Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO of Pramati Technologies, recognized as a new generation emerging company from India. Jay's career in the software industry spans 25 years, mainly in building products for new markets. Under Jay's leadership, the company has incubated and spun-off multiple startups, under a unique business model. Prior to founding Pramati, Jay spent 10 years in technical leadership and software development roles during the early years of Wipro, an IT services giant (among Top 3) from India. Jay is responsible for Pramati’s vision, strategy, India Team building, and culture.
Jay holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. Jay is an avid reader, open-minded traveler, secular thinker, and a passionate student of creative design, aesthetics, and philosophy.
Co-Founder & President
Vijay co-founded Pramati Technologies, He was responsible for scaling the company from a small startup to a large global delivery team that serves hundreds of customers worldwide. He also set up the company's US operations. Within Pramati, Vijay has incubated and spun-off multiple businesses, including SocialTwist. He also runs US operations and corporate development, as well as hiring marketing/sales executives for Pramati group companies. Vijay is credited with successfully steering Pramati to areas of social and consumer technologies, while sustaining the company’s core strength in platform technologies.
Prior to Pramati, Vijay spent eight years in technical leadership and software development roles at Wipro. Vijay has a BS in Computer Science from Mysore University. Exceeding customer expectations is his only mantra.
Prasad's career, spanning over 20 years, consists of a strong mix of Financial Operations, P&L management, Strategic Planning, Human Resource and Operations Management. As the COO of Imaginea, Prasad is focused on the vision and long-term strategy of the company.
Chandrashekar (Chandru) leads a team of creative minds at Imaginea, developing innovative and user-friendly interactive products for Imaginea's global customers in mobile, social media, and consumer segments. Chandru brings his in-depth knowledge, acquired over 15 years, in the area of communications. He also oversees corporate messaging and branding elements for the company. Chandru is a post-graduate from Bangalore University.
Sanjeev brings leadership and executive experience from startups and rapidly growing enterprises. Previously, he was CEO of Aloqa, a leading mobile platform for proactive location-based contextual alerts (acquired by Motorola).
Prior to Aloqa, Sanjeev served as head of Product Marketing for Google and VP of Products and Marketing at Tellme Networks (acquired by Microsoft). As a management consultant with McKinsey & Co, Sanjeey worked at Cisco Systems in partnerships & business development. Sanjeev earned both his MS and BS from MIT.
Co-founder & VP of Products
Vivek is co-founder of SocialTwist and is responsible for overall product strategy and execution. He was head of system performance and implementation for Pramati Middleware products that are now used by the 10 top Indian banks in mission critical applications.
Before Pramati, Vivek held senior management positions at Cordys, a BPM platform company. Earlier, Vivek held leadership roles in project management and quality at the Baan and the Vanenburg Group. Vivek has institutionalized agile development as a response to the fast-changing world of social networks.
Chief Marketing Officer
Vijay brings years of entrepreneurial and executive experience as a founder of companies in supply chain, mobile advertising and solar energy technologies. He was a co-founder and EVP at GT Nexus, one of the largest supply chain and trade logistics SaaS companies.
Previously, Vijay was a strategy management consultant for some of the world's largest companies in the US and Europe in financial services and consumer products. Vijay has led product teams at HP and Apollo Computer. Vijay has a B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras, an MS in Computer Science from New York University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.
Samir Ghosh is an executive with 25 years enterprise software and SaaS experience including Strategy, Business Development, Marketing, Product Management, Professional Services, and Sales. Most recently, as VP of Business Development and Strategy at Qontext Inc., he helped launch, build and successfully sell Qontext to Autodesk in 2 years. Samir combines his entrepreneurial successes at Qontext, Relayte, KOLA, and Intellution with his pedigree corporate experience at Microsoft, IBM, Lotus, and Procter & Gamble. Samir has an MBA from UCLA Anderson, an international business diploma from the Stockholm School of Economics, and a BS in computer science from WPI.
Praveen Kanyadi brings with him 14 years of rich product development experience in the Internet and enterprise space. He led product management at Yahoo! for social platforms, where he drove the strategy around user generated and social content, building several new consumer experiences. He holds a patent publication in the social space. Praveen tasted entrepreneurism when he founded EmagineHub, a barter-based e-commerce portal. Prior to that, he was a product manager at Cordys in the BPM, SOA and PAAS space. He led the flagship Cordys BPM product and was closely involved in the SOA and BPM implementations for various Fortune 500 companies in US and Europe.