The Execom is an elected body and comprises leaders of Member Companies from across Kerala.
A passionate technologist and management professional with over 2 decades experience in the IT industry, and a proven track record of building and aligning high performance teams to achieve business excellence. Deepa can engage C- Suite leaders as well as teams alike to solve complex business problems with innovatively designed technology solutions. Deepa believes in servant leadership and empowering her team members to get the best out of them.
Deepa as head of Reflections Info Systems leads the Operations and Business Development of the company since early 2019. She has been driving the organization in formulating its strategy, delivery excellence, business development and innovation. And she has taken the company through a rapid growth path in the past years. Previously, Deepa led two large business units at IT services company UST Global.
Deepa has 24 years of global experience leading delivery of IT Services and Solutions to several large organizations across the world. Her varied career includes leading a technology product IT organization and directing its different departments to align itself with the most modern and advance industry trends, stints in US and UK, closely working with clients and delivering to their priorities and enabling their success. She also excels in working remotely with the clients when offshore, maintaining the highest levels of customer intimacy and meeting and exceeding client expectations.
Deepu S Nath is a programmer turned entrepreneur and a technology evangelist with over 14+ years' experience in IT industry.
He is currently the Managing Director of FAYA India, the global technology center of Faya Corporation based out of California, USA. Deepu leads innovation in cutting-edge products and services at their center based out of Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram.
A strong advocate of enjoyable and exciting workplaces, Deepu architected an Intelligent Enterprise Gamification platform, a disruptive innovation in resource management strategy. Being an ambassador of self-learning & free knowledge sharing, he initiated an informal technology hangout platform in 2013, FAYA:80 (read as FAYA Port 80), for entrepreneurs, developers, and technology enthusiasts. Today FAYA:80 has grown to be one of the most recognized technology workshops in Kerala with 100 editions to its credit across Kerala.
Deepu had served as the Managing Director of DBG (Digital Brand Group Private Ltd) from 2008 to 2016 before it merged with FAYA Corporation. Displacing traditional concepts of employee management, in January 2014, DBG was listed on the group of 28 Key innovators in the world that embraced Gamification Culture, making it the only Indian company, alongside Google, Microsoft, IBM, Yahoo, etc.
He is also the Convenor of GTech Academia & Technology Focus group(ATFG). ATFG Framework is designed to guide Students to become Industry ready collaborating with different stakeholders including Universities, companies, government agencies and communities.
Harish Mohan is the Co-Founder and Director of Perfomatix Solutions, a technology company which does product development for global clients. With over 16 years of Industry experience in India and abroad , he co-founded Perfomatix at Technopark in 2013. He has been active in GTECH since 2014 and he was a member of GTECH Technology Focus group from 2016 to 2018. Perfomatix conducted one of Technopark's largest technology knowledge-sharing events for GTECH in 2015. Harish has worked as a mentor for startups at Kerala Start-up Mission. He also runs a non profit up-skilling initiative named Upskill Mission ( www.upskillmission.org), with a mission of making young engineers job ready through one to one coaching and mentoring. He is a strong advocate of increased collaboration among GTECH companies and thereby leveraging the collective demand generation capability of the GTECH fraternity to promote the untapped solution potential of our startups and SMEs. He is also passionate about leveraging the potential of GTECH companies to address various pain areas in the society.
Jijo is the CEO of Calpine Group located at Infopark, Kochi, focused at research in Life Sciences. Businessman in Software IT, CEO of three companies based out of Kochi from 2003 onwards. Calpine is one of the first companies started inside Infopark with offices in Sunnyvale, California and Melbourne, Australia. After spending about 13 years in the United States working for various companies like Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies, Caliper Life Sciences at their Silicon Valley office in California, Jijo relocated back to his hometown at Kochi. Jijo has a B-Tech degree in Computer Engineering from REC Calicut (NIT Kozhikode) with First Rank from Calicut University and e-PGDM (MBA) from IIM Kozhikode. Jijo’s interests include research in Life Sciences and Healthcare, Technology, Business and Marketing, Reading & Research, Golf, Badminton, Farming and Social Welfare & Activities.
