Our Team

Founding members have over four decades of combined experience in product development, market research, sales, marketing, and pre-sales. They have built products in the domain of the distributed system, identity and access management and Cloud Security. They have held senior product and sales leadership positions in global software product companies responsible for products with 100+ million dollars in revenue. This team has multiple patents, authored drafts, and standards in IETF, DMTF, and other standard bodies. They have been mentoring startups and played as Jury members in various startup events such as NASSCOM Emerge 50, INSEAD, IIT Eureka etc.

Prakash Advani, Co-Founder and CEO

Mr. Advani is a serial entrepreneur, advisor, mentor, and jury member.

He has been a Jury member with INSEAD Venture Competition, NASSCOM Product Conclave, IIT E-Summit, and Dewang Mehta IT Awards. He has mentored startups through Reliance GenNext Hub, Conquest BITS Pilani and as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with INSEAD. 

Prakash has over 25 years of experience in the IT Industry in areas of Business Development, Marketing, Sales, Alliances and Social Media Marketing. He has wide exposure to IoT, Cloud, Operating Systems, Linux, Open Source, Web, and Networking.

In his previous role as the Regional Director for Canonical, he helped setup the Ubuntu Cloud, PC and IoT business across Asia Pacific.

Prakash is a frequent speaker and His articles have been published in Times of India, Mint, Economic Times, Deccan Chronicle and several others.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/padvani | Twitter: https://twitter.com/prakashadvani

Ashish R Bedekar, Chief Operating Officer

Ashish is a creative, well connected, and award-winning MBA leader with 20+ years in business development,  Startup and developer ecosystems, and partner relationships in IoT, Mobile, Telco, IT, and channels in broad technical expertise.  

Ashish believes in the power of open innovation and ecosystems.

  • Startup advisor at Zone startup - an Indo-Canadian start-up Accelerator
  • Mentor of change- Govt. of India- Atal innovation mission.
  • Member of  IET-IoT India. IET is one of the largest multi-discipline professional societies of engineers. IET has over 160,000 members in 127 countries.
  • Startup Mentor for E-Cell IIT Madras boot camp. This is one of India’s leading engineering college.
  • Startup Mentor for  NIT Trichy, India- International biz competition.
  • Startup mentor at AIC Raise India’s first  startup incubator focussed on UN sustainable development goals (SDG) 
  • Startup mentor at VJTI- TBI (VJTI is  a Premier engineering college in Mumbai  and one of India's oldest institution) 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashishrbedekar | Twitter: https://twitter.com/ashishrbedekar

Rajeev RK, Chief Technology Officer

Rajeev is an Opensource evangelist with over 25 years of experience in free and open source technologies and platforms.

An Alumnus of Troy University, Rajeev is a Red Hat certified Engineer. He has worked extensively as OpenSource Consultant and Trainer. He is also the creator of the Bihar Public Grievance Redressal system, winner of the Web Ratna Silver Icon Award, 2012.

As our  Chief Technology Officer, he  brings with him a particular expertise in solution architecture and the integration of diverse technologies across various verticals.

 

Jaimon Jose, Co-founder

An alumnus of BITS Pilani and IIM Bangalore, Mr. Jose is our leader, mentor, and our Co-Founder.

He has 18+ years of product development experience in the areas of Identity and Security Management, Directory Protocols, Authentication Protocols, Systems Architecture, Operating Systems, Web Services, Scalability and Performance Tuning, Cloud Security, Mobility, Analytics, and Bigdata. 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jjaimon | Twitter: https://twitter.com/jjaimon