Academic Level Master’s Degree
Date of Birth 02021978
22 years of fast-track career in project management, dealing with Tier-1 customers such as Apple/Nokia/Microsoft and vendors such as Mediatek;
Working closely with teams and multiple stakeholders to help team build profitable products, on time with quality.
Executive MBA from IIM Bangalore (PGPEM)
Winner of Intel’s second highest award (CCG GRA – Client Computing Group -Group Recognition Award)
Technical expertise in mobile/embedded/IOT domains specifically in drivers for 4G/5G chipsets
Post Graduate Diploma in Software Enterprise Management (Executive MBA) (2005 - 2008) Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Core courses - First year – Micro/Macro Economics, Finance Reporting and Analysis, Marketing Management, Strategy, Operations Management, Cost Management, Corporate Finance, Organization Design, Decision Sciences, Corporate Governance and Business Law. Second Year Electives: - Software Project Management, Telecom Industry, Elements of Management Consulting, Business to Business Marketing, Product Management, Consumer Behavior, Business Data Mining, Corporate Valuation, Advanced strategy (multi-business firms), CRM. Academic Projects: - Elements of Management Consulting - Marketing plan for a startup (website). Product Management - Business development plan for a storage product.
Bachelor of Engineering - Electronics and Communication (1995 - 1999) B.M.S. College of Engineering - Bangalore University
Project on Power management completed.
Work & Experience
Intel Technology India (P) Limited (2019 - 2022 ) Project/Program Manager – Windows 5G laptop connectivity – Intel Core Gen 10/11/12
Integrated 3rd party 5G chipset to Intel laptops using Windows Device drivers. Managed the development and integration of the same. Used strong technical expertise to lead a joint planning session between Mediatek and Intel and 3rd party HW vendor in Taipei, even though the teams were new and meeting for the first time. Negotiated and defined Statement of Work and deliverables from Mediatek, 3rd party HW vendor, together with architects and the business/legal team o This was extremely key as the scoping and plan at the beginning were important to Mediatek, 3rd party HW vendor to execute their deliverables on time • Planned/tracked and integrated SW deliverables from all 3 parties by driving joint weekly tracking calls; this helped to contain risks from internal teams and MTK, an additional 3rd party HW supplier o Drove the team to use n-1 silicon to develop/validate 50% of the solution before the final silicon from Mediatek. Proactively focused on key technical deliverables and dependencies between the organizations on the critical path o Established a good risk-management plan, which helped to execute the entire program within 18 months though the team was medium size (~75 people) • By working with the customer support team, engaged customers early, and successfully ramped up the solution to 48 5G design wins and counting despite several technical challenges; continued working on adding 5G mmW as a follow-on to the 5G Sub-6 solution • Performed the role of program manager before the sale of Intel Mobile division to Apple. Was working in the mobile division on integrating XMM7560 4G chipset in an M.2 form factor to the Microsoft Surface Tablet/Intel laptops at that time –> was then invited to join Intel CCG (client division) to lead the team further on 4G/5G programs
Intel Mobile Communications India (2012 - 2019 ) Software Project Manager
SW Project Manager (Mobile Chipset Drivers/Tools) – iPhone X (XMM7560 4G Chipset) • Effectively used pre-silicon tools/emulators to ensure drivers and SW were ready before the actual Silicon; helped to create a demo of working drivers using pre-silicon chip emulation that won the confidence of Apple managers/decision makers; use of race charts to track actual validation progress on pre-silicon was highly appreciated. • Worked with Agile coaches to bring in a focus for iterative, medium-duration deliveries, thus helping the team transition from waterfall to an Agile-like process (Blue-Dot) during the pre-silicon development itself which led to high-quality delivery and lower bug count; played the role of mediator between pre-silicon teams and internal development teams as pre-silicon tools were also maturing • Involved in planning/monitoring and delivery of chipset drivers, as well as weekly status reporting and presentation to Apple managers; delivered SW as per quality criteria at all milestones which eventually led to the mass production of over 100 M phones • While bringing up the SW on multiple versions of the silicon, led the task force consisting of multinational engineers twice onsite in Germany in a high-pressure environment
Infineon Technologies India P Ltd (2003 - 2012 ) Functional Project Manager - Drivers/Tools
Mobile Chipsets SW Development and integration for Nokia/LG/Panasonic/ Siemens BenQ 3G Platforms Mobile Chipsets SW Driver Development (Storage, I2C, USIF for Infineon 3G Platforms)
Jataayu Software India P Ltd (2000 - 2003 ) Project Lead
SIMplify – Product Lead – SIM STK Solution Linux Kernel – Load Balancer for WAP Server Gateways – BSNL India. CFMP Client – Apogee Networks USA (Client Award)
Honors & awards
2021 CCG Group Recognition Award - Intel
Received this Award for enabling 5G connectivity on all Intel based Windows laptops. This is the second highest award in Intel worldwide.
2017 iPhone X Recognition Program
Received an iPhoneX in cash award for excelling in delivering Drivers/Tools/Applications for the mobile chipset SW for the iPhoneX (4G Phone).