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BITSian Entrepreneurs

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Srikant Acharya Margi Systems Co-Founder, President
 Prior to MARGI, he has had over fifteen years experience in the design/development of algorithms
for Image Processing, DSP applications and VLSI design, and was the principal architect of the ALICE
JPEG/MPEG image compression system. His previous experi
Srikant Acharya Caldera International General Manager
In a bid to shore up its Indian presence, Caldera International has inducted Srikant Acharya as the
general manager responsible for managing the company's business in the Indian sub-continent. His
responsibilities include consolidation and expansion of Ca
Srikant Acharya SCO Unix India Director
Sreenivasa Rao
Addepalli Intoto Inc. CTO, Chief Architect
Mr. Addepalli has over 11 years of experience in developing networking products. He designed Intoto's
gateway solutions including iGateway product family. He also architected Intoto's connectivity and
networking solutions including IEEE-1394, VPN (IPSEC-I
Ahmed Afroz IP Unity Inc. former CEO
 Ahmed Afroz, Former Chief Executive Officer IP Unity Inc.
<> (May still be President of
Company. Replaced by Arun Sobti, not a BITS alum)

 IP Unity is one of the most exciting and hot Int
Ramesh Anand Global e-Connect co-founder, COO
Ramesh Anand – Co-Founder & COO
 Ramesh is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the day to day operations on behalf of
Global e-Connect clients. Ramesh will focus on ensuring quality of programexecution and maintaining
customer satisfac
Anita Arora Cornell Group Inc., The President, Founder
 Ms. Arora started her business as an independent information systems consultant in January
1990 and under her leadership developed it into a fast growing international organization specializing in
two areas - (1) privatization and corporatization and (
Balasubramanian Infravio Inc.
Co-founder, Chief
Srinivas is currently Chief Strategist and a member of the Board of Directors. Srinivas worked at ICICI
Securities (a J.P.Morgan, ICICI joint venture) where he helped take a number of Indian software
companies public. He then worked with Credit Lyonnais S
Suresh Balu Elumens Corporation Director, R&D/Graphics
 Mr. Balu is responsible for the design and development of Elumens' 3D graphics pipeline on
various computer architectures. He also oversees research and development of immersive applications
for the VisionDome including User Interfaces, Virtual-Reality
Madan Bellam Maaya Corp. Chairman, CEO
 Madan has over 15 years experience in web-based technology and information systems,
including conceiving, planning, designing, and managing technology products. Prior to starting Maaya
in 1998, he founded and led MentorVision Inc., where leading-edge t
Brij Bhushan Mindfire Solutions CTO
Chaudhary Bondglobe Inc. Director
Naveen Chaudhary is a Research Analyst at McDonald Investments, a KeyCorp subsidiary, in New York
City. Mr. Chaudhary has an extensive research background in the Internet infrastructure segment of
the technology industry. Prior to this, Mr. Chaudhary was
Pradeep Kumar
Chetal Savera Systems Inc. Co-founder
Prior to founding Savera, Mr. Chetal was a Vice-President at Merrill Lynch, a Project Leader at Morgan
Stanley and a Senior Software Engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation. Mr. Chetal received a B.E.
in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with Dist
Alok Choudhary AccelChip Inc. VP, Research & Technology
 Alok Choudhary received his B.E degree in Electrical Engineering fromthe Birla Institute of
Technology, Pilani, India in 1982, his M.S. In Electrical and Computer Engineering fromthe University
of Massachusetts in 1986, and the Ph.D. In Electrical
Kunal Chaudhary
Intercommercial Markets
Corp. CTO
 Kunal has over 12 years technical experience covering all aspects of Internet product design,
development, and hosting. Prior to joining InterCommercial he was Web Services Manager for
ThomasNet Inc., a division of Thomas Publishing Company, where he m
Sanjoy Chatterji Entomo Inc. Co-founder, CFO
 Bachelor of Science fromBITS Pilani, India
< Pilani, India >
 Master of Science fromBITS Pilani, India
Sunil Pande Entomo Inc. Co-founder, President
 Bachelor of Science fromBITS Pilani, India
< Pilani, India >
 Master of Science fromBITS Pilani, India
Ash Dave Silicon Planet Inc. President
 Bachelor of Science fromBirla Institute of Technology and Science in India
< Institute of
Technology and Science in India>
 Master of Science fromUniversity of Californ
Anil Gera e-Viapar President, CEO, Founder
Mr. Anil Gera has over 20 years experience in the areas of Application Systems, Product Marketing,
Business Development, Corporate Planning and Finance. Most recently, he was a Senior Manager in
the E-Integration practice of KPMG Consulting. Prior to KPMG
Ajay Garg go2call.comInc.
Director, VP (VOIP
 Ajay directs Go2Call's VOIP technology and development process, delivering leading-edge VOIP
services to Go2Call customers and strategic partners worldwide. Ajay has more than 8 years of
experience in the area of network product development and managem
Anil Gupta Evolve Software Inc. VP, Marketing
 Anil Gupta joined Evolve in March, 2000. Prior to that he served as VP, Marketing of Broadbase
Software, Inc. He has also held positions at Niku, Baan and Oracle. He holds a BS in Engineering from
BITS Pilani and an MBA fromSanta Clara University.
Anil Gupta Microtek Inc. Director
Sandeep Gupta Isoftware Networks VP, Software Engineering
Sandeep Gupta is Vice President Software Engineering and he is responsible for software teams both in
India & Fremont. Prior to joining iPolicy, he was the Divisional Manager in-charge of the switching
software division of the Center for the Development o
Prashant Gupta Liquid Price.comInc.
Founder, VP, Engineering &
 Bachelor of Science in Engineering fromBirla Institute of Technology and Science in India
< Institute of
Technology and Science in India>

