Summary

- Senior executive with experience of working to align business, creative and technology plans - Unique and broad combination of creative, management and delivery skills with a technology background - Accomplished writer and public speaker

Work History

Work History
Feb 2008 - Present

Advisor and Evangelist

DuxSoft
I act as advisor and evangelist for DuxSoft, a tech startup focused on HPC solutions for small and medium companies
Nov 2007 - Present

Group EVP, Business Development and Marketing

Maya Entertainment Ltd.
- Business development and product aquisition for the animation vertical - International BD and operations for the education vertical - Group marketing, branding and communications - Part of Corporate Strategy group
Jan 2007 - Oct 2007

Consultant, Strategy and Development

Maya Entertainment Ltd.
- Strategy advisor to the management and board - Assist with top level reorganization - Align business plan and projections - Handle Business and creative development - Identify and pursue content creation partnerships - Assist with strategy and knowledge management in the franchised education vertical of the company, introduce technology partnerships
Jun 2004 - Jul 2006

Creative and Technical Consultant

Jivanta Interactive
- Assist game services startup with strategy, setup and recruitment. - Oversee client pilots and game project deliveries (programming and art) from multi-location teams Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. - Provide art direction and supervision for 3D demo reel development, including high end cinematics and next-gen technology.
Sep 2005 - May 2006

Strategy Consultant

Matrix Studios
- Help create $50MM new media business plan - Provide domain expertise and strategy inputs to create the business focus - Assist in assembling the creative and technology teams - Identify potential India & US acquisitions
2005 - 2005

Strategy Consultant

Reliance Infocomm, India
- Create $200M business plan and go-to-market strategy for media business - Target $2B global business in five years encompassing DTH, animation, mobile content and games - Identify target areas and potential acquisitions
Apr 2003 - May 2004

CTO

Prana Studios Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
- Design and build scalable best-of-breed studio infrastructure for 3D animation. - Devise and implement technology plan and CG delivery pipeline. - Grow studio operations to 30 employees in 10 months, supporting delivery of multiple US projects and completion of first marketing show reel - Assist in creative & technical supervision for lighting, rendering and effects
2001 - 2003

Senior Software Engineer

Sony Electronics Ltd.
- Work in advanced R&D group to visualize live broadcast telemetry data in a real time 3D graphics engine for NASCAR races - Lead design of camera and multimedia APIs and applications for Sony Clie products on Palm platform, in collaboration with Palm USA and Sony Electronics Tokyo. - Patent on advertising metrics inside video games
1997 - 2001

Technical Director

Industrial Light and Magic (ILM)
- Create visual effects and lighting on movies like Perfect Storm and Star Wars - Episode 1. - Develop production pipeline to incorporate Maya and motion capture in the studio. - Serve on several pipeline and technical steering groups. - Work with Production Software and R&D groups.
1996 - 1997

Artist

Sony Pictures Imageworks
- Early adopter of VRML, helping define the 2.0 Spec and create first cloth simulation in VRML - Create successful prototypes of movie based interactive worlds (Jumanji) showcased in Digital Bayou, Siggraph New Orleans 1996 - As an intern, successfully made solo demo and presentation to CEO, Chairman and entire board of Sony Japan including Norio Ohga and Nobuyuki Idei
Jul 1993 - May 1994

Trainee

Index Computing Ltd.
- Work in RnD group on Document Image Processing and Optical Character Recognition

Education

Education
Aug 1994 - Dec 1996

MS

Univ. of California, Los Angeles

Specialised in Computer Graphics

1989 - 1994

MS/B.E

Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Winner, "Brain of BITS" Winner, Best Paper in Computer Science, Apogee 1994, for final year thesis on "Neural Network based Optical Character Recognition"
Nov 1983 - Mar 1987

Campion School, Bombay