Management Team & Advisory Board

The visionaries that make us who we are.

Vasant Manwadkar

Founder and CEO

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 32 years of extensive experience in the IT industry and a thought leader in building disruptive technology companies that reshape 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, South Korea, and Australia. 

Vasant earned an MBA from the Indian School of Business, India, and a Bachelor of Computer Engineering from Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli, India. He holds certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMP) and the Institute of Management Consultants, USA (IMCA).

Shripad Baride
Delivery Head

A mastermind at designing objectives and frameworks for solid delivery operations, Shripad Baride is a skillful IT leader with 22 years of experience in Information Technology Architecture and Software Development. With a natural eye for problem-solving combined with the 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).

Vijay Shimpukade
Chief Strategy Officer

Vijay is a Techno-Commercial leader having over 29 years of industry experience spanning multiple sectors, including IT/ITES, Telecom, Software & Product Development, HPC, System Integrators, Manufacturing, and many more. He has gained experience working with the Top 100 companies across the globe, including India, the USA, Europe, Russia, Asia-Pacific & Japan, and Africa. Demonstrating tenacity, Vijay has managed many Senior roles and supervised cross-functional global teams in the Business and Technical domains, mainly at AT&T in USA and Intel globally.

After completing his Engineering Degree and gaining a few years of industry experience in Sales and Technical Support, Vijay went to attain a Master’s Degree in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, USA, to strengthen the product-to-person relationship philosophy, which he still believes is the key to the success of any organization and individual. He also has a couple of startup companies under his belt. Vijay was a Grand Jury for Manthan Award, a South Asia and the Asia Pacific event in 2012 for Digital Empowerment Foundation, a not-for-profit social enterprise.

Advisory Board

Silas Matteson

Silas has over 40 years of experience in the commercial software industry in North America. He has worked for various 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. Before defining and developing products, Silas spent ten years in direct and indirect sales of enterprise-level systems management software solutions. He has over 15 years of experience working with and managing offshore development operations.

Silas earned an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Virginia Tech.

Norihisa (Noel),
Haneda (Trance)

Norihisa (Noel), Haneda (Trance) is a seasoned executive having more than 38 years of experience in technology. He is a physicist with varied experience in researching and developing various products. He has been with Fujifilm Corporation, Japan, from 1983 to 2017. He holds over 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 Board Director to Datt Japan Co. Ltd and Executive Strategy Adviser to C-60 Pan Asia, Hong Kong. He teaches part-time at Komazawa University, Tokyo, Japan.

Vikrant Ponkshe

An award-winning leader, keynote 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 24 years of cross-functional, multi-cultural experience in the Banking & Financial Services sector in 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.

Sanjeev Dali

Sanjeev is a senior technology Global leader for more than 30 years who led teams in the developed US, Europe and in emerging geographies Latin America, Asia etc. He is an innovator and strategist in defining Information Technology for consumer products and the food industry. He created & sustained IT Global shared services organizations supporting 100+ countries for big corporations. Managed vast, complex Global IT operations – infrastructure and Applications. Managed Global Digital transformation projects such as cloud migration, Digital workplace, Big data analytics, etc. Significant experience in SAP Global implementations for more than 20 years with projects like S4/HANA, Instance consolidations.
He is post-graduate from Jamanalal Bajaj, Mumbai & post-graduate from Tuck university.