 Prashant Gupta has served as
Ram Gupta
People Soft, c/o Certive
Inc. Executive VP, Advisor
 RamGupta recently joined PeopleSoft as executive vice president of Products & Technology.
Previously, Ramwas vice president and general manager of Healtheon Corp., a healthcare transaction
network where he served on the executive teamthat successful
Nagesh Gupta RedWave Networks Inc.
Founder, CEO (interim), VP,
 Nagesh Gupta, Founder, CEO (Interim) and VP of Engineering
 Prior to founding Redwave Networks, Nagesh worked at Hewlett Packard and Caly Networks.
Nagesh brings technology and management expertise fromhis prior companies. At Hewlett Packard,
Arvind Goyal Vaultus Inc. VP, engineering
 Mr. Goyal brings over 20 years experience in all aspects of product development. Mr. Goyal has
management experience in developing enterprise level software with millions of users and has led
product teams on an International basis. Prior to Vaultus, M
Praveen Keshava Spark5, c/o Trac USA Inc. Co-founder
 Co-Founders - Praveen Kesava, Sandeep Arora and Renchy Thomas
Gopalaswami VP, product management
 Srikanth Gopalaswami, Vice President of Product Management
 Srikanth has more than 15 years of global experience with a proven track record in developing
businesses, markets, and products. He was previously VP Intl at Compton's NewMedia and at Thoms
Austin J Noronha
Truescope Technologies
Inc., c/o PiximInc. Advisor

 Austin J. Noronha has a blend of entrepreneurial, business and product development experience,
having spent over 17 years in the professional digital video, imaging and graphics industries.
 He is the founder, President & CEO of TrueScope Te
Raju Gulabani TelesymInc. CEO, Chairman
 Raju has extensive general management, product management and product development
experience. He has defined and developed mobile, remote access, IP networking and server
communication products. He has held general and executive management positions at
Raj Jha e-Connections CTO
 Bachelor of Science fromBirla Institute of Technology and Science in India
< Institute of
Technology and Science in India>
 Master of Science fromKansas State Universit
Girish Juneja Sarvega Inc.
Co-founder, VP,
 As a co-founder and Vice President of Engineering, Girish is responsible for establishing and
executing Sarvega's technology vision, including leading all aspects of product design and
development and overseeing Sarvega's customer support activities. D
Amit Kapoor CerticomCorporation
VP, marketing & product
Amit Kapoor joined Certicomin 2000 as the Director of Product Development, with a specific focus on
building and enhancing the company's PKI products. In 2001, Mr. Kapoor was appointed Vice President
of Product Management and InterimDirector of Product
Shrikant Khadye Inviziblehand Inc. Co-founder, CTO

