Chandra Gollapudy

 Resident Director (Ohio)

Coordinator (Technology Transfer)

  • Entrepreneur, innovator, technologist, venture incubator, team builder, technology publisher, IT expert with expertise from research to development to management and deployments, on large billion-dollar+ projects.
  • Have enormous contacts both in the business and technology worlds. Co-founder, editor and publisher for a high quality technology magazine called PiTech (see
  • 25 years experience in project and program management, planning and strategy development, systems engineering and computer architecture.
  • Served as CTO for one of Ohio’s Top 50 IT companies.
  • Currently engaged in a project aiming at transformational healthcare across the globe.
  • Pioneered Electronic Medical Records in 90’s; currently involved in marketing, supporting and integrating them in innovative healthcare solutions.
  • Member of Pan-IIT leadership council
  • Active in community and charity efforts.
  • Education: B .Tech IIT (Kanpur), MSEE (Computers) from West Virginia University.



Dr N Chandrasekaran

Coordinator (Consulting and Collaboration in Computer Science and Engineering)

  • Recipient of Sir Rajendranath Mookerjee Memorial Gold Medal, the institution award of IE (India) and outstanding contribution award from IBM.
  • Has taught in IIT, Madras, National Institute of Technology (NIT, Surathkal).
  • Served as Scientist at National Aerospace Lab., Dy Director at DRDO, Hyderabad.
  • Principal Scientist at Ontario Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, Cambridge, Forming Technology Inc., Oakville and McMaster University.
  • Instrumental in setting up 2 world-class centers (Competency Center and IBM Solution Partnership Center) at IBM, Bangalore.
  • VP, Project Management Institute (USA) in India.
  • Consultant for Dow Chemicals, Magna and Cosma Internationals, Steltech, Dofasco, ALCAN, Ford.
  • Have over 35 international publications and industrial reports to his credit.
  • Served as Chairman of Karnataka IT Task Force on Higher Education and also the Karnataka State Computarium Project.
  • Former Director of C-DAC, a Society under Ministry of IT, India.
  • Pro-VC of Manipal University and later senior VP of Manipal Education and Medical Group.
  • Established Middle East College of IT at Muscat. He is the Honorary Dean of IT and Engineering Science at Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong.
  • Panel member in FKCII, CII and software Development Fund of Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited.
  • Member in the Governing Council of RV College of Engineering, Bangalore,SSIT, Tumkur and M.S. Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies,Bangalore.Currently working as Advisor to SRM University, Chennai. Works with Netherlands Agencies on Indian opportunities.
  • Director of Academic Affairs and Faculty Development. Introduced new academic structure at SRM based on the OCW of MIT, Boston.
  • Working along with Dr Bob Hoekstra, founding CEO Philips Innovation Campus.
  • Co-founder of center for Business Innovation, India with Bob and Dr.Peter Hewkin, CEO of Cambridge Center for Open Innovation.
  • Education: Ph.D. from McMaster University, Canada, M.Tech from IIT (Madras)



Vivek Sivathanu

Resident Director (Massachusetts)

  • Widely published in several international journals
  • Development of a cloud adaptation strategy for grid - free scheme
  • Involved in Organizing the MIT Global Startup workshop 2011, an MIT student run international conference aiming to foster entrepreneurial ecosystems
  • One of the 20 students from India to receive fellowship for mentorship from fellows of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2008.
  • One of 30 Engineering students from India to receive the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Summer Research Fellowship, 2008.
  • One of the 6 students from IIT Madras, to represent at the 7th Indo-German Winter Academy.
  • Awarded scholarships based on merit by IIT Madras Alumni association and the World Congress on Bio mechanics to attend conferences in Germany and Singapore in 2009& 2010.
  • Active role at enabling under privileged high school students in Indian villages to get the chance to learn through online resources, setup at their villages.
  • Education: B Tech (IIT Madras). MS (MIT, Boston)



V S Vikram

Resident Director (S. India)

  • Alumnus of Guidy Engineering College, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Has contributed significantly to the management education industry in Chennai.
  • Is a leading management consultant with a brilliant track record.
  • Has run facility centers for large multinationals.
  • Active member of several leading clubs in Chennai.
  • Today, he is the key member driving several initiatives of AEIOU in South India.



Anant Wadhokar

Resident Director (Karnataka)

  • Electronics Engineer from Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli.
  • Worked in UK for the Aerospace & Railways Informatics industry.
  • Wide experience in the mobile industry for 7+ years.
  • In-depth experience in the genomatics space.
  • Based in Bangalore, looking after multiple lines of business dedicated to mobile apps.



R Karthikeyan

Resident Director (Western India)

  • Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience.
  • Worked in the banking industry for 20+ years.
  • Wide range of consulting experience.
  • Based in Mumbai, looking after projects in Maharashtra, MP, Gujarat and Goa.