Manesh V.S is the Managing Director of ARS Traffic and Transport Technology India, the Indian entity of ARS T&TT group of companies. ARS T&TT is an Intelligent Transportation solution provider, offering its solutions mostly for the Road, Rail, and waterways for the past 22 years. Its Clientele is mostly Government and private organizations in the Western and Asian countries. ARS T&TT India was founded in the year 2001 in Technopark Trivandrum and in a decade the company has expanded its business to various locations and grown from a Software development center to a System Integrator level for its solutions. Manesh is a Techno-Commercial enthusiast, strategist, and leader having 24 years of expertise in the IT industry.
In addition, Manesh plays an active role as a PMJF in Lions Clubs International and handles various leadership roles in the organization by conducting programs to support students, Schools, and sustainable aid to the needy in a continuous manner.
Pius Varughese is a Management professional with 29 years of experience in many sectors including IT & ITES, Opto-electronics, IOT product development, R&D, Product Manufacturing & Electronics Manufacturing. He has also received many prestigious awards from Central and State Govt. for innovations in R&D
Presently he is holding the following positions:
C.O.O of Vinvish Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Director of Manakattampally Bio Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
Managing Trustee of Manakattampally Charitable Trust.
In addition to this he is also holding the following positions:
Vice President, Chamber of Aerospace Industries (CAI), Kerala. Vice President, Kinfra Entrepreneurs Association (KEAT). Mentor at Kerala Start-Up Mission. Member of Kerala State Advisory Committee of Science and Technology. Director Board Member of Gandhipuram Skill Development Multipurpose Industrial Co-operative Society Ltd. Life member and executive committee member of Kerala State Small Industries Association (KSSIA). Ex-member of University of Kerala Innovation Council.
Rajesh Babu is the Co-Founder & CEO Managing Director of Mirox Cyber Security & Technology. An Young IT Cyber Security professional with more than 12 + years of overall industrial experience. in developing and implementing an organization’s Cyber Security operational & functioning strategies, Security Testing's & Auditing tactical plans, and executing Critical Cyber & Electronic Security Projects in global, regional, and local markets. His company Mirox is the First Cyber Security Company from Kerala and Startup company whom passed the Security test and Empanelled in CERT-IN Government of India for Security Audit, Security Testing -VAPT, Security Advisory, Security Policy Framework & Consultancy and implementations and related Cyber Security Services & Solutions. He was also the Co - founder and Executive Committee member of Technopark Employee Hospital Society. and the Co-founder & Execute Committee Member of NATANA, a socio-cultural employee initiative in Technopark.
Rony Sebastian is the Founder & Managing Director at Softnotions Technologies Pvt Ltd, which operates out of Technopark, Trivandrum. Softnotions was conceptualised with the vision of providing tailored IT services concurrent with global market trends while catering to the client’s demands. Over the past 15 years, Softnotions has expanded operations across USA, Australia & UAE. Rony has over 17 years’ IT experience & have dabbled in various roles, before venturing out on his own. Rony is co-founder at ‘eSkill Labs’, an IT themed learning centre in Trivandrum for software graduates. Strong advocate of people strength, values and relationships, which helps himself in setting up a strong leadership team inside Softnotions Technologies Private Limited.
Satheesh Thomas has over 26 years' experience in IT industry successfully leading and delivering large-scale,complex IT development projects across different sectors .He is currently director at Pumex Infotech Pvt Ltd and CEO at Pearlsoft technologies . Prior to his current role, Satheesh was the Head,Program management team,Tejas networks (I) Ltd and has also worked with Philips Semiconductors as the ClusterLead,System Technology & Architecture Group.He has also played significant roles in reputed organisations like Tata Elxsi and Lucent technologies.He holds a Bachelor Degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University Kerala,a Diploma in Management .