 As Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for InvizibleHand, Shankar brings more than 10
years in software engineering and product development, involving leading technologies. Prior to
InvizibleHand, he held the position of strategic consultant at M
Nikhil Khosla Cymbal Corporation
VP, marketing & Business
 As Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Nikhil is responsible for leading
marketing efforts and business development efforts for the portfolio of current services offered by
 Nikhil Khosla has more than twelve years experien
Surjeet Kohli Zebus Group Director
 Surjeet Kohli is senior director of technology at Zebus, where he is primarily responsible for
infrastructure, back-end processes, and software architecture. Mr. Kohli has more than 10 years of
experience in the fields of software development, databas
N Arun Kumar EnsimInc. VP, Engineering
As Vice President Engineering, Arun oversees all product development activity at Ensim. He has over
12 years of experience in the field of network software and hardware development. Prior to joining
Ensim, Arun was Senior Director, Engineering, for 3Com's
Y N Kumar PaxoNet Communications
Director (technical
marketing), GM (systems
 Mr. Kumar has served as General Manager, Systems Design of our Indian subsidiary since April
2000. Since January 2000, he has also served as Director of Technical Marketing for Paxonet. Prior to
this position, Mr. Kumar served as General Manager, Syste
Kiran Kundargi Apsora Inc. Founder, CEO, CTO

 Kiran brings over 15 years of software technology and management experience to Apsora. He
has spent the majority of his career at Intel Corporation where his responsibilities included the
management, development and release of a number of software
Krishnamurthy Exemplary Software Inc. Founder, CTO
 Exemplary provides supply chain software that helps companies gain real-time control of their
extended supply chains, bridging the gap between supply chain planning and “real-world” execution.
Exemplary enables customers to gain global visibility acros
Venk Krishnan Nuware Inc. Founder, Chairman, CEO

 An experienced entrepreneur, Venk Krishnan is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of GovXcel. Prior
to founding GovXcel, Mr. Krishnan founded NuWare Technologies, a computer consulting firmthat
ranks # 102 on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing priv
Preetish Nijawan VP, Finance and R&D
 Preetish currently works at BMC Software as Director of R&D Finance. He has a distinguished, ten
year career in various technology roles. He was a co-founder, part of the executive teamand the Vice
President of Operations at iVita Corp., an asset manag
Harish Kumar
Aeltus Equities
Management MD
 Aeltus manages over $41 billion of assets, of which $22 billion are for institutional clients
(pension plan, foundation and endowment, and taxable). In addition, Aeltus is the subadviser for
approximately $19 billion of assets in ING retail mutual fund
Shiv Kumar
HCL Technologies America
Inc. VP

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T. K. Lakshman Javera Technologies Inc.
Director, Business

