Management Team & Advisory Board
The visionaries that make us who we are.
The visionaries that make us who we are.
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 26 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 Indian School of Business (ISB), Wharton School of Management, Northwestern University - Kellogg’s School of Management and University of Maryland USA.
A mastermind at designing objectives and framework for solid delivery operations, Shripad Baride is a skilful IT leader with 17+ years of experience in Information Technology Architecture and Software Development. With a natural eye for problem-solving combined with 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).
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 off shore development operations.
Silas earned an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Virginia Tech.
Norihisa (Noel), Trance (Haneda) is a seasoned executive having more than 36 years’ of experience in technology. He is a physicist having varied experience in research and development of various products. He has been with Fujifilm Corporation, Japan since 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 Executive Strategy Adviser to Datt Japan Co. Ltd and C-60 Pan Asia, Hong Kong. He teaches part-time in Komazawa University, Tokyo, Japan.
An award-winning leader, key note 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 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.
Himanshu Warudkar is a senior technology delivery leader, innovator and strategist and thought leader in the field of Banking Technology with over 18 years of experience in delivering large / transformational and innovation driven design and digital programs for multi-national banks in India, Africa and UK. Known for establishing winning partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, he created a highly advantageous working environment and effective contributions from partners for smooth and seamless delivery.
Himanshu has been instrumental in leading the application delivery teams within global bank technology centres in India and has been the driving force for the accelerated growth across multinational, high performance global organizations. He completed M. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB) in collaboration with Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Suhas has 30+ experience in IT industry spanned across diverse verticals like Banking, Media and Entertainment, Telecommunication, Credit Rating, Insurance and Life Sciences. No surprise that he is known as voice-of-experience in his professional network. Suhas has niche skills in understanding client’s requirements; build teams and be responsible for end-to-end delivery as promised. Suhas also has a successful track record of pre-sales and business development. Suhas has managed key assignments, which include Dun and Bradstreet, Standard and Poor’s, JP Morgan Chase, TD Securities, First Data Merchant Services, British Telecom (UK), Abbott Labs and Merck Pharmaceuticals.
Suhas has bachelor’s degree in Statistics followed by Post-graduate Computer Management from Mumbai University, India. During his professional tenure Suhas has been CMM (Capability Maturity Model, SEI, CMU) assessor, ISO 9000 expert, PMP, Certified Scrum Master and SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) consultant. He has handled successfully many large-scale endeavors of transformation from Waterfall to Agile.