Shilen founded SS Consulting, a Global Management Advisory firm providing expertise on Strategy, People, Process and Technology to enable success by start up, scale up and transformation for Startups, SME’s, MSME’s, Product and Global Service Organizations. Shilen holds a Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India. As a research associate at IIT Mumbai, Shilen developed a computer simulation for in-flight thrust estimation of a fighter aircraft and taught courses in jet propulsion to BS students.
Experienced Director with a demonstrated history in information technology and services for the Air Travel industry. Co-Founded a startup, along with his classmates of NIT-Calicut , which slowly turned into a travel technology venture incubated in NIT-Technology Business Incubator.
Suhail played a key leadership role to take this startup, which evolved into Nucore Software Solutions, from a college startup to a growth enabling tech solution provider for Travel Industry - Catering to Travel Agents (TA’s), Travel Management Companies (TMC’s) and small Airlines. Suhail was instrumental in leading Nucore’s expansion program, establishing a business presence in more than thirty countries strategically driven by MENA GDS and travel technology partnerships.
Beliefs as well as Facts continue to anchors Nucore’s own journey inside the Travel industry. The belief that the spirit for Travel will exist as long as Humanity exists in the universe and hence the industry’s contribution to Global GDP, even after post Covid will remain robust as citizens connect to a healthier lifestyle. Nucore’s Leadership team stays focused so they can continue contributing to the industry, to keep Travel business simplified in any forthcoming or changing landscape of Air Travel Industry and Business Management.
Alex was one of the founders of Teknokraaft in 1997. He has held several key roles in shaping the company and in dynamically leading Teknokraaft’s sustained growth and multinational presence – including Europe/USA/Australia markets. His initiatives brought clients from Europe and UK to Teknokraaft 20 years ago. Retaining these two clients still with Teknokraaft is testimony to the commitment he brings for the clients and to the team.
His passion for growth has seen Teknokraaft taking up new challenges – the latest being in Travel/Tourism domain. He graduated in Electronics & Communications Engineering with Masters in Business Administration. He was a member of the CII State Council and was also the past Chair of the Young Indians chapter.
Tigy Thankachan is the Founder & CEO of iTraitz IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd. He worked as a programmer during initial stages of his career & started his entrepreneurial pursuit in 2004. With over 20+ years of experience in IT related services and management, Tigy heads iTraitz’s operations with client base in the US & Europe. He holds BS and MS Degrees in Computer Science. He was awarded “Man of the Year 2020” by eWIT NASSCOM.
CEO of Kennedys Kognitive Computing Pvt Ltd. He has more than 20 years of experience with a demonstrated history of working in the innovation and technology sector. After an initial stint in EdTech, got involved mainly in two dynamically evolving fields - LawTech and InsureTech. Started the company Cognitive Computing Services a start-up back in 2017 with two colleagues. Core focus were in technologies such as machine learning, text analytics and blockchain. A year later, this company got merged with Kennedys Law a UK based international law firm and now heads the Indian innovation and development team - Kennedys Kognitive Computing Pvt Ltd. He had been involved with several products in EdTech, LawTech and InsureTech which secured global awards and recognition.
Post Graduate in Computer Science. Started Career in Keltron as a Programmer Trainee in 1989 and Worked as Scientific Officer till 1995 in National Informatics Center From 1998 to 2007, CTO of Geojit Financial ServicesLtd. 2007 to 2018, MD of Geojit Technologies In 2018, took ED's role in Geojit Financial Services Ltd.
a) KMA Manager of the Year Award
b) BNP Paribas Innovation Award
c) CIO 100 recognition (twice)
Manoj B. Dethan is the CEO of Edify Data Science with 25 years of hands-on extensive global experience in Information Technology and Data Analytics across private and public clouds.
Powered by his Engineering background, Manoj started his entrepreneurial journey in 2004 by Co-founding Kreara Solutions Pvt Ltd and served as its Director. Investing on his expertise in the field, he started the Edify Data Science Pvt Ltd in 2017 which serves transnational clients.