 Bachelor of Science fromBITS Pilani, India
< Pilani, India >
 Master of Science fromState University of New York at Buffalo <
Varun Mehta Panasas Inc. VP, Software
Panasas received $10 Million in financing led by Mohr, Davidow Ventures in September 2000. In
October 2001, Panasas secured $25.4 Million in additional funding led by Carlyle Venture Partners, an
affiliate of The Carlyle Group, with Goldman Sachs and Mohr
Vijay Mehra
Communications Inc., c/o
Infenion Technologies VP, VLSI Engineering
Vijay Mehra and Catamaran Communications are a perfect match because Vijay has over fifteen years
of VLSI experience which enables himto get involved early on in product development and design,
take the product into production, and deliver it to satisfie
Viggi Mokkarala
Oberon Financial
Technology Inc. Founder, VP, marketing
 Prior to founding Oberon, Viggy Mokkarala served as Director of Marketing at, a
firmthat provided an Internet-based, technology platformfor medical device and procedure
information to physicians worldwide. Prior to that, Mokkarala was
Ramana Mulpury MetricStreamInc. President, Co-founder
 Ramana Y. Mulpury brings senior management experience in engineering, product management,
architecture and implementation. He is responsible for MetricStream's technology, engineering and
solution development. Ramana was most recently implementing state
Nalgundwar Bridge-X Technologies Inc. Co-founder
 Bridge-X Technologies is a young, dynamic and a fast-growth IT services company founded in
2000 and headquartered in New Jersey, with global delivery capabilities. Besides North America, we
also operate in Europe and Asia. The company is focused on pro
Ashok Nangia Signal Tree Solutions Inc.
VP, engagement
 Ashok is an Information Technology consultant with more than 22 years of consulting
experience. With his strong Information Engineering background, he specializes in formulating IT
strategies and plans to assist organizations in attaining their busines
Natarajan Medfusion Inc. Director, technical services
 VikramNatarajan joined Medfusion in January 1999 as one of the first members of the Medfusion
team. Vikram's experience includes design, development and implementation of web-based systems.
Vikramhas designed Internet based systems for a national net
Ashok Pandey Intelligroup Inc. Co-founder
 Former CEO, Intelligroup
A graduate of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pillani, with a master‟s in computer
science fromCity University of New York, Ashok Pandey founded Intelligroup in 1987. He served as
director, chairman of
Karun Philip Tranquil Money Inc. Chairman, CEO
Prior to this, Mr. Philip ran Imagine Technologies, Inc., a company focused on using proprietary imaging
and workflow technologies to enable and outsource remote back office operations for the healthcare
and financial services industries. Mr. Philip has a
Harpal Maini Tranqul Money Inc. President, Co-founder
 Mr. Maini was formerly a trader in the Global Asset Securitization group at Deutsche Bank. Earlier
at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Maini developed mathematical models for trading and traded fixed income
securities. Mr. Maini has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from
Krishna Pillai HTT Print Inc. CTO
 Krishna Pillai has over eleven years of experience in the Information Technology industry in the
area of client server and distributed computing. He has been involved in all the stages of the software
life cycle - fromsystemdesign and architecture to
Palakurthi Reflexis Systems Inc. Chairman, CEO
 Prashanth has successfully defined IT strategies and delivered mission critical applications for
the last 17 years to large-scale international organizations located in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and
the United States. He is also the founder-CEO of Te
A Prasad Instantis Inc.
Founder, Director,
 Prasad is a founder of Instantis. He brings ten years of engineering experience to the company.
Prior to Instantis, as a Senior Staff Engineer at Sun, he was responsible for incorporating a transaction
engine in the NetDynamics Application Server prod
Mano Puthukudy
Windriver Systems,
Director, software
 A key member of the executive team, Mano Puthukudy has over 11 years of experience in hard-
core OS kernel development which includes embedded RTOS work at WindRiver Systems & Microtec.
Earlier he worked on mainframe & fault tolerant UNIX & networking f
Radhakrishnan Speed ToMarket Inc. CTO
Ravi is a founder of Speed to Market. Before this, he was the chief architect at Thru-Put Technologies
where he created industry-leading software. He has over 12 years of enterprise software

