of several National & International Awards/Industry Recognitions for Leadership & Innovation:
INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY AWARDS: "Premier100 Technology Leader" "Enterprise Innovation" "Digital Edge 25"
NATIONAL INDUSTRY AWARDS ("CIO 100", "Digital Leader", "Innovative CIO", "IDC Insights Awards", "C Change", "Intelligent Enterprise", "CIO Power List – Digital Icon")
Ramki has served many leading corporates in their IT functions and as a CIO in a large corporate in India. In the new role Ramki will be guiding and coaching startups in the digital transformation and Cloud related services in the IoT world.
Ram has over 36 years of professional experience in the area of ASIC/VLSI/EDA with immense expertise in providing leadership in Engineering, R&D, Technology development and mentoring start-ups. He has been successful in driving the India Engineering advantage to establish design centres and labs in Bangalore for Global clientele. Alongside he is known to promote collaboration among business houses and contracting firms towards ecosystems build. He is a passionate mentor with a large dynamic range in building Innovation/ Incubation platforms for start-ups.
Ram obtained his B.E (ECE) in 1982 from Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam and Masters in Microelectronics & Semiconductors in1984 from IIT, Kharagpur. Later, while working at ISRO he did his Ph.D in SAW Filters and Correlators for Satellite Communications at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
During his career he has extensively interacted with global leaders in Semiconductors, Engineering Conglomerates and reputed research institutes. Ram is well connected with a sizeable cross-section people in the this industry especially enjoys the association with budding talent during multiple cycles of Build-Own-Operate-Transfer processes.
Ram has worked across a broad range of technical areas such as Product Engineering & Design Services for Sub-systems including Testing & Field Training and Application Engineering in the field of Semiconductors (VLSI/ ASIC/ EDA) covering Analog, Digital & RF functions and Embedded HW & SW with SI/EMI sign-off. Apart from design & analysis he has a good insight into the materials and processes in electronics and microelectronics lines. He has proven himself multiple times in setting up or scaling up small and medium sized business units in these technical areas.
Dr. Harish Hiriyannaiah has worked for over 35 years in various aspects of Signal and Imaging sciences and technologies. He did his graduate studies at North Carolina State University, conducting research in optimization methods in Signal and Image Processing. He has worked in various modalities – Visible band and UV brightfield and dark field imaging, IR imaging, SEM, X-ray, CT, PET and Ultrasound. He has worked in pattern / object detection and classification technologies and Computer/Machine Vision. The work has involved modeling, signal/data acquisition, algorithm development and implementation, embedded and high performance computing and systems engineering. He has provided strategic vision to startups, built and lead engineering teams from ground up, lead multiple product development and deployment projects, which have resulted in significant IP and business value to the companies involved. He has served as adjunct faculty at Santa Clara University in Electrical Engineering, teaching and mentoring students at undergraduate and graduate levels. Harish brings in tremendous value to the start up eco system to discover new innovative solutions in their area of work