Manoj is associated with G-Tech for more than a decade. He was a member of the Business Focus Group of G-Tech during 2014-2016. In addition to being an Executive Member of the G-Tech during 2020-2022, he also was a member of the G-Tech Member Focus Group. He was actively involved as a member of the By-Laws Committee in amending the By-Laws of the G-Tech and was instrumental in getting G-Tech registered under the RoS.
His influential attribute was functionally reflected when he set up G-Tech’s meeting with Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Govt. of India in November, 2021.
A self-made man with diligence, the virtue of his benevolence is rightly served through his membership in various charitable organisations by way of significant contributions to altruistic causes. He is also a Free Mason.
Richard is the India Location Leader, EY Global Delivery Services (GDS). In this role, Richard (Richie) is responsible for driving the India operational strategy and Operational transformation initiatives across EY GDS.
Richie has over 29 years of experience and since joining EY in 1997, Richie has held several leadership roles in GDS including in areas of Technology, Knowledge Management, Workplace enablement Services etc. In his current capacity, Richie closely works with the Global Chief Operations officer to create long-term value and deliver the world-class experience for our people and clients.
Richie is also instrumental in strategizing the Open innovation activities of EY GDS and is building an innovation driven ecosystem comprising of Academic institutions, Entrepreneurs and Government institutions
Richie is passionate about entrepreneurship and takes part in mentorship programs and workshops to support young impact entrepreneurs and is a long advocate in bringing technology as a key enabler to solve some of the pressing societal problems. Richie is a firm believer in serving the community and is closely associated with the EY Corporate Responsibility program
Richie’s purpose is to dedicate time and energy to make a meaningful impact in the community so that they can flourish and fulfil their potential.
With over twenty-five years of experience in the IT, Business, Consulting and Entrepreneurship space, I have delivered solutions to businesses including Universities, Automotive Suppliers, PR and Marketing Firms, IT Solutions, and Insurance. As an IT consultant, I have also been a preferred vendor to Fortune 500 clients like Charles Schwab, Conseco, Allison Transmissions and Eli Lilly.
From Programmer to Project Manager, to Consultant and Business Leader, my experience spans multiple roles and responsibilities that cut across different departments and teams. My core strength is the ability to establish a common vision, communicate a clear understanding of the project goals and company direction, and execute it collaboratively.
As a Founding Member and Executive Director at Suyati Technologies, my role is to ensure that internal and external communication is aligned to the goals and vision of the company. I also oversee Suyati's CSR initiatives. I am also passionate about women entrepreneurship. As a mentor for eWIT's Aceelerated Leadership Program, and as Chair for TiE Kerala's TiE Women initiative for 2021, my focus is to help build the right ecosystem for women entrepreneurs in the state.
Management Experience of 32 years in various sectors from Consumer electronics, ISP and IT industries.
Btech in mechanical engineering, Customer Service Management from NITIE.
Currently Centre Head at Tata Elxsi Trivandrum.
Worked with Godrej, DDL, Asianet, Speridian Technologies and Accel Transmatic.
IBS Software is one of the most inspirational business stories to come out of Kerala and, arguably, the most enduring corporate enterprise in the IT product landscape of India. Founded by V K Mathews in 1997 with 55 inexperienced engineers, IBS Software is today one of the leading enterprise software companies for the global travel, transportation and logistics industry. In a country renowned for IT service companies, IBS Software is an IT product company providing specialized and proprietary mission critical technology solutions to some of the world's largest airlines, busiest airports, leading cruise lines, top oil & gas companies and renowned travel distributors & hotel groups. Today as it enters its 25th year, IBS Software has evolved into a multinational corporation, competing against renowned global IT companies, serving over 200 clients worldwide, employing 3500 professionals from 20 nationalities and poised to be the No. 1 IT solution provider to the global air transportation industry.
VK Mathews, the Founder and Executive Chairman of IBS Software, is a thought leader in the aviation and travel business. He holds several important positions in Government agencies, academic institutions, and trade bodies. Mathews has a Master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the IIT Kanpur, and executive management education from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.