Ravi holds a B.S. in engineering fromBirla Insti
Raju Reddy Sierra Atlantic Inc. Founder, Chairman, CEO
Mr. Reddy is Founder and Chairman of Sierra Atlantic Inc. (US) and Sierra Optimal Limited (India) which
he founded in 1993. Sierra also has offices in Singapore and United Kingdom. Sierra is a software
company which does extensive outsource work and emplo
S S Reddy Advantecs Inc.
Manish Krishnan Advantecs Inc. CEO
Bhooma V Rajan G. Gargiulo & Co., Inc. Executive VP, Head Editor
 Bhooma is our Biotechnology Analyst. She spearheads our biotechnology practice. In addition,
she is also the Head Editor of our Web site.
 Bhooma has a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honors) degree and a Master of Science (Honors) degree
in Biological Scien
Jamuna Ravi Trigent Software Inc. VP, Head, Operations
Jamuna manages project deliveries, quality processes, human resources, allocations and training. She
joined Trigent fromTCS where she was a Delivery Center Head managing a group of 450 people in the
Banking and Financial Services division. In her 17+ yea
Vivek Pendharkar
Lara Networks Inc., c/o
Cypress Semiconductors
Inc. VP, engineering
 With more than 18 years of industry experience Mr. Pendharkar joins Lara to provide expertise
and direction in all of Lara's product developments. Prior to joining Lara, Mr. Pendharkar served as
director of engineering at Intel Corporation, which he jo
N Rajan Net ContinuumInc. Director, PlatformSoftware
 Rajan brings over 17 years of experience in the embedded systemindustry to NetContinuum. He
has been responsible for the design and development of real-time, multi-tasking, multiprocessor
operating systems used in telecommunication and data communicat
Bala Srinivasa Vistaar Inc.
Senior VP, Business
Development & Product
Bala Srinivasa brings expertise in customer relationship management, supply chain management,
procurement, e-commerce and process industries to Vistaar Technologies. Bala ensures that the
company's vision and strategy are reflected in product development
Krishnan Sastry
VP, Product Development &
Krishnan Sastry brings more than 10 years of technology and management experience to Abilizer. Prior
to joining Abilizer, Sastry was a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, a Solutions
Center Manager for Unisys Corporation, and was a techn
Arvind Singh
Value Communications
Corporation CEO
 Arvind graduated fromThe Anderson School at UCLA with an MBA in Marketing and
Entrepreneurship. Arvind worked at Kraft Foods, Inc. for six years where he held a variety of senior
marketing positions with responsibility for strategic planning, P&L targ
Kishore Somnath H1B Jobs & Power Sabre Founder, CEO
Manish Sood Salient Software Inc. Founder, CEO
 Manish Sood is the Founder of Salient Software, Inc., and has been Chief Executive Officer
since its inception in 1997. Manish has 10 years of experience in the information technology industry.
Before founding Salient, he held various senior software
Subramanian Austin Ventures Senior Associate
Bharti Subramanian joined Austin Ventures in 2001 and focuses on the firm‟s communications and
semiconductor investments. Subramanian joined Austin Ventures fromNortel Networks, where she
served as the director of product line management for OPTera Pa
Satish Tadikonda Tribosys Inc. Principal
 Dr. Tadikonda has over 13 years of experience in developing medical imaging, drug discovery and
development informatics, and healthcare information technology solutions. Dr. Tadikonda is responsible
for Business Development and Sales at Tribiosys. Befo
Thammineni jPeople LLC Founder, President
 Prasad has over 10 years of product development and consulting experience delivering solutions
to a variety of industries. In recent years, his focus is on delivering large enterprise applications. Prior
to founding jPeople, Prasad was the Chief Techno
Chelapurath BurnhamSecurities Associate MD
 Rajesh Chelapurath joined BurnhamSecurities, Inc. in June 1998, after Graduating with an MBA
in Finance fromTulane University, New Orleans. Before entering the business school, he worked for
two years with Larsen & Toubro Limited, Bombay as a Marketi
Ravi Mehra
Norstar AluminiumMolds
Inc. MD
 Class of 67
 MaraMehra LLC

Veer Vasisht Invera Inc. CEO
Class of 67

 Suresh Venkataramani has 8 years of distributed systems development experience fromtop
investment banks on Wall Street. Mr. Venkataramani has designed and implemented real time
distributed applications for Bankers Trust, Merrill Lynch and most recentl
Venkat Sharma Quan Ventures General Partner
 Venkat Sharma, General Partner - Quan Ventures, Founder of Acorn Information Service
 Prior to serving as US Manager and Director of the General Partner, Mr. Sharma worked for
twenty-four years in the information technology field, including systems
Lalit Ahuja
NDS India Ltd., c/o News
Corporation Inc. MD
Lalit Ahuja is the Managing Director of NDS Limited - India, a part of News Corporation Inc., a US$36B
Global Media Conglomerate and also Executive Liaison of STAR Group Limited. NDS Group plc is a
leading supplier of open conditional access software, int
S N Zindal
Software Technology Parks
of India (STPI) Director General
 Mr. S. N. Zindal, is the Director General of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), an
autonomous body under the Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India, set-up with an
objective to implement the STP scheme, manage infrastructure fa
Ravikanth Konteti
JPMorgan, Global Investor
Services Senior Banker
Ravikanth Konteti is a senior banker responsible for Global Investor Services business for JP Morgan
Chase, India. Ravi a Management graduate fromBITS, Pilani with 15+ years of experience in the Global
Financial Services Industry. His experience includes
Vinod Sujan Thin Wireless Networks Board of Directors
Vinod Sujan has more than 10 years experience managing hardware and software design, product
development, testing, and programmanagement for complex technology implementations. Vinod most
recently spent 3 years as CEO of iDiamond, where he managed a vari
Boyden Global Executive
President-India, Director-
Asia Pasific

