Vinodh is a Systems Engineer by training with bulk of his experience in the area of Enterprise Telecom Software. He managed to complete his engineering from BITS Pilani and still gets nightmares from ‘Mechanics and Optics’ course in his first semester. His stint heading the operations of a food tech start-up in Bangalore, eventually led him to start on his own. With an avid interest in numbers, he loves poker, Pink Floyd, Shawshank Redemption and taking chances. He often quips, “Not knowing what one wants to do is perfectly okay, knowing what one doesn’t want to do is more important”.
Praveen Elak has two decades of experience working with MNCs such as IFF, AIG, IBM leading their digital transformation initiatives - using emerging technologies – be it digital, data, IOT, AI/ML software or connectivity. Elak also previously founded two start-ups, an enterprise mobile development platform that was successfully acquired and IoT consumer wearable product that enabled reading while running on a treadmill. He is also an active angel investor in early stage companies acting as their mentor advising on product vision and go-to-market strategy, and a frequent invited speaker in entrepreneurship forums and technology summits. Praveen brings a unique mix of technology and business acumen, and earned a Ph.D in Computer Science from SUNY Buffalo and an Executive MBA from Wharton.
Managing Partner, Socradamus Ventures
Sunil comes with over 20+ years of experience in Technology, Strategy & Business Development both with startups and MNCs in deep-tech domains in US and India. He currently advises startups in enterprise SaaS and core technologies. Prior to this, as a founding member of Zenoti he built company with sales into Australia, SEA and US. He worked at ARM, Intel and Beceem in wireless silicon and solution domains. Earlier he was in Telcos in the early stages during IS-95, WLL/CDMA and mobility at Tatas and Airtel Sunil has a BTech in Mech Engg and M.Tech in Industrial Engg both from IIT Madras and MBA from IIM Bangalore. He is passionate about motorcycling and painting.