After 25 years in the product R&D space, on Dec 2015, moved full-time into academics. As Professor Co-Innovation, heading the Research/Innovation outreach at IIIT Hyderabad. helping start and grow the Technology Transfer Office, Co-Innovation (corp) labs, Entrepreneur On Residence program and the Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Have been adjunct faculty (middleware systems) at IIIT-H since 2002, visiting faculty at IIT Hyderabad (Innovation), member of governing board of incubators at IIIT-H, IIT and BITS.
Until recently, Center Head (& Vice President- Products), Progress Software's Hyderabad labs, responsible for leading the product development at the Hyderabad Development centre. As Center Head, Built a formidable product engineering group that now owns half of the engineering in the company. And is widely seen as a very Innovation centred engineering group (won national awards). Prior to taking the above position, was VP of Middleware Technologies at Pramati, heading Product Engineering.
An accomplished Technologist, with over 20 years of product engineering and R&D leadership experience. Regularly speak at tech workshops and seminars in India. Recently co-authored a book on ‘SOA approach to Integration’, published by Packt Publishers. Member of several Standards Expert groups including J2EE 1.3. Active in Product/Startup circles.
Was Chair of ACM Hyderabad Chapter 2012-14. Active in industry organizations. most recently was President of HYSEA (Hyderabad Software Industry Association) and Regional council member at Nasscom. One of the Founders of Headstart Network (StartupSaturday).
- Innovation and Processes for Applied Research