 1981 Batch

Rajendra Kumar
Khare BroadcomIndia Pvt Ltd MD
Upinder Zutshi Infinite Computer Solutions COO
 Batch of 1983
 BE (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

KRVS AnswerPal CEO
Gave the first lecture for CEL on 10th September 2003 when he came here for recruitment.
Also gave a lecture on Software Architecture.
Vinod Agarwal Logic Vision Inc. CEO
 Dr. Vinod Agarwal is the founder, president and CEO of LogicVision, Inc., a leading provider of
embedded test solutions. Under his leadership, embedded test and built-in self-test have transitioned
frombeing a curiosity to an emerging industry with pro
Samir Arora NetObjects Inc. Founder
 Samir has been the chairman, chief executive officer and founder of NetObjects since its inception
in November 1995. An industry veteran, Arora has more than 17 years of experience in information
design, technology development, and marketing, as well as
Inderpal Bhandari Virtual Gold Inc. Founder, CEO
 Dr. Inderpal Bhandari, the founder and CEO of Virtual Gold, Inc., is an internationally recognized
expert in data mining, the art of using computer programs to discover knowledge fromlarge amounts
of data. Under his leadership, Virtual Gold developed it
Narpat Bhandari Vasona Systems Inc. Chairman, CEO
 Narpat Bhandari was born in Sojat, India. He is chairman and CEO of Vasona Systems, Inc., a
startup electronics firmin Santa Clara, California, that specializes in design automation and virtual
systems. He also serves as an adviser and/or Board member
Gautam Chanda Accordion Neworks CEO, President
 New York Indian American GautamChanda, CEO of Accordion Networks, a telecommunications
provider for cyber-buildings of today and tomorrow, does not remember when he last saw the inside of
his health club, or played tennis, his favorite sport. Kolkata-
Mukesh Chatter Axiowave Networks Inc. Co-founder, President, CEO
 Mukesh Chatter brings with himmore than 18 years' experience in the architecture, design and
development of state-of-the-art networking equipment and supercomputers and has several patents
in these areas.
 Prior to founding Axiowave he was the Founde
Ajay Chopra Pinnacle Systems Inc.
Founder, Chairman,
President, Dot Media
 Ajay co-founded Pinnacle Systems (NASD: PNSY) in 1986 at the age of 29. Chopra is currently the
president of the Company‟s Professional .(dot) Media Division where he originally served as general
manager and vice-president starting in 1997. Chopra has b
Kiran Deshpande Mahindra British Telecom Former CEO
Raj Gollamudi Blue StreamVentures Partner
 Raj Gollamudi was most recently a principal and head of the Internet Infrastructure Software
research group at the San Francisco investment banking firmof Thomas Weisel Partners. Previously he
was a Principal and Senior Research Analyst at Dain Rausche
Ramesh D Grover CMS COmputers Ltd. Founder, CEO
 25 years ago as a computer maintenance company, with two colleagues. Today employing almost
2500 people world-wide, the managing director of the premier systemintegration company tells
Sudipta Dev about his vision of creating an IT power house. 1947 t
Satish C Gupta Cradle Technologies Inc. CEO, President, Co-founder
 For the four years prior to founding Cradle in July 1999, Gupta was vice president of corporate
planning for Cirrus Logic Corporation. He was corporate sponsor for several key partnerships (including
Microsoft and JVC) and was the executive champion for
Rajesh Hukku i-flex Solutions Inc. Chairman, MD
 Since 1978, he has traversed the entire gamut of Systems Software, Application Software and
Project Management. Starting his career as a trainee programmer, Rajesh was employed as a
Software Developer and Designer with India's largest software exporte
Navindra Jain Logic Vision Inc. Chairman of Board
 Navindra Jain has on the Board of Directors of LogicVision (NASD: LGVN) since 1992 and has
been Chairman of the Board since January 1996. In 1982, Dr. Jain co-founded Excelan Inc., a
manufacturer of networking products, and was its Vice President of En
Prem Jain Cisco Systems Inc.
Vice President, GM,
Enterprise WAN
 PremJain has been responsible for growing his Enterprise WAN Business Unit in Cisco to a multi-
billion operation. Prior to that he was VP of Engineering and one of the founding members of Crescendo
Communications, which was acquired by Cisco in 1993 in
Raj Koneru Icallpoint Founder, Chairman
 Raj Koneru was the Chief Executive Officer of SeraNova since its formation in September 1999, as
a unit of Intelligroup, Inc., and co-founder of Oxford Systems, Inc., a systems integration company
that merged with Intelligroup in 1994.
 He served as t
BC Krishna Greylock Venture Capital Entrepreneur-in-residence
 Prior to joining Greylock, BC served as Vice President of Product Management and Chief
Technology Officer at Open Market, a leading vendor of Content Management and Delivery solutions.
BC was responsible for overall technology and product strategy, and
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BITSian Entrepreneurs
Virendra Kumar BHEL Board of Directors
 Shri Virendra Kumar, aged 58 years, is a Mechanical Engineer fromBITS, Pilani and an MBA from
University of Delhi. He joined BHEL in 1966. Shri Virendra Kumar has made significant contributions in a
wide range of areas including marketing and sales, in
Rajiv Maliwal Sabre Capital
 Former head of StanChart Private Equity and former head of ANZ Grindlays Corporate and
Investment Banking in India.

