Advisory Panel

C.N. Madhusudan (Madhu), founder and CEO of VectorSpan Inc., an enterprise focused on enabling companies to plan their growth/exit strategy, engineer inorganic growth and make integration and cross border transactions successful. An accomplished deal maker, his core competencies include strategic analysis, business evaluation, cross border issues management, transaction management and complex negotiations.

He is a TIE mentor, Chairman and former President of TiE Atlanta and former Chairman of the Board of the Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC). He leads a boot camp for business owners on Exit Strategy and Value Maximization at the University of Michigan.

He was one of the early member’s of the NIIT team in India. As President and COO, he led NIIT’s largest overseas operation and was nominated twice for the Atlanta International Business Award for outstanding leadership and role in the growth of Atlanta as an international business center.

He has received the 2007 “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award”, for innovation, leadership and vision in business. As a philatelist he has won several awards in international exhibitions and was recognized by the Government of India for his services to Indian Philately.

Sundaram Mani, Executive Director Corporate, Super Auto Forge Private Ltd. He has more than 40 years of experience in operational and leadership roles across various supply chain functions.

He is a visiting professor for Indian Institute of Material Management and Loyola Institute of Business Management (LIBA), Chennai. He was the recipient of Best Faculty Award in 2005 (National Level). He is also a Trained Trainer from International Trade Centre, Geneva for their course -International Purchasing & Supply Chain Management (part of UNCTAD – UN Organization).

He was honored as a distinguished member (2007), IIMM in recognition of the personal contribution to materials fraternity. He was the Elected Council Member of EPCES (Export Promotion Council for EOUs & SEZs) for the year 2006-08 and EEPC INDIA 2008-10.

He also is a National Council Member of IIMM and also the Chairman, Logistics Core Committee. An Expert Committee Member, Logistics Committee / Indirect Taxes, Madras Chamber of Commerce, Chennai. He also holds the position of a member of the Academic Council, VAEL’s University, Chennai.

Vinod Viswanathan, Engineering Director – Media Cloud at Netflix. He has experience in building and nurturing exceptional engineering teams and delivering great products.

He is one of the founding employees of Optena Corp where he led the role of Director, Engineering and Customer Solutions. During his stint in this organization he worked with the sales & marketing team to build vertical solutions on top of the Optena infrastructure for software engineering, hi-tech manufacturing and financial industry. He was also the Former Senior Director- Software Engineering, Zillion TV.

He has patents for the following works – ‘Entertainment System for providing personalized advertisements’, ‘Real time ad selection for requested content’ and ‘Systems and methods for providing responses from users of an entertainment system’.

He graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. His areas of expertise include – distributed systems, web-scale architecture, public compute cloud, enterprise software, large scale media processing. He is a hands-on technical leader and manager.

Shantanu Rudra has over 35 years of experience in Finance leadership roles and General Management, across diverse industries including IT, Outsourcing, Manufacturing and Real Estate.

He is a corporate strategist whose area of expertise is financial management, governance & company development. His key focus is to create and increase productivity, efficiency and profitability. He strongly believes in blending motivation, leadership, experience and skills to develop and implement innovative ideas that produce bottom line results.

He is currently engaged as an Angel investor as well as a Financial and Business advisor for start-up advisory and business transformation.

He has held senior roles in organizations like IBM, Tech Mahindra, Tata Autocomp, DLF & Jumbo Electronics – driving initiatives focused at ensuring robust top and bottom line growth, business transformation and governance.

Radhika Madhusudan, Director of VectorSpan Inc. She is a Cross-border M&A advisor, consultant and trainer.

She has over 20 years of experience in the Indian and U.S. software and training markets with extensive experience in project management, e-commerce, application and instructional software development.

She has managed outsourcing projects for clients such as IBM, Pepsi, PeopleSoft and The World Bank with cross-border teams.

She has served as Director, e-business at NIIT (global software and learning services provider) and as Director, Technology Project Management of eTour (a personal tour guide of the web and a top 100 Media Metrix Site and now part of AskJeeves.)

Mallika Ramamurthy is CEO of Apogee Consulting, she provides strategic and technology advisory services to clients.

Mallika has more than 20 years of experience as a technology professional, working on digital and business transformation projects across a range of technologies to resolve client problems utilising suitable technologies to optimise and improve and business processes in the corporate sector.

Previously, Mallika was Director, Management Consulting at an international consulting firm. In this capacity, her chief responsibilities were Business Development, Solution Delivery and managing client relationships. A keen observer of technology trends and an innovative thinker,  Mallika combines business experience and insight to identify and solve client problems utilising suitable technology to optimise and improve business processes.

Mallika’s areas of expertise include Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain function as well as integrating aspects between processes. Mallika’s advisory areas includes the following areas: Risk Controls and Compliance, Security, Real-time / In-flight Assessments, Gap Analysis, Product and Software Selection, Vendor Selection, Accounting Standards Implementation, Software Upgrades / Migration, Data Migration and Master Data Management.

She is certified in ‘Fintech – future Commerce’ from MIT and Hyperledger / Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) from Edx.

As an Advisor to Metacog Solutions, Mallika provides guidance in training and courses on Emerging Technologies and trends such as ‘Blockchain’ / Internet of Things (IoT), Chatbots, Industry 4.0 and their impact on our business and personal lives.

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