Co-Founder, Mentor and Technology Evangelist
Co-Founder, Mentor and Technology Evangelist
Yan has over 16 years of experience in the software and systems development area. Most recently he was Co-founder and Architect of Collation, and led the development of the core Configuration Management Database technology instrumental in the acquisition of Collation by IBM. Prior to Collation, Yan was Director of Engineering at Covad Communications where he was responsible for the company’s service fulfillment systems. Prior to Covad, Yan was Development Manager at Tandem Computers where he led the launch of the first Windows NT product based on Tandem Non-Stop technologies. Yan has also held various engineering and management positions at Allied Telesis, 3Com, and Compex.
Yan is the inventor on 6 US patents in the areas of computer networks, process automation, and system management. Yan graduated from UC Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer System with high honor.
Co-Founder, Mentor & Chief Architect
Anand Sankaran is passionate about software technology and has been an ethical hacker for the past 16 years. As an entrepreneur, he loves to delve into new projects and experiment with new ideas.
An avid Asterix fan, Anand goes by the handle of Obelix on the internet. One of his proudest achievements has been to appear in the first five results for "Obelix" on a google search.
Anand is also a serious photography enthusiast. He loves to travel and hopes to visit every National Park in the world. You can catch his photographic exploits at http://www.anands.net
The Advisor To The Chairman, Louis Vuitton
Tikka Raja Shatrujit Singh has been representing Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury company in India since 1995 and is now "The Advisor to The Chairman" of Louis Vuitton.
He was instrumental in pioneering the development of the "Luxury" business in India. With his 17 years experience in the luxury business he is considered the "Guru" of Luxury in India. Tikka Raja Sahib has been intensely involved in preservation and restoration projects in his home town of "Kapurthala". He has also been promoting local "Shabad Kirtans" and hosts an annual music function in honour of his ancestor "Guru Ka Lal" Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia.
He is widely travelled and has been awarded "The Order of Muhammed" by His Majesty The King of Morocco. Tikka Raja Sahib has also been invited as a guest speaker by some of the world’s leading universities such as Harvard Business School and the Wharton Business School.
Sr. Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer, Digital, Nielsen Catalina Solutions
Jay has been one of the founding members of Nielsen Catalina Solutions, bringing extensive marketing, branding and naval experience. As Chief Revenue Officer for digital media, he has been responsible for developing online advertising effectiveness programs with the goal of maintaining and expanding our footprint with portals and publishers, data exchanges and mobile partners.
He joined The Nielsen Company via the acquisition of the start-up company BuzzMetrics (formerly Intelliseek). As Executive Vice President of Client Services for Nielsen BuzzMetrics, Jay was primarily responsible for commercial operations of the BuzzMetrics unit.
Jay started his business career in consumer products goods at Procter & Gamble, with Puffs and Pampers, and also worked for ConAgra serving as Brand Manager for the Banquet and Marie Callender’s lines of frozen food.
Jay is also a Commander in the United States Naval Reserve having served for a combined 24 years (active, active reserve and inactive ready reserve). Jay has a BS in Finance from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and holds an MBA in Marketing from George Washington University, Washington DC.
Cinematographer and Film Maker
Rajiv is a cinematographer and film maker. He runs his advertising production house (Rajiv Menon Productions) and film school (Mindscreen).
Rajiv Menon’s versatility as a cinematographer has received much praise. Throughout his career, he has worked with accomplished filmmakers like Mani Ratnam, Shyam Benegal and Girish Karnad.
Falling in love with making of ad films at a young age, Menon started his career in the field of ad-photography, and then went on to make a number of TV commercials. Rajiv Menon has been a well respected and notable personality in the Indian Advertising circuit.
Rajiv has made several advertisements with A R Rahman’s Jingles. Some such noteworthy advertisements include Airtel, Colgate, Palmolive, Titan, Asian Paints, Raymond’s, among others.