Raghavan Mayur Technometrica Inc. President, Founder
 Prior to founding TECHNOMETRICA, Mayur was a market research analyst with AT&T and a
biostatistician with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. His contributions in the
medical area have appeared in leading journals such as Lancet and
Mirchandani Boyden World Corporation
President, Board of
 Dinesh Mirchandani is President of Boyden India and a Partner of Boyden World Corporation since
1994. He was elected to the Global Board of Directors of Boyden in 2000. He has handled several CEO-
level searches in the technology, consumer goods, manufac
Sharad Mehrotra Fabric7 Systems Inc. President, CEO

 Sharad Mehrotra, President and CEO, Fabric7 Systems, Inc., & Founder, Procket Networks
 Dr. Sharad Mehrotra has spent the last 20 years in the computer, semiconductor, and networking
industries, and in academia. Prior to founding Fabric7 Systems,
Gulu Mirchandani
Mirc Electronics Ltd.
(Onida) Chairman, CEO
Mr. Gulu Mirchandani is the Chairman & Managing Director of MIRC Electronics Limited – manufacturers
of the prestigious and leading brand of Colour Televisions in India „ONIDA‟.He is also a member of the
Board of Directors of „KEC International Limited‟
Diaz Nesamoney Celequest Inc. Founder, CEO
 Diaz Nesamoney is Founder, President and CEO of Celequest. Mr. Nesamoney brings over 15 years
of experience in the enterprise software industry to Celequest. Prior to founding Celequest, Mr.
Nesamoney was President and Chief Operating Officer at Informa
Punita Pandey netCustomer Inc. Chairman, President, CEO
 Punita saw a great new opportunity in marrying the collaborative power of the Internet with the
efficiencies of the offshore delivery model to seamlessly extend complex business operations.
Leveraging over 16 years of experience in software development,
Vijay Parikh Global Catalyst Partners Managing Principal
 Prior to joining Global Catalyst Partners, Vijay worked at CISCO as VP, Business Development for
the Service Provider Line of Business (SPLOB). Prior to this he was Vice-President and GM within the
Public Carrier IP Group (PCIPG) at Cisco Systems. Duri
Pankaj Patel Cisco Systems Inc. VP, Cable Systems Unit
Pankaj Patel, is the new vice president and general manager of Cisco‟s Cable Systems Unit. Patel joins
Cisco fromRedback Networks Inc., where he served as senior vice president of engineering. Prior to
that, Patel was senior vice president of engineeri
Vivek Paul Wipro Technologies Inc. President, CEO
 Vivek Paul, Vice Chairman of Wipro Ltd. And President and CEO, Wipro Technologies, Inc.
Vivek Paul was named Asia‟s 25 Movers & Shakers by ZDNET in March 2001, alongside Shiv Nadir (HCL)
and R Ramaraj (Satyam), the only other Indians to be named. He
Lara Networks Inc.
(acquired by Cypress
Semiconductor) Vice President
 Jayan has over 18 years of extensive experience in the field of research, design and development
of large, multi-processor computer system, complex ASICs and SOCs targeted towards networking and
telecommunication markets. Jayan was formerly the VP of Co
Raju Reddy Sierra Atlantic, Inc. Founder, Chairman, CEO
 Raju is Founder and Chairman of Sierra Atlantic Inc. (US) and Sierra Optimal Limited (India) which
he founded in 1993. Sierra also has offices in Singapore and United Kingdom. Sierra is a software
company which does extensive outsource work and employs
Manoj Saxena Chairman, CEO
 Manoj Saxena is CEO and Chairman of Webify Solutions Inc. Most recently Manoj was Senior Vice
President, Marketing and Business Development for Commerce One (NASDAQ: CMRC). His
responsibilities at Commerce One included defining and executing Commerce O
Shailesh Shukla Redback Networks Inc.
