Industry Interactions and Startups
  1. Co-Founder of Eisodus Networks Private Limited (Ethernet based Broadband access network) I co-founded and incubated a company called Eisodus Networks Private Limited in IIT Bombay’s business incubator in 2002 to develop metro Ethernet switch for broadband access network. The company successfully secured a funding from investors. The field trial of the technology was carried out by a number of service providers. Eisodus team became part of Tejas Networks in 2007. I served as Technology Advisor to Tejas Networks during 2007-09.
    The company was featured in Light Reading.

  2. Incubation and Mentoring of Panchsheel Research Private Limited Power & Fuel (P&F) expenses constitute majority of operating expenses of a cellular wireless network, and Diesel alone constitutes ~40% of overall Power & Fuel (P&F) expenses. We have developed an innovative tool using advanced machine learning analytics and optimization techniques that can significantly reduce the Operational Expense (OPEX). The technology has been field tested in several sites and has demonstrated close to 30% reduction in OPEX. This patented technology is now being commercialized by Panchsheel Research Pvt Ltd founded by my former student.

  3. Consulting and Advisory Role I have provided consultancy to many industries (completed 30 projects) in network planning and design, technology choice, procurement, installation; performance analysis and audit of networks; design and implementation of network protocols; due-diligence of technical capabilities for investment, taxation and validation matters on technology components.
Board and Advisory Level Positions
Institute of Advanced Studies in Science and Technology, Guwahati

Chairman, Board of Governors, Institute of Advanced Studies in Science and Technology, Guwahati, 2018
Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

Board Member, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, 2018
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

Member (Part time), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), since 2018
CSC Wi-Fi Choupal Services India Pvt. Ltd.

Director, CSC Wi-Fi Choupal Services India Pvt. Ltd., since 2017
Nominee Director, National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)

Nominee Director, National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), since 2017
Central Electronics Limited (CEL)

Part-time, Non-official Director, Central Electronics Limited, a public sector undertaking since 2017
Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research (PUKAR)

Trustee, Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research (PUKAR), since 2017
IITB Research Park Foundation

Member, Board of Directors, IITB Research Park Foundation, a Section 8 company, since 2016
Telecom Standards Development Society (TSDSI

Member, Governing Council, Telecom Standards Development Society (TSDSI), 2018-2020
Center for Innovation VNIT (CIVN)

Board Member, Board of Directors, Center for Innovation VNIT (CIVN), a Section 25 company, VNIT, Nagpur, since 2012.

Past Postions - Board and Advisory Level
Telecom Standards Development Society (TSDSI

Chairman, Governing Council, Telecom Standards Development Society India (TSDSI), a Registered Society under Societies registration Act-1860, Delhi, since 2013- October 2018
Society of Innovations and Entrepreneurship (SINE)

Member, Governing Board, Society of Innovations and Entrepreneurship (SINE), IIT Bombay, a registered society, since 2015
Telecom Centers of Excellence

Member, Telecom Centers of Excellence India Executive Council, a Registered Society, 2012-2014.