Ravi has over 18 years of management and engineering experience in the corporate & startup companies in the Telecom and IT Industry. He worked at various technical and management levels for IBM and Hughes Networks. His start-ups include American Systems International (ASI), Nextone Communications, a global leader in the VoIP space and Astuto Networks, an India based company specializing in Metro switches. He has BTech from IIT Madras, and MS in Industrial Engineering & MBA from University of Southern California. He is a founding member of PAN-IIT, charter member of TiE organization and on the boards of IT and telecom companies in India.
Mr. Gopal Srinivasan, a member of the TVS family, is the whole time Director of TVS Electronics Limited. He is also the Joint Managing Director of Sundaram-Clayton Limited & TVS Motor Limited and is also in the Board of various other TVS Group companies.
TVS Electronics is a part of the 95-year-old TVS Group, the only Group from Asia, outside Japan, to win the Deming Award for Quality. TVS Electronics, founded in 1986, started as an IT peripherals manufacturer and has today transformed itself into an IT Transaction Solution provider and Business Process Outsourcing partner. TVS-E offers a wide range of computer peripherals to suit all peripheral related needs.
Harita TVS Technologies was born as an independent design company in 1998. For over eight years, Harita has set up a strong global presence delighting automotive and manufacturing customers with assembly-ready design solutions.
Mr.Gopal is a commerce graduate from Loyola College, Chennai and an MBA (Industrial and Business Administration) from the Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
He is currently the .Chairman. of the Tamil Nadu State Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
He has served as the .President. of Manufacturers. Association for Information Technology (MAIT). He was awarded .Electronics Man of the Year . 2004. by .Electronics for You. magazine in 2004 & also by ELCINA for the year 1996-97. He was also served as a key member in various panels of both Central and State Governments.
Mr. Gopal Srinivasan passionately believes that technology can improve the life of the common man. He is extremely entrepreneurial in nature and has so far built over a dozen new businesses. A vivid reader, he enjoys meeting people and spending time with his family.
Arguably one of India's best known technologists, Atul has been at the forefront of India's technology evolution since the 1980s, correctly predicting and driving new technology waves such as datacommunication, networking, the Internet, wireless and mobile computing, and Open Source, among others.
His focus areas include mobile and hand-held computing, wireless data networks, "appropriate technologies" (matching available technologies to actual requirements, instead of the other way round), Linux and Open Source, computing in entertainment technologies (especially the music industry), and the identification and understanding of future technologies that could impact his clients and technology audiences.
He has been described as a "technology market enabler" for his ability to help his clients and audiences understand and adopt new technologies, providing a safety net of knowledge for them, thereby mitigating the risks involved.