Vice-President, Strategy
and Business Development
 Shailesh is Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Redback Networks (NASDAQ:
RBAK), responsible for developing Redback's strategy and driving its implementation through
Partnerships, Mergers and Acquisitions and Investments. Since being
Anil Singhal Netscout Systems Inc. Founder, President, CEO
 Anil K. Singhal co-founded NetScout in June of 1984 and has served as NetScout's President, Chief
Executive Officer, Treasurer and Director since January 2001. Prior to this, Anil had served as
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Treasure
Subramaniam FM Global Inc. Chairman, CEO
 Shivan is is based in the company's corporate offices in Johnston, R.I. Subramaniamhas served in
his current position since the 1999 merger that formed FM Global. Prior to that, he was president and
chief executive officer of legacy Allendale Insuranc
Yogesh Vaidya
Software Technology
Group International Ltd. Founder, Chairman, CEO
 STG is a publicly traded company in India that is focused on education and training in the
emerging technologies, primarily software. The company has strategic alliances with MS, Oracle, Sun,
IBM, Lotus, Sylvan Prometric. The company trains around 60-80
Vaidyanathan Yaga Inc. CTO, Founder
 With a solid data-based marketing and e-commerce background, he has been instrumental in the
development and implementation of Yaga's revenue-generating business model. Prior to his present
position, he was chief strategy officer of NBC Internet.
Arjun Valluri Intelligroup Inc. Chairman of Board, CEO
Devendra Verma Redwood Venture Partners Partner
 Devendra Verma is a General Partner at Redwood Venture Partners (RVP). Prior to joining RVP, he
was a senior Vice President at Loral Space and Communication, one of the world‟s leading satellite and
satellite-based communication services provider. At Lo
Krishnamurthy President, CEO Planar Systems Inc.
Mr. Krishnamurthy has served as the President, CEO and Director of the Company since September
1999. Prior to joining Planar, he served as Vice President and General Manager for various business
units of Tektronix where his 15 year tenure fromAugust, 198
Nirmal Chandra
Mathur Jindal Strips Ltd.
CEO, Member, Board of

 He was selected personally by the Late Shri G D Birla to join Birla group in March, 1966. He worked
with the Birlas for 17 years in companies like Hindalco, Mysore Cement, Grasimand Bihar Alloy Steels.
He was invited by industrialist Shri O P Jindal
Rakesh Kalra Eicher Motors Ltd. MD
 He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering fromBITS, Pilani. He started his career with Bharat
Electronics Ltd, Bangalore, a leading manufacturer of radar equipment for the armed forces in India. In
1980, he joined Eicher Tractors Ltd in the Materials
Vinod Sawhney Spice TelecomLtd. MD
 Vinod is based in Chandigarh. Vinod has worked mostly in metros. Before joining Spice, the leading
cellular service provider of Punjab, Karnataka Calcutta, Vinod spent some 17 years with the Godrej
group. He was instrumental in setting up the Mohali ref
Narendra Saxena Xansa CEO
 Narendra Saxena, CEO, Xansa (Formerly IIS Infotech Ltd (Education Solutions Division)
 Saxena was earlier working with STG as managing director, of which he was one of the founders.
He brings to IIS Infotech over 34 years of rich and varied experience
Thomas Thampy Post X Chairman, CEO
 Chairman & CEO, PostX, Founder, Elxsi and NextGen
 Thampy founded and served as President and CEO of NexGen, the developer of the first
alternative to Intel Pentiummicroprocessors, fromits inception in 1986 until 1991, and as Chairman of
its Board o
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