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Pranay Palni

Engineering veteran with several hats - Founder/CEO, Consultant, GM

Work experience

HikVision DVR Video

Segment Extractor

Segment Extractor VC++.NET application for extraction and playback of H.264 encoded video clips from HikVision digital video recorders(DVRs). Time slicing options: defined by user, queried from database. Blackberry Digital Profile Portal Digital portal for new generation 3G Blackberry touchscreen smartphones that enriches user experience during an active call by providing contextual information retrieved from proprietary servers as well as social networks like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Also supports SMS based chatting. SaaS Online Examination System Enterprise-grade hosted online examination system with Flex 4.0 Client and PHP (Zend Framework) Server. Executed Product/Database design and architecture for a local startup. Business Analytics Web and business analytics strategies, metric compilation, statistics and processing and reports development in PHP for a TiE top 50 web 2.0 events & entertainment portal startup(http://www.buzzintown.com) based in Delhi and Bangalore.
Prosix Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
Jul 2015Present

Consulting GM (Systems)

Provide ongoing technical (software architecture and development) plus product management expertise across varied domains for new gen applications deployed on cloud as well as mobile endpoints. Recent examples are a cloud based Electronic Health Records (EHR) system (uses HTML5/CSS3/JQuery/Javascript/PHP/MySQL) and a C# GIS enabled application for a Trimble rugged mobile phone model (Juno 3d) running Windows Embedded 6 with the .NET Compact Framework (v3.5).
SchoolJunction (schooljunction.co.in)
Aug 2012Present

Founder & CEO

SchoolJunction is a knowledge resource and a social networking platform "on steroids" in the area of Kindergarten/Preschool to Class XII (K-12) education for India. The target demographic includes parents, teachers, schoolchildren, school representatives and school-related business owners. Registration is free and necessary to fully appreciate and use SchoolJunction’s rich set of social networking features, though a certain part of the content can be accessed without logging in. Interesting Highlights: The "Library" and "My Page" modules accessible from the main navigation bar from the top. Also, a classified advertisement section: "Marketplace" and a photo organization and album management section: "Photos", both accessible from within "My Page". The “Schools”, “Articles”, “Forums” and “Businesses” modules complete the picture.
Pranay Palni Consulting
Feb 2008Present

Consultant, Software Technology & Project Management

Independent Contractor/ Consultant providing technology development and project management skills on short and long term basis to client firms for building products with quality and realizing measurable gains in productivity and effectiveness. Latest assignments (completed and active) include: - (Active) Enterprise Electronic Medical Record (EMR/EHR) warehousing and retrieval system as per GoI recommendations. Implementation builds on widely popular open source framework. ICD-10, HL7, SNOMED, LOINC, RxNorm standards compliant. Technologies: PHP5, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JQuery. - Fluid, rich, client-side animation widget to illustrate the formation of English words from their constituent roots to children - a tool to assist word retention and vocabulary development. Technology: Greensock JS animation library, JQuery, Javascript, HTML5, CSS3. - Groovy/Grails web application for athletics and race timings measurement and participant result processing using Thingmagic® Mercury series RFID readers and GEN2 passive RFID tags. - CAN bus linked instrument cluster driver information and interaction module with touch screen TFT on embedded STM32 ARM standalone platform ( STM32F407VGT6) for Hybrid-Assisted vehicles. (See "Projects" below for complete list)
Aug 2012Present

Founder

Founder SchoolJunction(schooljunction. co. in) (2 years 2 months) Lucknow, India SchoolJunction is a knowledge resource and a social networking platform" on steroids" in the area of Kindergarten/Preschool to Class XII(K-12) education for India. The target demographic includes parents, teachers, schoolchildren, school representatives and school-related business owners. Registration is free and necessary to fully appreciate and use SchoolJunction's rich set of social networking features, though a certain part of the content can be accessed without logging in. Interesting Highlights: The" Library" and" My Page" modules accessible from the main navigation bar from the top. Also, a classified advertisement section:" Marketplace" and a photo organization and album management section:" Photos", both accessible from within" My Page". The“ Schools”,“ Articles”,“ Forums” and“ Businesses” modules complete the picture. SchoolJunction
Software Technology & Project Management
Feb 2008Present

Consultant

Consultant, Consulting (6 years 8 months) Lucknow Independent Contractor/Consultant providing technology development and project management skills on short and long term basis to client firms for building products with quality and realizing measurable gains in productivity and effectiveness. Latest include: (Active) Enterprise Electronic Medical Record(EMR/EHR) warehousing and retrieval system as per GoI recommendations. Implementation builds on widely popular open source framework. ICD-10, HL7, SNOMED, LOINC, RxNorm standards compliant. Technologies: PHP5, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JQuery. Fluid, rich, client-side animation widget to illustrate the formation of English words from their constituent roots to children-a tool to assist word retention and vocabulary development. Technology: Greensock JS animation library, JQuery, Javascript, HTML5, CSS3. Groovy/Grails web application for athletics and race timings measurement and participant result processing using Thingmagic® Mercury series RFID readers and GEN2 passive RFID tags. CAN bus linked instrument cluster driver information and interaction module with touch screen TFT on embedded STM32 ARM standalone platform(STM32F407VGT6) for Hybrid-Assisted vehicles. (See" Projects" below for complete list)
TriVium Systems
Jul 2006Jan 2008

Associate Vice-President

Associate Vice-President, Technology (1 year 7 months) Technology mentor and chief technologist/architect for the Converged Communications Products Business Unit, focused on delivering new products in the converged communications space. Improved the QC function company-wide.
TriVium Systems
Apr 2005Jun 2006

Senior Manager-Engineering & Support

Senior Manager-Engineering & Support (1 year 3 months) Built depth of expertise in key areas in a relatively inexperienced team. Delivered 35+ releases including new features. Trained and mentored support and engineering managers on processes, planning and partner management.
TriVium Systems
Oct 2003Mar 2005

Technical Manager

Technical Manager (1 year 6 months) Primary engineering interface and support manager for company's US business consisting of software offerings in the Call Accounting space. (Open) 2 projects Start-up Entrepreneur, Simi Valley, CA, USA
Nortel Networks
Mar 1998Oct 2001

Technical Manager, Dsp Development

Technical Manager, DSP Development (3 years 8 months) Senior Member, Technical Staff(DSP Development)
University of Southern California(EE Systems Department)
Jan 1994Dec 1994

Research Assistant

Research Assistant (1 year) Assisted research in Trellis Coded Modulation(TCM) systems in the Communication Sciences Institute's Coding/Signal Processing lab.
HCL(Communications Division)
Mar 1991Jul 1993

Engineer

Engineer(Research & Development) (2 years 5 months) Responsible for digital PBX card and interface design/implementation, value additions to existing telecom products. Languages English Full professional proficiency Hindi Native or bilingual proficiency

Education

University of Southern California
19931995

MSEE

University of Southern California
19861991

B.Technology