Management Team & Advisory Board


The visionaries that make us who we are.

Vasant Manwadkar

CEO

One of the most empowering principles of Vasant Manwadkar’s entrepreneurial success is the belief that “Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art, it is a practice.” He is a visionary technocrat, bringing 30 years of extensive experience in the IT industry and a thought leader in building disruptive technology companies that re-shape the way we think, live, and work.
Vasant’s rich expertise across various industries includes Banking & Finance, US Federal Government, Manufacturing, Logistics, Educational Research, Energy and Utilities, Telecom, Military, IT Services, United Nations and the Stock Market; spanning across the geographies of US, India, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Japan, and Australia. He attended management schools like the Indian School of Business (ISB), Wharton School of Management, Northwestern University - Kellogg’s School of Management, and the University of Maryland USA.

Shripad Baride

Delivery Head

A mastermind at designing objectives and frameworks for solid delivery operations, Shripad Baride is a skillful IT leader with 20 years of experience in Information Technology Architecture and Software Development. With a natural eye for problem-solving combined with the implementation of the best practices, Shripad has proven to be the genius behind several mission-critical projects, providing technology solutions to leading insurance brokerage firms in the United States and auto-finance solutions for global automotive manufacturers. He holds certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMP), the Scrum Alliance (Certified Scrum Master) and Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD).

Vijay Shimpukade

Chief Strategy Officer

Vijay is a Techno-Commercial leader having over 29 years of industry experience spanning across multiple sectors including, IT/ITES, Telecom, Software & Product Development, HPC, System Integrators, Manufacturing, and many more. He has gained experience by working with Top100 companies across the globe including India, the USA, Europe, Russia, Asia-Pacific & Japan and Africa. Demonstrating tenacity, Vijay has managed many Senior roles and supervised cross-functional global teams in Business and Technical domains mainly at AT&T in USA and Intel, globally.

After completing his Engineering Degree and gaining a few years of industry experience in Sales and Technical Support, Vijay went to attain a Master’s Degree in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, USA to strengthen the product-to-person relationship philosophy which he still believes is the key to the success of any organization and individual. He also has couple of startup companies under his belt. Vijay has also been a Grand Jury for Manthan Award, a South Asia and the Asia Pacific event in 2012 for Digital Empowerment Foundation, a not-for-profit social enterprise.

Advisory Board

Silas Matteson

Silas has over 40 years experience in the commercial software industry in North America. He has worked for a variety of companies defining and delivering software systems for SaaS big data analytics, large back-office business applications, governance & compliance, data center operations, and high-speed ETL data transfer systems. Prior to defining and developing products, Silas spent 10 years in direct and indirect sales of enterprise-level systems management software solutions. He has over 15 years experience working with and managing offshore development operations.

Silas earned an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Virginia Tech.

Norihisa (Noel),
Haneda (Trance)

Norihisa (Noel), Haneda (Trance) is a seasoned executive having more than 36 years of experience in technology. He is a physicist having varied experience in the research and development of various products. He has been with Fujifilm Corporation, Japan from 1983 till 2017. He holds more than 50 patents granted by United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in image processing, picture printing, image communication, and document management.

He has earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Physics from Hokkaido University, Japan. He is also Board Director to Datt Japan Co. Ltd and Executive Strategy Adviser to C-60 Pan Asia, Hong Kong. He teaches part-time at Komazawa University, Tokyo, Japan.

Vikrant Ponkshe

An award-winning leader, keynote speaker, and established banking dynamo, Vikrant Ponkshe’s presence has set new benchmarks in the banking industry. Having won the prestigious ‘CEO with HR Orientation’ Award from Asia Pacific HRM Congress in India, he has been the think tank of an award-winning Relationship Management Solution provided to a leading bank.

Vikrant brings 21 years of cross-functional, multi-cultural experience in the Banking & Financial Services sector in the areas of Start-ups, Profit Centre Management, Strategy implementation, Risk Management, Operations, Quality Assurance, Credit, Compliance, and Client Services. He holds an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the University of Wales and a post-graduate degree in Law from Pune University in India.

Sanjeev Dali

Sanjeev is a senior technology Global leader for more than 30 years who led teams in the developed US, Europe and in emerging geographies Latin America, Asia etc. He is an innovator and strategist in defining Information Technology for consumer products and the food industry. He created & sustained IT Global shared services organizations supporting 100+ countries for big corporations. Managed vast, complex Global IT operations – infrastructure and Applications. Managed Global Digital transformation projects such as cloud migration, Digital workplace, Big data analytics, etc. Significant experience in SAP Global implementations for more than 20 years with projects like S4/HANA, Instance consolidations.
He is post-graduate from Jamanalal Bajaj, Mumbai & post-graduate from Tuck university.

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